The Village is a vibrant, unique, alternative retail and events destination supporting a welcoming, cost-effective facility to house not-for-profit community groups.

Over 50 dynamic businesses are based at the Village, from local artists to photographers, to national community organisations. The Village opened in 1977, originally the site of the Tauranga Museum, where thousands of visitors enjoyed their unique visit into the past.

In August 1998 the site was taken over by the Compass Community Trust and reborn as the “Community” Village.  Friends of the Village are supporters, volunteers and donors of the whole Village concept.

Where is it :  17th Avenue, Tauranga


News from Other Organisations:

House of Science

House of Science need volunteers for driving and to help fix some broken equipment.

If you can help, check their website for further information:

or contact Pam:

Pam Bassett

GM House of Science Tauranga 

1/100 Grey Street 


07 5710711



Tauranga Continuing Education Group

Tauranga Continuing Education Group aims to Providing older people with an opportunity to listen to prominent New Zealanders discussing topics of interest.  Many of the speakers come from the University of Waikato and others from business and local organisations.

Meetings are held at the Otumoetai Baptist Church, 241 Otumoetai Road, Tauranga, commencing at 10.00am 3rd Tuesday of the month.

For 2018 speaker details see the web site HERE