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"Western Bay - a great place to live, learn, work and play"

Fact sheets and briefings

Tauranga now NZ's 5th largest city

"Dunedin has been overtaken by Tauranga as the country's fifth largest city.

Population estimates by Statistics New Zealand reveal Tauranga has overtaken Dunedin's population of 127,000, clocking in at 128,200 people in 2016.

The southern city's population increased an estimated 6200 between 1996 and 2016, while booming Tauranga's population grew by 48,400 over the same period."

Read more of Stuff's story here

Building our futures together

SmartGrowth focuses on developing good relationships, building trust and advancing a new way of working together as the key to creating a well planned and integrated community across the sub-region.

The forum groups are integral to informing SmartGrowth governance of the issues and concerns at the grassroots of our communityThese forums represent the diverse communities that make the western Bay of Plenty a great place to live, learn, work and play.

Click on the links below to learn more.

Contact the SmartGrowth office for more information on the forums 

Phone: 07 579 0027



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