About Tauranga

Tauranga is the most populous city in the Bay of Plenty region in the North Island of New Zealand.  It was settled by Maori late in the 13th century, providing a pleasant climate, fertile land and welcoming harbour (the name Tauranga means “sheltered waters” in Maori).  Europeans arrived in the area in the early 19th century and Tauranga was constituted as a city in 1963.

The Tauranga harbour is a valued recreational haven and one of New Zealand’s most popular holiday destinations.

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.

Tauranga is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing cities with a current population of more than 130,000.  It 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

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