"Tauranga is a port city located in the western Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand, approximately 205 km (127 mi) south-east of Auckland. As of 2008, it has a estimated urban population of 116,000. "Tauranga is the largest city and urban area in the Bay of Plenty. Nationwide, Tauranga is New Zealand's fifth largest urban area and New Zealand's ninth largest city. It is one of New Zealand's fastest growing region, with a 14 percent increase in population between the 2001 census and the 2006 census"
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