Tauranga: the perfect blend of city and laid-back lifestyle

Fast-growing Tauranga is becoming a city to be reckoned with.


View from the top of Mount Maunganui. © Steve Clancy Photography
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Tuhua Marine Reserve

Tuhua (Mayor Island) is a collapsed volcano on the edge of the continental shelf in the Bay of Plenty region.  Read the story . . . 

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Western Bay of Plenty: it's the beaches . . .

With no less than 12km of white sandy beach reaching from Mount Maunganui to Papamoa and a wide coastline that stretches for 125km, it sure is hard to beat. Read the story . . . 

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Tauranga: the perfect blend of city and laid-back lifestyle

Fast-growing Tauranga is becoming a city to be reckoned with, comprising the perfect blend of city and laidback lifestyle. Read the story . . . 

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Whakaari White Island: a moonscape of volcanic desolation

Some volcanoes are stroppier than others. A stroll on Mount Eden, for example, feels safe. A poke around on the flanks of Whakaari — White Island — by contrast, does not writes John McCrystal.  Read the story . . . 

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Mauao Mount Maunganui: holiday hotspot

The proper Maori name of Mauao — or ‘the Mount’, as most New Zealanders tend to call it these days — has a certain poetry that ‘Maunganui’ (‘big hill’) does not. Read the story . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Western Bay of Plenty – from arcades to malls

Do what the locals do when it comes to shopping in the Western Bay of Plenty region.  Read the story . . . 

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Must-do surf breaks

Mad-keen surfer Paul Hersey chooses five of the best surf beaches for Kiwis. Read the story . . . 

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A road less travelled

Johanna Bennett takes the road less travelled from Auckland to Wellington via Taumarunui. On the way back, Napier, Gisborne and Tauranga are on the itinerary.  Read the story . . . 

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