Tauranga Welcomes You!

Dear Kiwi expats,

Dear Kiwi expats,

You’ve grown and changed while you’ve been away... and so have Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty.

We’ve tripled in size over the last 25 years. We have always promised sunny days and an enviable lifestyle, but these days we have so much more to offer in terms of career opportunities.

This city by the sea is home to a vibrant community of companies, freelancers, creatives, small businesses, families, and friends.

When you are ready to come home, we’d love to have you in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty!

Do keep in touch!

Alex Barrett

Sue Farrell Tauranga

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