■ Escape 2018 Readers and Writers Festival: Begins! A number of events within the festival, offering amix of the up-and-coming as well as established names in fields as diverse as politics and food. At Baycourt from June 1-4. ■ Matariki: Events begin from June 2. Performances, workshops, exhibitions and more are held throughout Tauranga Moana venues from June, see www.mymatariki.co.nz for the full list of events.