Articles & Resources

Sunday May, 28, 2017 |  Iwi wants international airport at Paengaroa

The New Zealand Herald

A local iwi leader says foreign investors could potentially fund a $1 billion international airport at Paengaroa

May 29, 2015 |  Tauranga - A Business Showcase

The National Business Review

The city’s position in the ‘Golden Triangle’ augurs favourably for further growth. Businesses are noticing the attractiveness of being based in regional cities. Tauranga exemplifies a dynamic trend throughout regional New Zealand.

11 November, 2014 |  Funds for Merger Research

Bay of Plenty Times

Tauranga City Council has agreed to contribute nearly $150,000 to a research project with the potential to reshape the local government in the Bay of Plenty. This is with the view to spearhead an application to have a single council covering the whole of the Western Bay. The application proposes a "simple amalgamation" in which the Western Bay District Council is bolted on t the Tauranga City Council. Read the Council Paper on the joint Council Investigation into a BoP Council Merger.

Current |  Priority One


Priority One is the economic development organisation covering Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty. Get the latest news, case studies and more with regards to the activities of this organisation.

March 2012 |  Lower Kaituna - Growth Strategy


Growth strategy presentation on Lower Kaituna region.

January 2012 |  Ten Year Plan - 2012 to 2022

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

This draft Ten Year Plan 2012 – 2022 outlines the work we propose to do during the next 10 years – in detail for the first three years and in outline for
the subsequent seven years.

2010 to current |  Tauranga Eastern Link - Videos

NZ Transport Agency

Kaituna River bridge time lapse photography, Tauranga Eastern Link project DVD and various project animations....

Progress Report 2009 to 2010 |  Kaituna River and Ōngātoro/Maketū Estuary Strategy

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

This report is an update on the progress made towards putting the Strategy into action as at 30 June 2010. It covers what the area could look like in the future, what progress has been made to each of the four outcomes in the Strategy, and the next steps for progressing the Strategy.

May 2008 |  Kaituna River to Maketu Estuary rediversion

Recommended Options

The objective of this report is to investigate and propose a preferred option for the diversion of Kaituna River flow into the Maketu Estuary based on the following criteria: Volume of inflow, Effects on local drainage and flooding, Cost and Flexibility (i.e. the ability to adapt the management of inflows, including the possibility of diverting further inflow to the estuary in the future).

Resource |  Tauranga Eastern Link


A highway recognised by the government as a road of national significance, the Tauranga Eastern Link will be the Bay of Plenty’s largest roading project and a key strategic transport corridor for the region.

Resource |  Tauranga City


Tauranga is a growing and vibrant city of over 111,000 people, and is a city covering an area of 13,440 hectares. Tauranga extends from Bethlehem in the north where there are significant new developments, to the new growth areas of Pyes Pa in the west and east to Papamoa and the new developments planned for Wairakei.

Resource |  Bay of Plenty Regional Council


Bay of Plenty Regional Council's work guides and supports the sustainable development of the Bay of Plenty. A major focus of our work involves looking after the environment. We manage the effects of people's use of freshwater, land, air and coastal water. However, we also have a broader responsibility with others for the economic, social and cultural well-being of the regional community.

May 2007 |  SmartGrowth Strategy - Western Bay of Plenty

The context for the Strategy is a sub-region facing long-term growth pressure. At the same time, many sectors of the community are demanding greater
consideration of quality of life issues and protection of the core values that make the sub-region such a desirable place to live.

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