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Mount Maunganui is a suburb of the city of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, located on a peninsula to the north of the city, and north west of fellow suburb Papamoa. It is also the name of the extinct volcanic cone which rises above the town (which is now officially known by its Māori name Mauao[1]). It is colloquially known in New Zealand simply as The Mount. The town itself is located on top of a sand bar that connects Mauao to the mainland, a geographical formation known as a tombolo. Because of this formation, the residents of Mount Maunganui are lucky enough to have both a harbour beach (Pilot Bay) and an ocean beach to take advantage of, within a short distance (At the base of Mauao, the distance between the harbour and ocean side is a couple of blocks). Image File history File links Location map of Mount Maunganui, New Zealand File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Tauranga (population 109,100 — 2006 census) is the largest city of the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... 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. ... A peninsula in Croatia A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three or more sides by water. ... Papamoa (population 11,949 — 2001 census) is situated in the Tauranga District of the sub-tropical Bay of Plenty region on the eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Māori people of New Zealand. ... A mountain in New zealand. ... In geography, a bar is a linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water. ... Tombolo at Stockton Island, Ashland County (Wisconsin). ...


Mount Maunganui is regarded as a coastal resort town, although a major port is also located on the western (harbour) side. It is also well-known for the quality of its surfing conditions, though parts of the beach are notoriously dangerous. The harbour bridge was opened in 1988, linking Mount Maunganui with mainland Tauranga. Currently, a duplication bridge is being built which will form the link in Tauranga's growing motorway system. For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ...


A large container terminal and overseas wharf is located at Mount Maunganui. A branch railway from the East Coast Main Trunk railway runs between Te Maunga and Mount Maunganui.


The conical headland which gives the town its name is 232 metres in height, and dominates the mostly flat surrounding countryside. It was formerly a Māori pa, and the remains of trenches can be seen in the ridges, as well as ancient shell middens. Today, it is open to the public year round, and is a popular place to either walk around, or climb up. From the summit, a good stretch of coastline can be seen in either direction, as well as the Kaimai Ranges to the west. A pa or pā (pronounced pah) is a Māori village or community which is fortified and built for defence. ... A midden, also known as kitchen middens, is a dump for domestic waste. ... The Kaimai Range is a mountain range located in the North Island of New Zealand. ...


The Mount is a firm favourite with holiday makers and others wishing to retire. It has many activities and its hot salt water pools at the end of Pilot Bay provides an excellent opportunity to unwind and relax before travelling further afield.


The town was the home of American actress Jessica Rose of Lonelygirl15 fame. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... lonelygirl15 is an interactive web-based video series, centering on the life of a fictional teenage girl named Bree, whose YouTube username is the eponymous lonelygirl15. ...


Mount Maunganui also features the popular Bayfair shopping centre. The centre is one of the largest in the North Island outside Auckland and Wellington. It features a large Farmers, Kmart, Countdown, Woolworths, plus over 80 specialty stores and a food court all situated on 1 level. This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Kmart store at Kurralta Park in Adelaides western suburbs. ... Countdown is a New Zealand discount supermarket chain owned by Progressive Enterprises. ... Woolworths is an Auckland-based supermarket chain and a unit of Woolworths Limited. ...


New Zealand's first artificial reef has been installed at the Mount [2]. Construction of the reef was hampered by lack of funds and ironically, too many waves[3]. Initially the public was told the reef would cost about $500k[4], but costs escalated to $800k[5], then $1M[6] and to date have to date exceeded $1.5M[7]. Recently the media has reported that local surfers are disappointed with the waves produced by the reef[8]. The reef has also been blamed for creating rips[9]. Construction in place of an artificial reef from hollow tile blocks Ship about to be scuttled to act as an Artificial Reef An artificial reef is a man-made, underwater structure, typically built for the purpose of promoting marine life in areas of generally featureless bottom. ... A rip current is a strong flow of water returning seaward from the shore. ...


Every year the Mount beach hosts the National Surf Championships, and other events like the NZ Under 14 Ocean Athlete Championships and the Pro Volleyball Tour.


Population Mt Maunganui & Suburbs (2001 census): 30,387. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...

Panorama of Mount Maunganui and the Main Beach

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 186 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 238 pixel, file size: 27 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Panorama of photos of Mt Maunganui, Tauranga, NZ. Author: Allan Lee File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 186 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 238 pixel, file size: 27 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Panorama of photos of Mt Maunganui, Tauranga, NZ. Author: Allan Lee File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that...

References

  1. ^ http://ourcity.tauranga.govt.nz/heritage/legends/
  2. ^ MountReef.co.nz
  3. ^ New Zealand Herald, 8/11/2005, Mount reef builders battle big swells, Juliet Rowan
  4. ^ New Zealand Herald, 18/06/2003, Artificial surf reef needs wave of cash, Rosaleen MacBrayne
  5. ^ New Zealand Herald, 20/03/2004, Mount missing the wave with artificial reef project, Rosaleen MacBrayne
  6. ^ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/search/story.cfm?storyid=056D567A-39E3-11DA-8E1B-A5B353C55561
  7. ^ New Zealand Herald, 25/09/2006, Surf’s up at the Mount – almost, Juliet Rowan
  8. ^ New Zealand Herald, 22/02/2007, Artificial reef fails to win surfers' approval, Joel Ford
  9. ^ New Zealand Herald, 03/02/2007, Reef at Mt Maunganui a headache for lifeguards, Juliet Rowan

See also

A mountain in New zealand. ... Mount Maunganui College is a co-educational state school located in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga near Mt Maunganui Intermediate, New Zealand. ...

External links

  • Mount Maunganui Tourism Website
  • [Bayfair shopping centre website]

Coordinates: 37°38′S, 176°11′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Mount Maunganui Accommodation (150 words)
Mount Maunganui is a seaside town of about 15000 people.
It is situated approximately 20minutes from Tauranga in the sunny Bay of Plenty on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
The weather in Mount Maunganui is warm in summer and cool in winter.
Mount Maunganui - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (433 words)
Mount Maunganui is a town located on a peninsula to the north of Tauranga on New Zealand's North Island.
Because of this formation, the residents of Mount Maunganui are lucky enough to have both a harbour beach (Pilot Bay) and an ocean beach to take advantage of, within a short distance (At the base of Mauao, the distance between the harbour and ocean side is a couple of blocks).
The town of Mount Maunganui is a coastal resort with some apartment blocks, and a major port is located on the western (harbour) side.
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