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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Sarah Thorner Crossley | Zespri's New Senior Legal Counsel On Her London to Tauranga Move

Lawyer, Sarah Thorner Crossley, left New Zealand in 2012 to see the world and pursue new career opportunities in the United Kingdom.  She set off on her adventure with her new partner, Benji Crossley, and only one suitcase in tow.  In 2019, the couple returned to New Zealand - married, with a daughter and half a shipping container full of stuff!

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Charlie de Haas and her return home to Tauranga

Charlie de Haas recently returned home to Tauranga after living in Australia for 18 years. We caught up with her to find out about her incredible journey so far as an entrepreneur, business owner and influencer and the ‘magic’ she feels in Tauranga.  Charlie describes herslef as a Lifestyle Entrepreneur and Influencer and Brand Consultant. She is Founder of alkeme wholefoods and also Founder of The Clean Treats Factory. 



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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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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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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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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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