19 Facts About Tauranga


Tauranga is one of New Zealand's main centres for business, international trade, culture, fashion and horticultural science.

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The Port of Tauranga is New Zealand's largest port in terms of gross export tonnage and efficiency.

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Tauranga Campaign took place in and around Tauranga from 21 January to 21 June 1864, during the New Zealand Wars.

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Under the Local Government Order 2003, Tauranga became legally a city for a second time, from 1 March 2004.

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Tauranga is located around a large harbour that extends along the western Bay of Plenty, and is protected by Matakana Island and the extinct volcano of Mauao.

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In 1976 Tauranga was a medium-sized urban area with a population of around 48,000.

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In 2008 Tauranga overtook Dunedin to become the sixth-largest city in New Zealand by urban area, and the ninth largest city by Territorial Authority area.

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Tauranga is located in the administrative area of the Tauranga City Council.

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Much of the countryside surrounding Tauranga is horticultural land, used to grow a wide range of fresh produce for both domestic consumption and export.

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Tauranga has a large stadium complex in the Mount Manganui suburb, Baypark Stadium, rebuilt in 2001 after a similar complex closed in 1995.

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Tauranga is the home of football club Tauranga City United who compete in the Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Division 2.

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Tauranga is the home to two rowing clubs – Tauranga Rowing Club in Memorial Park and Bay of Plenty Coast Rowing Club at the picturesque Wairoa River.

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Tauranga has an all weather outdoor athletics ground at Tauranga Domain.

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Greater Tauranga is a very popular lifestyle and tourism destination.

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Tauranga has many parks: one of the largest is Memorial Park, and others include Yatton Park, Kulim Park, Fergusson Park and the large Tauranga Domain.

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Tauranga has many outlying islands and reefs that make it a notable tourist destination point for travelling scuba divers and marine enthusiasts.

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Tauranga Hospital is a public secondary regional hospital located in Tauranga South, with 360 beds including neonatal, geriatric, surgical, maternity and mental health care.

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Tauranga Airport is served by Air New Zealand with flights to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

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Tauranga is home to the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership, made up of:.

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