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



Latest Newsletter:

September 2018 Newsletter



News from Other Organisations:


Spirit of adventure - adult voyage

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Waikato University presentations;

Waikato University has a useful and interesting series of public presentations that are sometimes in Tauranga, details can be found by following this link:

House of Science

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

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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.

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