Tauranga Welcomes You!

Tauranga Welcomes You!

Dear Aucklanders, (and other NZ city-dwellers)

Are you ready for a change of pace? Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty 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.

Our rapid growth means it’s a great place to find that work/life balance you’ve been dreaming about.

When you are ready for a fresh start, we’d love to have you in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty!

Do keep in touch!

Alex Barrett

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Sea-Change Stories

Meet Aucklanders who saw the light and moved to Tauranga.

Most Popular One

Moving A Business from Auckland to Tauranga

"We have been well received by the local companies we deal with.  They like knowing we are just around the corner and can get stock to them pronto if needed.  And obviously with importing goods, it makes it easy being so close to one of New Zealand's biggest ports."

Shelley McGregor | Auckland to Tauranga

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Most Popular Two

Andre Jay – A career committed to the success of young people

Priority one caught up with Andre Jay a local young professional who is using his passion for people to guide the future success of Tauranga Moana. Andre Jay is the facilitator for the Imagine, Believe, Achieve programme which is one of Tauranga’s newest programmes designed specifically to engage, inspire and lead our rangatahi (young people) along a positive pathway to success. 






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Meet the Next Generation of Holland Beckett Law

Meet the Next Generation of Holland Beckett Law


Meila Wilkins, Tom Lawson and Ruby Mills are among the next generation of Tauranga Moana’s workforce. All three talented young people are working at Holland Beckett Law. Priority One caught up with them to hear their thoughts on living and working in Tauranga Moana. 

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Hot off the Press Two

My Tauranga Homecoming Story

"After moving home to Tauranga, I felt like I could take a big breath and let the city stress go. I also made the choice when moving back to not work a 40+ hour week. I wanted to have time to grow my own vegetables, to study and to be responsive to kaupapa and the needs of my whānau."

Naomi Reese | Auckland to Tauranga

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Blog Stories

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Alex Barrett - The Future of Work in Tauranga

"The nature of work is changing. One of the things I am working on is identifying growth sectors and shining a light on them through our Sector Spotlight project."

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Lawyer Ruby Mills Returns to Tauranga

"I find most people here are very like-minded: the majority move here to work in the corporate world while enjoying the lifestyle of a smaller city. Win win."

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Rose Treadwell - Finding a Creative Career in Tauranga

"Tauranga is full of creatives! I love the work that Creative BOP are doing to sustain our creative scene."

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