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TOTARA ST is an unrivaled, multi-functional entertainment venue located in the heart of Mount Maunganui. The facilities at TOTARA ST are used for a number of different events, workshops, and corporate functions. Having the ability to set the room up for an intimate vibe with 20 people, or open both levels and house over 400 patrons is what sets us apart from the rest. TOTARA ST has become the Bay of Plenty’s premier live music, entertainment and events facility. Check our events page for details on upcoming shows.

Founded in 2015TOTARA ST has played host to some of New Zealand’s most prestigious artists and entertainers. From hosting shows such as Hollie Smith and Head Like a Hole, to being readily available for birthday parties and corporate functions, the beauty of the space is that it can be manipulated to suit any event organiser's wishes. The room is equipped with a beautiful Martin Audio sound system, solid in house lighting rig, two licensed bars, commercial kitchen, mezzanine floor, and excellent sight lines to the stage. Whatever your focus is, our events team can tailor an event package to suit all the needs of your clientele.

Coming Events

New School Hip Hop

MACHETE CLAN + DRXNES + MUNGBEANZ join forces for their biggest and baddest tour to date! Travelling North to south for the rark of all rarks! its time to bring all the monsters out ... are you ready?

Electronic Dance

To break up the doom and gloom of your winter we present to you “Sound Track To Your Night”.

Featuring 4 DJ's from across the country:
Connor Tomoana
DJ Admin

The illustrious end of term student concerts have grown into quite the spectacle over the years. From humble beginnings, the crowd is now 150 strong each show, and TOTARA ST comes alive with the hottest young talent the Bay of Plenty has on offer.

New School

This July indie sludge-pop rockers Soaked Oats return to cities across New Zealand in celebration of the release of their new EP 'Sludge Pop', out June 14th via Australian indie label Dot Dash Records. This show comes hot on the heels of the band touring in the UK (including an appearance well-renowned UK festival ‘The Great Escape’) and Australia.


MITCH JAMES – BRIGHT BLUE SKIES TOUR 2019. Presented by Tenfold Agency, The Edge and Audiology. Tickets on sale Wednesday 17th April at 7pm.

Dance Electronic

This school holidays we have something very special going down at MauaoPAC! We have the Aotearoa DJ Academy heading back from their base camp in Wellington to teach up a storm to all you budding young producers and DJ's out there. The morning sessions are for the DJ's, and the afternoon sessions are for the production students. You can do either class or take part in both lessons!

New School Pop

Half Moon Baby are stomping round your neighbourhood to bring some spacey sounds and funky feelings to all the whanau. After recently releasing 3 hot singles, HMB are ready to bring the party. Slip on ya boogie boots and get down to what may prove to be the best mid winter event of the year.

New School Electronic Dub Dance

Stone Cold Records are thrilled to be sending Leighton Fairlie home to heat up the shores of his hometown, Mount Maunganui. Electronica, roots and drum & bass fans rejoice as Leighton Fairlie descends upon Totara Street to bring you the much anticipated, truly captivating and unique sound of “Distant”.

Soul Jazz

Bailey Wiley is back in the game with her new self titled EP, and she’s celebrating the best way she knows - by going on a five-date nationwide tour, her biggest to date.


The Rock and Eccles Entertainment present: VILLAINY RAISED IN THE DARK NZ TOUR. Hot on the heels of a triumphant performance to a capacity crowd at Homegrown, rockers Villainy have just announced a nationwide tour, which will coincide with the release of their highly-anticipated third album, RAISED IN THE DARK.

Dance Electronic

Welcome to Initiate’s Winter Wonderland annual ball. A night of glitz, glamour, and dancing. Join us for the biggest event on the Initiate calendar. With the best acoustic and DJs in the Bay setting the scene for the night, make sure you come ready to dance the night away!

Electronic Dance

Dueller Society & Ravelife Entertainment are ecstatic to announce a brand new Clubdoof Series "REWILD" bringing the best of music, nature and people together. This new concept is a creation of the producers of Elektro Hillz Festival and Sea Sessions 4.0 who seek to develop a new world, ultimately returning TOTARA STREET into a more wild state.

New School

Gun and Coco presents GOLDEN HOUR. Join us for a festive night of dancing, chopsticks and funky tunes. A mid-winter boogie during one of the cosiest months of the year in Mount Maunganui. Taking the stage will be bands DAILY J & GROOVE LAGOON followed by TIM RICHARDS a NZ legend on the vinyls. Ohhhhh she's going to be grand!

New School

Winter is coming… So Mini Simmons are marching into the cold temperatures around the whole country this July! To celebrate the man-birth of their self-titled Debut Album, Mini Simmons is coming for you with their wild 60’s hip-shake. This is the NEW ZEALAND TOUR.

Punk Rock

Life didn’t work out they way we thought it would. We didn’t achieve fame, we remain dirt poor, we work jobs that pay bills and not in careers that fulfill, our love lives are best not discussed and thinking towards the future is getting up out of bed tomorrow and doing it all over again. On paper we are all the same: Losers. But in reality, who would want to be a winner?

Electronic Dance

Lee Mvtthews, aka, Graham Matthews and Tom Lee met in 2012 and started working together after discovering they had a nearly identical taste in music, eventuating in Lee Mvtthews in late 2013. Since then, they’ve gone from strength-to-strength, gaining a reputation for turning out infectious tunes that pair colourful melodies with bass-driven drops.

Hip Hop

Fresh from the release of their compelling new track 'Dandelion', 'Ready or Not' rappers Church & AP announce their biggest New Zealand tour yet. The tour sees Church & AP stepping up to bigger venues, giving more fans the chance to hear the best of the prolific partnership’s releases to date and experience their new music live on stage.


AutoMatic 80s delivers the smash hits of this unforgettable and exciting musical era. From bands like Human League, Simple Minds, Duran Duran, Blondie, Culture Club through to artists like Kate Bush and Robert Palmer, AutoMatic 80s performances will transport you back to those heady, youthful times and leave you wanting more.

Check our Events Page for upcoming shows or contact us now to tailor your next event with the team at TOTARA ST.

Latest News

Sunday 14 April @ 4PM

The illustrious end of term student concerts have grown into quite the spectacle over the years. From humble beginnings, the crowd is now 150 strong each show, and TOTARA ST comes alive with the hottest young talent the Bay of Plenty has on offer.

Reggae Rock R&B Soul

For the first time since TOTARA ST's inception we have three back to back shows with the same artist. Almost like a mini residency so to speak! L.A.B are bringing some serious heat to the table this April with three sold out shows back to back. Hailing from the Bay of Plenty, the locals are coming out to play. Tickets sold in record time and everyone who snagged one is in for a very special treat, this band has been on a steady rise after releasing their first self titled album in November 2017.