The City of Tauranga is located in the North Island of New Zealand over looking the Bay of Plenty and 207km from Auckland and 85km from Rotorua. Tauranga was named by the Maori people, the native people of New Zealand.
It means "anchorage for canoes". The port of Tauranga is the biggest export port in New Zealand.
The former Tauranga City was constituted in April 17, 1963 and celebrated the forty anniversaries as a City on April 17, 2003. The Borough of Mount maunganui and Tauranga City amalgamated to become the Tauranga District Council.
Now Tauranga is the city with the fastest growing population in New Zealand. The population as of the census in 2006 read a population of over 107,000 people.
Tauranga District is well known for kiwifruit and other varieties of horticulture and floriculture. Being situated on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand its leeward position results in Tauranga being one of the sunniest areas in New Zealand and enjoying a comfortable and mild climate all year round.
Tauranga District is renowned as a tourist resort, rich in nature and a good living environment. About half a million people visit Tauranga annually.
After a series of Hitachi / Tauranga student and citizen exchanges, the two cities established a sister city relationship on April 18, 1988.
Now Rotary Clubs and Boy Scout Clubs in Hitachi and Tauranga have established s sister club relationship. We have many exchanges in various fields including youth exchanges, cultural and sports exchanges.
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