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.

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Will Dymock Singapore to Tauranga

Moving to Tauranga had always been on the cards for Will and his young family to be, the impact of COVID-19 just accelerated that plan.  

Find out why Tauranga ticked all the boxes and has been a dream come true for Will and his family. 

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Jason Scott of SwipedOn | The Tauranga Tech Scene

The thing was, he had a job he loved, in a city he didn't. His wife Lisa had grown up in Tauranga and the couple were already convinced it was only a matter of time before they moved to the Bay of Plenty for the lifestyle benefits. But Jason wasn't ready to up-sticks for just any old job - it had to be a good one.

So, when after 18 months of job-browsing, a Product Analyst role came up at SwipedOn - one of Tauranga's fastest growing tech companies - he applied right away.


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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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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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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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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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The Next Generation | Trustpower's Lucy Hill Moves over the Kaimais

An import from Cambridge, Lucy Hill is one of Tauranga’s younger professional recruits.


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