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Regional Review: Tauranga

How times have changed for Tauranga. Long perceived as a sleepy seaside settlement or even a retirement village, the city has evolved into a bustling metropolitan hub. It is now New Zealand’s fifth largest city and one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
Tauranga’s population has soared by 10.8% over the last five years – reaching an estimated 135,000 this year. At the same time, the development of the Port of Tauranga has transformed the city, opening it up as a business centre and driving ongoing commercial investment in the area.