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Sun, 21 Jul


Envirohub BOP

Community Day - In Collab with Envirohub BOP

Join us for New Zealand's first ever Fungi Fest NZ Community Day! Koha/donation entry - all ages

Community Day - In Collab with Envirohub BOP
Community Day - In Collab with Envirohub BOP

Time & Location

21 Jul 2024, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm NZST

Envirohub BOP, 31B Glasgow Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand


About the event


We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Envirohub Bay of Plenty to bring you this one-day-only event that is not to be missed!!

  • Education hub - with Peter Buchanan, Mycologist and Science Team Leader at Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research
  • Creative zone - with free painting and pottery making
  • Giant fungi photo wall
  • Live entertainment - poetry and music by local artists (slots still available, register HERE)
  • Food and beverage vendors
  • Bioluminescent Space - navigate with mini UV lights
  • Tattoo room and creative stalls (stalls still available, register HERE)
  • And it's all fungi and mushroom themed!! 

You might ask, 'What's the difference between fungi and mushrooms?', well you can head to our Education Hub and chat to the experts from Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research to find out and learn all about them and why they are so important to us all. Then, head over to the Creative Zone and paint your own mushroom to take home for free.

The dark zone will be filled with glow-in-the-dark and UV reactant fungi themed works that will be based on bioluminescent fungi and mushrooms. Walk through spotting all the little mushrooms with a mini UV light (provided) in this one-of-a-kind experience.

Turn up in a Fungi inspired costume for your chance to win prizes, including a one month free membership to Tinkd Makerspace where you can learn to 3D print, laser cut, sew, cut vinyl, and so much more! Prize entry closes at 1pm and will be announced at 1:30pm.

Spot prizes for creative ingenuity and clever upcycling. Please make sure you register upon arrival.

Check out the creative stalls to get some unique fungi inspired wares or get your first, or latest, fungi tattoo in the tattoo green room.

Enter the raffle for a chance to win a copy of the Fungi of Aotearoa book by Liv Sisson, and other great prizes.

NO EFTPOS AVAILABLE - Cash or bank transfer only.

We are proud to say that this will be an event safe for everyone to visit and enjoy.

And the best part? You choose what it will cost! We believe in removing financial barriers so you decide how much to pay for entry as we know not everyone can afford to pay what they would like to. 

Please note: No ticket is required, there will be a Koha/donation table at the entry. However, you can register for event updates via email. 

All funds raised will be used to pay creatives and put into future events as we are a not-for-profit organisation. 

Want to make a donation now to help our volunteers do what we do? Check out our donations page. 

Want to be a sponsor of Fungi Fest NZ and help us make this even bigger and better? Email us on

Proudly supported by...

Tauranga City Council Creative Communities Scheme, Flow State NZ, Tauranga - The Pottery Studio, Tinkd Makerspace and Manaaki Whenua -Landcare Research.

This is a drug-free, alcohol-free and smoke-free event.


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