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Encyclopedia > Bay of Plenty
Environment Bay of Plenty
Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Country: New Zealand
Regional Council
Name: Environment Bay of Plenty
Chair: John Cronin
Population: 262,900
June 2006 estimate
Land Area: 12,277km²
Website: http://www.envbop.govt.nz
Cities and Towns
Cities: Tauranga, Rotorua, Whakatane
Towns: Te Puke, Taneatua, Edgecumbe, Opotiki, Kawerau, Murupara, Ohope, Matata, Maketu, Ngongotaha
Constituent Territorial Authorities
Names: Tauranga City
Rotorua District
Whakatane District
Western Bay of Plenty District
Kawerau District
Opotiki District
part ofTaupo District
Websites: http://www.tauranga.govt.nz
http://www.rdc.govt.nz
http://www.whakatane.govt.nz
http://www.wbopdc.govt.nz
http://www.kaweraudc.govt.nz
http://www.odc.govt.nz

The Bay of Plenty, often abbreviated to BoP, is a region in the North Island of New Zealand situated around the body of water of the same name. The largest city in the Bay of Plenty is Tauranga, in the Western area. This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... Image File history File links I made this and I declare it Public Domain. ... Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... Father John Francis Cronin, S.S. Author of Communism: a World Menace. ... Tauranga (population 90,906 — 2001 census) is the major city of the western Bay of Plenty on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Rotorua is a city located on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Whakatane is a town in the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Western Bay of Plenty District Council is a municipality in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand. ... Kawerau is a town in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Taupo District covers 6,350 km2 of land, as well as a further 610 km2 of lake area, both in Lake Taupo, the countrys largest lake, and also in the smaller Lake Rotoaira. ... Look up Region in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ...

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The bay itself

Location of Bay of Plenty
Location of Bay of Plenty

The bay stretches from the base of the Coromandel Peninsula in the west to Cape Runaway in the east. The region is bound by the Kaimai and Mamaku Ranges in the west and extends inland to the sparsely populated forest lands around Rotorua, Kawerau and Murupara. Several islands are located in the bay, notably Mayor Island/Tuhua, Motiti Island, Whale Island and, most famously, the active volcano of Whakaari/White Island. Image File history File links NZ-B_of_Plenty. ... Image File history File links NZ-B_of_Plenty. ... Location of Coromandel Peninsula A true-colour image showing Auckland city (left), the Hauraki Gulf (centre) and the Coromandel Peninsula (right). ... Cape Runaway is the eastern extremity of the Bay of Plenty in New Zealands North Island. ... The Kaimai Range is a mountain range located in the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Mamaku Ranges are a range of rugged hills in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Rotorua is a city located on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Kawerau is a town in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The town of Murupara is located in an isolated part of the North Island of New Zealand, between the Kaingaroa Forest and Te Urewera National Park, on the banks of the Rangitaiki River 65 kilometres southeast of Rotorua. ... Location of Mayor Island Mayor Island (or Tuhua) (37°17′S 176°15′E) is located off the Bay of Plenty coast of New Zealands North Island. ... Motiti Island is located off the Bay of Plenty coast of New Zealands North Island. ... Whale Island (or Motuhora) is a small island located off the Bay of Plenty coast of New Zealands North Island. ... Location of Whakaari/White Island Whakaari/White Island is situated 48 km from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in the Bay of Plenty. ...


The bay was named by James Cook some time during November 1769. Cook named it the Bay of Plenty after he noticed the abundant food supplies at several Māori villages he visited on the coast, in stark contrast to the observations he had made earlier in Poverty Bay. James Cook, portrait by Nathaniel Dance, c. ... 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Languages Māori, English Religions Māori religion, Christianity Related ethnic groups other Polynesian peoples, Austronesian peoples The word Māori refers to the indigenous people of New Zealand and their language. ... Location of Poverty Bay Poverty Bay is the largest of several small bays on the east coast of New Zealands North Island to the north of Hawke Bay. ...


The region

The local government region has a 2006 estimated population of 262,900, which is projected to increase to 277,900 by the year 2011. The region is dominated by two cities: Tauranga (population 111,500) and Rotorua (54,800). As a compromise between the cities, the town of Whakatane was selected as the seat for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Other towns in the region include Te Puke, Kawerau, Katikati and Opotiki. Agriculture and tourism are the region's two main industries, with the geothermal region around Rotorua being a popular tourist destination. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Tauranga (population 107,706 — 2006 census) is the largest city of the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Rotorua is a city located on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Whakatane (IPA , also pronounced ; or ) is a town in the Bay of Plenty region, in the North Island of New Zealand, the seat of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. ... Te Puke is a town located 28 kilometres southeast of Tauranga in the Western Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. ... Kawerau is a town in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Katikati is a town located on the Uretara Stream near the tidal inlet opened by Matakana Island in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. ... Opotiki is a town in the eastern Bay of Plenty in the North Island of New Zealand. ...


