Nestled within the Kaimai Ranges is the city of Tauranga, located in the Bay Of Plenty region in the North Island of New Zealand. Originally settled by Maori during the 13th century with Europeans following in the late 19th century. It was not until 1963 that Tauranga was constituted as a city.
Keeping South of the city, tucked in behind the Kaimai Ranges are the suburbs of Pyes Pa and Tauriko. Sweeping West around the ranges, Bethleham through to Otumoetai and Matua. North of the city, of course sits Mount Maunganui and Papamoa, the city’s largest suburb. Laying East is Welcome Bay and Ohauiti. This is a general outline of the city. (Many suburbs are missed, check the rest of them out here on the Tauranga Suburbs page)
Through time, Tauranga has become one of the main business hubs of New Zealand. This factor along with many others have contributed to Tauranga becoming increasingly more and more of a desirable city to live. The business and international trade has surged throughout recent years, contributing to the city’s growth. Equally, the people of Tauranga and tourists alike have found the culture, fashion and lifestyle wonderfully attractive.