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Tauranga
Population: 107,700
(urban)
101,200
(territorial)
Urban Area
Extent: Omokoroa to Papamoa
Beach and south to
Tauriko & Ohauiti
Territorial Authority
Name: Tauranga City
Mayor: Stuart Crosby
Extent: Wairoa River to Papamoa
Beach and south to
Tauriko & Welcome Bay
Land Area: 168km²
See also: Western Bay of Plenty
District
Regional Council
Name: Environment Bay of Plenty
Website: http://www.envbop.govt.nz

Tauranga (population 109,100 — 2006 census) is the largest city of the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is the ninth largest city area in the country, and the centre of the 6th largest urban area. Tauranga is 105 km east of Hamilton and 85 km north of Rotorua, and is the city with the fastest growing population in New Zealand. It is expected to be the 8th largest within a few years overtaking Dunedin. File links The following pages link to this file: Tauranga ... Omokoroa is a small urban area in the Western Bay of Plenty District of New Zealand. ... The Western Bay of Plenty District Council is a municipality in the Bay of Plenty Region 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. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... A map showing the major cities and towns of New Zealand. ... Hamilton (Kirikiriroa in Māori) is the centre of New Zealands fourth largest urban area, and is the countrys seventh largest city. ... 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. ... Dunedin (ÅŒtepoti in Maori) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the region of Otago. ...


The "City of Tauranga" was reproclaimed in 2003, after status was lost after 1989 Local Body reforms. The City of Tauranga includes the major suburbs/areas of Tauranga Central (The Avenues), Otumoetai, Bethlehem, Mount Maunganui, Greerton, Papamoa, Ohauiti, Maungatapu and Welcome Bay. Mount Maunganui is a town located on a peninsula to the north of Tauranga in New Zealands North Island. ... 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. ...


Major growth is occurring in this City (arguably the fastest in New Zealand), with Papamoa expected to be a City in itself by 2020, with a population the size of Nelson. (According to SmartGrowth, from Census growth figures and Statistics NZ).

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Location

Tauranga is located at the head of a large harbour which extends along the western Bay of Plenty, and is protected by Matakana Island. The town and headland of Mount Maunganui stand at the entrance to the harbour, five kilometres north of Tauranga. "The Mount", as it is known, is often regarded as a satellite town of Tauranga. Matakana Island is located in the western Bay of Plenty in New Zealands North Island. ... Mount Maunganui is a town located on a peninsula to the north of Tauranga in New Zealands North Island. ...


The name Tauranga comes from Māori, it roughly translates to "a sheltered anchorage". Māori or Te Reo Māori, commonly shortened to Te Reo (literally the language) is an official language of New Zealand. ...


Due to its sheltered position on the east coast, Tauranga enjoys a warm, dry climate. This has made it a popular location to retire to. During the summer months the population swells as the holidaymakers descend on the city.


Much of the countryside surrounding Tauranga is horticultural land, used to grow a wide range of fresh produce for both domestic consumption and export. The area is particularly well known for growing tangelos (a grapefruit / tangerine cross) and kiwifruit. The Port of Tauranga also experiences brisk but seasonal shipping traffic and is a regular stop off for both container ships and luxury cruise liners. Cushman Honeybells. ... 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. ...


History

Māori Wars

The Tauranga Campaign took place in and around Tauranga, from 21 January 1864 to 21 June 1864, during the Māori Wars. The Battle of Gate Pa is the most well-known. The Tauranga Campaign took place in New Zealand, from January 21, 1864 to June 21 1864, during the Maori Wars. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... M is the thirteenth letter of the Latin alphabet. ... Gate Pa is the name given to provocative fortress the Maori built in 1864 only 5km from the main British base at Tauranga during Tauranga Campaign of the New Zealand land wars. ...


Modern age

Tauranga is the fastest growing city in New Zealand. The population as of the census in 2006 was over 109,100 people, meaning that the city has tripled in size in a little over 25 years. The population increase is due mostly to retirees settling in the city, and sun and surf seekers. It is also a popular lifestyle city. Although the population has increased dramatically, the city is proportionally underrepresented in businesses, and the CBD reflects a city of less than half the population as that of Tauranga. This is mainly because of many outer suburb areas having shopping centres including Bayfair, Fraser Cove, Greerton Shopping Center and Papamoa Plaza. 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). ...


Under the Local Government (Tauranga City Council) Order 2003 [1], Tauranga became (legally) a city for a second time from 1 March 2004. A map showing the major cities and towns of New Zealand. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Education

Tauranga is home to the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic as well as a branch of the University of Waikato. The University of Waikato is located in Hamilton and Tauranga, New Zealand, and was established in 1964. ...


State secondary schools include:

State Primary and Intermediate Schools include: This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Tauranga Boys College is a state secondary school for boys, located on the edge of the downtown area of Tauranga, New Zealand. ... Tauranga Girls College is a high school situated in Tauranga, New Zealand. ... Mount Maunganui College is a co-educational state school located in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga near Mt Maunganui Intermediate, New Zealand. ... Otumoetai College is a high school in the Bay of Plenty area of New Zealand. ... Bethlehem College may refer to: Bethlehem College, Ashfield, a girls school in New South Wales, Australia Bethlehem Campus, an institution for ages 0 - 13 and adults in New Zealand This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The term, secondary school, refers to an institution where the third stage of schooling, known as secondary education, takes place. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ...

  • Tauranga Intermediate which schools approximately 1152 year 7 & year 8 students and is the largest dedicated intermediate school in New Zealand.
  • Otumoetai Intermediate
  • Otumoetai Primary School has a roll of 550 primary-aged students.
  • Te Akau ki Papamoa School a full primary school in Papamoa with 400 students.
  • Tahatai Coast School
  • Papamoa Primary

Christian educational institutions in Tauranga include Bethlehem Campus, a college for both children and adults established in 1988; South Pacific Bible College, a Christian preaching and missions school founded in 1982; and Aquinas College, a Catholic college established in 2003. Tauranga Intermediate is an Intermediate school situated in Tauranga, New Zealand. ... Bethlehem Campus is a campus in Tauranga, New Zealand which contains several Christian educational institutions, including: Bethlehem College (Year 1-13) [1] Bethlehem Institute of Education, a tertiary institution offering Degrees and Diplomas in teaching and counselling. ...


Notable residents

Hilda Beatrice Hewlett (17 February 1864–21 August 1943) was the first British woman aviator to earn a pilots licence. ... Phillip Hugh Norman Rudd (born Phillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis, on May 19, 1954 in Melbourne, Australia) is the drummer for Australian rock band AC/DC. He held the position from 1975 until 1983, and again from 1994 to present. ...

External links

  • Insider's' guide to the Western Bay
  • A portal site
  • Tourism Bay Of Plenty portal site
  • The city council's site
  • Local newspaper — The Bay of Plenty Times
  • education in Tauranga at gotauranga.co.nz
  • Street Map of Tauranga

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Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... On November 2, 1868, New Zealand officially adopted a standard time to be observed nationally, and was perhaps the first country to do so. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... New Zealand has a total of nineteen marine reserves spread around the North and South Islands, and two on outlying island groups. ... Lake Wakatipu This is a list of lakes in New Zealand. ... This is a list of all waterways named as rivers in New Zealand. ... The following is a list of some of the more well known caves and caverns in New Zealand. ... A map showing the major cities and towns of New Zealand. ... This is a list of towns in New Zealand. ... The biodiversity of New Zealand, a large Pacific archipelago, is one of the most unusual on Earth, due to its long isolation from other continental landmasses. ... Politics of New Zealand takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic monarchy. ... 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