Tauranga is more than just a commercial operation.
Tauranga harbour is a valued recreational haven and one of New Zealand's most popular holiday destinations.
The area has been inhabited for at least 600 years with Maori, New Zealand's indigenous people, settling in an area with a pleasant climate, fertile land, and welcoming harbour (the name Tauranga means "sheltered waters" in Maori).
The sunny Pacific Coast of the aptly-named Bay of Plenty offers some of New Zealand's finest beaches for swimming, surfing and other water sports - Mount Maunganui is among the best known beaches in the country.
The City of Tauranga is home to a population of 111,000 and is the economic hub of the Bay of Plenty region, supporting a wide range of manufacturing, tourism, agriculture and horticultural industries.
If you would like to know more about Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty region, please visit these websites:
Tourism Bay of Plenty
Tauranga City Council
Tauranga Chamber of Commerce
Tauranga City News