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Get married in Tauranga

Whether it be on a white sandy beach, under a canopy of tall native trees, or in stunning park-like surrounds, the coastal Bay of Plenty offers such a variety of wedding locations - people are simply spoilt for choice. With most weddings held over the summer period,...

Other Tauranga Stuff

Catch Tauranga Chef Peter Blakeway on the ‘Taste’ TV Show England has the likes of seafood guru Rick Stein. New Zealand cooks who've made it big on TV range from flamboyant Peta Mathias to 'Logan and Brown' of Hunger for the Wild fame. But look out for a Tauranga chef...

Tauranga Top Picks

Looking for the very best things to do in Tauranga? We have selected the Top Picks across many types of activities. If you only have a short time in Tauranga, or only want to sample the best things to do, then you are in the right place! For families we recommend the...

About Tauranga

Tauranga is the largest city in the Bay of Plenty Region. In the mid 2000's, Tauranga was New Zealand's fastest growing region in terms of population. Today over 120,000 residents call it home. The country's sixth largest economy, people still continue to flock to...

Tauranga History

Maori SettlementThree iwi (tribes) make up what local Maori call Tauranga Moana (the seas of Tauranga): Ngatiranganui, Ngaiterangi and Ngati Pukenga. Their traditional lands extend from Bowentown, at the northern end of Tauranga Harbour, down to Papamoa south of Mount...

Tauranga Lifestyle

‘Plenty’ Work & Lifestyle Choices…. Tauranga (‘sheltered anchorage’) is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country – but with a shining reputation as one of the country’s lifestyle capitals. The Western Bay sub-region in the planner’s jargon, including...

When to Visit Tauranga

The Western Bay of Plenty is a year-round destination with an average high of a pleasant 18°C, and summer temperatures in the mid to high 20’s. Tauranga receives between 2,200 and 2,400 hours of sunshine per year, making it one of the sunniest places in New Zealand....

Tauranga Jobs

Trying to find a job that incorporates a spectacular lifestyle is a daunting task... but in the coastal Bay of Plenty we manage it. With its endless surf beaches, breath-taking harbour views and sub-tropical climate, Tauranga's one of the country's most sought after...