Organise an Event

Events Calendar

Promote your event for free on this website. Follow the simple procedure to create a listing, and remember to keep us up to date with any changes. All event listings will be checked and verified by the Website Administrator prior to being displayed on this site.

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Event Assistance

We can help with event planning, marketing, funding advice and Whakatane District Council requirements.

Nicola Burgess, Promotions Officer
Whakatane District Council

07 306 0597 or 027 440 0072

Halls for Hire

Whakatane District Council has a number of community halls available for hire for sporting, social or cultural events and private functions.  

Parks and Reserves

Whakatane's wonderful parks and public spaces are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike and lend themselves to a variety of events or functions.  A mobile stage is also available for hire.

Event Suppliers

Planning an event is a complex task, and often you need expert help. Here's a list of Whakatane-based event suppliers.


The Whakatāne District Council recognises that local communities, through their diverse range of activities, make a major contribution to the social, environmental, cultural and economic well-being of the Whakatāne District. There are a number of funding schemes available which may be relevant for your event.

Local Media Organisations

Promote your event to Whakatane audiences through local media organisations that are proud to support the Whakatane community.

Radio 1XX

Local award-winning radio station offering Bay of Plenty news, sport, weather and marine information, community notices and adult contemporary music to the Eastern Bay Of Plenty on 90.5 FM and 1242 AM and 93.0 FM at Ohope Beach.

Location: Corner of The Strand and McAlister Street, Whakatane
Telephone: 07 308 6239
Fax: 07 307 1242

Bayrock 97.7 FM and 99.3 FM

The Bay of Plenty's original rock station. Owned and operated by Radio 1XX.

Location: Corner of The Strand and McAlister St, Whakatane
Telephone: 07 306 1222
Fax: 07 307 1242

The Sun 96.9 FM

A local iwi radio station with a bilingual programme offering news, sports shows, community notices and contemporary music. Also operates a youth orientated iwi station, Taiohi 98.4 FM.

Location: Kingsway Mall, Kopeopeo, Whakatane
Telephone: 07 308 0403
Fax: 07 308 0150
Website:  or

Whakatane Beacon and Bay Weekend

Whakatane's award-winning community newspaper, the Whakatane Beacon, is available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at various newsagents, dairies and bookshops. Bay Weekend is a free lifestyle weekly available late Friday or Saturday. The company also publishes the Kawerau Voice and Opotiki News.

Location: Whakatane Beacon, Pyne St, Whakatane
Telephone: 07 308 8129
Fax: 07 308 7569

Whakatane News

Catch up with the news of the Eastern Bay every Thursday with this free community newspaper. This is also the Whakatane office for the Rotorua Daily Post.

Location: Whakatane News, Phoenix House, Pyne St, Whakatane
Telephone: 07 308 8300
Fax: 07 307 0567