Tauranga Welcomes You!

Tauranga Welcomes You!

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

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Homecoming Stories

Meet returned Kiwi expats who now call Tauranga home

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Reverse Psychology: Why Kiwis are Moving Home from Australia

"Even though we were on amazing money in Australia our cost of living was really high too.I believe that if you live smart in NZ and manage your money well you can have a really good work/life balance.”

Tim & Kate Vaughan | Brisbane to Tauranga

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Lockdown Reflections from Litigation Lawyer on Moving Home 

"I don’t feel as though I have had to make any sacrifices. Tauranga is a great place for people and families of all ages and stages. It also has a thriving business community and great networks for existing businesses, entrepreneurs and young professionals."

Becky Steens | Jersey to Tauranga 

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Ash Cross of MOCA | Life After Travel: Why I'm Glad We Settled in Tauranga

Ash Cross, Designer and Account Manager at MOCA, a well-established digital agency in Tauranga, had been thinking about the the possibility of working from home for a while. As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, that opportunity came much sooner than he expected!

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The Tauranga Tech Scene is Growing

"Both my husband and I managed to secure jobs here before we left the UK, which was a relief. It seems like technology roles are coming up here more and more. When I was applying for jobs, there were quite a few good companies looking for people with my skill-set."

Alex Dunham | Oxford to Tauranga

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Blog Stories

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Finding Love and the Good Life in Tauranga

Her very first week in Tauranga, she walked into a bike shop and met the man who would become her husband.

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Benji Crossley - Rugby, Law & Moving Home

"When I saw an opportunity to join the Senior Club Working Group for Bay of Plenty Rugby, I jumped at the chance."

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Sydney to Papamoa - Building a New Business

"Our philosophy has always been to live somewhere where people want to holiday.  We also wanted that had good business opportunities, but was not as busy as Sydney or Auckland." 

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