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Promoting volunteer activities for active retirees.
Classic Flyers in association with Metlifecare announce our "Lets Get Out There" volunteer activity program

Classic Flyers NZ is an exciting local Aircraft Museum combining static displays along with operational aircraft in a unique hospitality environment.
Maintaining and displaying this collection to the public along with running all facets of our facility requires support and daily assistance.
This is constantly performed by an outstanding group of passionate local people who are willing to contribute some of their time.

In return - Classic Flyers' volunteers, create many worthwhile results in our community while also gaining a real sense of personal satisfaction as they grow to be part of our team.

Tauranga has a growing population of active retirees who would like to keep "Out There". We have a volunteer program that is a rewarding way to achieve this.
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Working with the management at Metlifecare's Papamoa Beach Village we have jointly developed a volunteer activity program for their residents called "Lets Get Out There!"

Following a successful uptake from this initial pilot program we are ready to roll the concept out to the wider community. So we would like to invite you (or anyone you know who may be interested) to our "Lets Get Out There" mini-expo, morning tea shout.
to be held at -

Where - Classic Flyers Museum, Tauranga City Airport.
Date: Monday 3rd December 2018

10:00am -
Meet & Greet and Program Overview Presentation
10.30am - Morning Tea (complimentary) and open discussion with Metlifecare Sales Team & Museum Crew
11:00am - Tour of museum with current volunteers

Anyone in our community is welcome to attend!
If you know a friend who you think may benefit from hearing about us, please pass this information on to them or bring them along to the Expo yourself.

Garry Bentley or Cory Tyler ph 5724000
Emma Norton ph 5421933

See you there!



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One of Tauranga’s premier outdoor concert series is set to make a star-studded return to the city’s event calendar this summer.

Organisers of the Stars Under the Stars concert have announced the outdoor concert’s return on Sunday 9 December, with a new location at Mount Maunganui’s Classic Flyers.

And they are promising to pick up where they left off in 2014 with some of the most iconic songs of the ‘70s and ‘80s radiating from the new venue.

Steve Cummins’ “The Neil Diamond Superhits Show” and “Dreams - The Fleetwood Mac Experience”, will both take to the stage for respective two hour shows.


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Concert promoter Craig Wilson, of Premium Entertainment, says that after a four-year hiatus the time is right to bring the highly-anticipated outdoor concert event back to the city.

He confirms that a limited 3000 tickets will go on sale in early September via Ticketek.
The show will be at Classic Flyers on Sunday 9 December from 6pm-10pm, with gates opening from 4pm

Check out the following links for see more information and sample videos for Steve Cummins "The Neil Diamond Super Hits Show"

Check out the following links for see more information and sample videos for "Dreams - The Fleetwood Mac Experience"

For more update to date information check out the "Stars in the Stars" Facebook page

Tickets are expected to go on sale early September and, for the first two days of sales, they will only be available over the counter at Baycourt Ticketek.

The tickets will then be available online and over the phone. Classic Flyers will also offer hospitality packages for the concert.

Click here to book your tickets at Ticketek


Fans to line-up for Stars Under The Stars tickets


Tauranga, 3 September – Neil Diamond and Fleetwood Mac music fans will take centre stage at Baycourt tomorrow when tickets go on sale for the first Stars Under the Stars concert in four years.

The highly-anticipated outdoor concert’s return on December 9 at Classic Flyers will see the limited 3000 tickets go on sale over the Baycourt counter at 9am.

For the first two days of sales (September 4 and 5), tickets will only be available at Baycourt Ticketek. Tickets will then be released online and over the phone.

The two-day in-person ticket sale gives locals the chance to jump the online queues and secure their tickets before going on sale to the rest of the nation.

Concert promoter Craig Wilson, of Premium Entertainment, is expecting tickets to be in hot demand with one of Australia’s biggest tribute acts The Neil Diamond Superhits Show and 2016 Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Benny Awards ‘Top Group’ Dreams - The Fleetwood Mac Experience both taking to the stage.

The Neil Diamond Superhits Show is critically acclaimed throughout Australasia and for good reason where we sold 5000 tickets to the 2007 Stars Under The Stars concert in just nine days.

“We are expecting a similar fantastic response this time.”

Now in his 25th year on the Australian and international touring circuit, performer Steve Cummins has been described by the president of the Neil Diamond fan club in Australia as the only performer to have mastered the feel of Neil's music.

Kiwi tribute band Dreams - The Fleetwood Mac Experience, one of New Zealand’s most celebrated tribute acts, is regarded as expertly evoking the smooth rock days of the ‘70s and ‘80s when when Fleetwood Mac released hit after hit.

“Both are not only award-winning performances but crowd favourites, so we are delighted to have them return to Tauranga,” says Craig.

“Such a line-up highlights the appeal Stars Under The Stars and the Bay of Plenty holds. It promises to be a wonderful night.”

Craig says initial public feedback and the buzz around town reinforces his decision to bring the outdoor concert back to Tauranga’s summer calendar of events after a four year hiatus.

“Since announcing the concert’s return we have been inundated with excited fans of both the concert and the performers wanting to secure their tickets,” explains Craig.

“We are extremely grateful for this support and are working hard to build on the success of previous Stars Under The Stars outdoor concerts and add to the city’s vibrant summer of events.”

Since small beginnings at its inaugural show in 2003, Craig has grown the Stars Under The Stars’ brand to annual sell-out events.


A group of passionate individuals got together to achieve this dream of creating Classic Flyers to protect the rich and precious history of New Zealand aviation.

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