The area is forested and has extensive agriculture. The climate is nearly tropical, being both humid and warm most of the year. Notable crops are kiwifruit, apples, avocados and timber. As with most of New Zealand, sheep farming is common. The kiwifruit (commonly known as kiwi) is the edible fruit of a cultivar group of the woody vine Actinidia deliciosa and hybrids between this and other species in the genus Actinidia. ... This article is about the tree and its fruit. ... Binomial name Persea americana Mill. ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction or wood...


Demographics

The total resident population of the Bay Of Plenty region at the time of the 2006 Census was 257,379.


Of those, 28 per cent said they belonged to the Māori ethnic group. Twenty-three per cent were under the age of 15 years and 3.9 per cent were unemployed. Languages Māori, English Religions Māori religion, Christianity Related ethnic groups other Polynesian peoples, Austronesian peoples The word Māori refers to the indigenous people of New Zealand and their language. ...


Largest Cities/Towns

Tauranga (population 107,706 — 2006 census) is the largest city of the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Rotorua is a city located on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Whakatane (IPA , also pronounced ; or ) is a town in the Bay of Plenty region, in the North Island of New Zealand, the seat of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. ... Kawerau is a town in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Te Puke is a town located 28 kilometres southeast of Tauranga in the Western Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. ... Opotiki is a town in the eastern Bay of Plenty in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Katikati is a town located on the Uretara Stream near the tidal inlet opened by Matakana Island in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. ...

References

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Regions of New Zealand Statistics New Zealand (Te Tari Tatau) is a New Zealand government department, and the source of the countrys official statistics. ... Statistics New Zealand (Te Tari Tatau) is a New Zealand government department, and the source of the countrys official statistics. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Region is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ...

North Island:

Northland | Auckland | Waikato | Bay of Plenty | Gisborne¹ | Hawke's Bay | Taranaki | Manawatu-Wanganui | Wellington North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... The Northland Region, one of the 16 regions of New Zealand, is, as the name suggests, the northernmost of New Zealands administrative regions. ... The Auckland Region is one of the 16 Regions of New Zealand, named for Auckland City, the large city at its heart. ... Waikato is the name of a region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... For other uses of Gisborne see Gisborne (disambiguation). ... Hawkes Bay is a region of New Zealand. ... View of Mount Taranaki or Mount Egmont from Stratford, facing west. ... Manawatu-Wanganui is a region situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Wellington region of New Zealand occupies the southern end of the North Island. ...

South Island:

Tasman¹ | Marlborough¹ | Nelson¹ | West Coast | Canterbury | Otago | Southland The South Island The South Island is one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. ...   Categories: Nelson, New Zealand | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand | New Zealand geography stubs ... Marlborough is one of the regions of New Zealand, located in the northeast of the South Island. ... A view of Nelson from the Centre of New Zealand Nelson stands on the southern corner of Tasman Bay, at the northern end of the South Island of New Zealand and is the administrative centre of the Nelson region. ... The West Coast is one of the administrative regions of New Zealand, located on the west coast of the South Island, and is one of the more remote and most sparsely populated areas of the country. ... The New Zealand region of Canterbury mostly comprises the Canterbury Plains. ... Otago (help· info) is one of the regions of New Zealand and lies in the south-east of the South Island. ... Southland is the name of New Zealands southernmost region and is also the name of a district within that region. ...

¹ Unitary authorities

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Bay of Plenty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (366 words)
The bay stretches from the Coromandel Peninsula in the west to Cape Runaway in the east.
The region is bound by the Kaimai and Mamaku Ranges in the west and extends inland to the sparsely populated forest lands around Rotorua, Kawerau and Murupara.
As a compromise between the cities, the town of Whakatane was selected as the seat for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
Sport Bay of Plenty (584 words)
Sport Bay of Plenty, a Charitable Trust and non profit organisation, was established in 1987 and has grown to become a substantial provider of services benefiting the sporting, recreational and leisure interests of the Bay of Plenty communities.
Sport Bay of Plenty's geographical area covers from Waihi Beach in the north to Turangi in the south, to Cape Runaway in the east and to the Kaimai Ranges in the west.
The Western Bay of Plenty inter-schools athletics championship was the occasion, with year 5 and...
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