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Tauranga City
City of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MAP

Profile of Tauranga
タウランガ市街 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.
Mount Maunganui Beach マウント・マンガヌイビーチ 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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-- Bay of Plenty --
Tauranga City DATA
  Tauranga City Hitachi City(Reference)
Nation New Zealand Japan
Establishment April 17,1963 September 1,1939
Latitude Longitude 37°42′01″South
176°09′51″East
36°35′47″North
140°39′18″East
Area 127.42km/td> 225.45km/td>
Population 122,200
(as of Dec,2012)
189,591
(as of Dec,2012)
Average Annual Temperature 13.6℃ 14.0℃
Annual Rainfall 1,230mm 1,250mm
Currency New Zealand Dollar Japanese Yen
Main Industry Horticulture, Floriculture, Agriculture, Port Manufacturing industry, Agriculture
Distance Between Japan about8,900km  
Time Difference Between Japan Apr.〜Sep.  +3h

Oct.〜Mar.  +4h
(Summer Time)
 
Flight Time about 10〜13h  
-- Sights of Tauranga City --
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Summary of Sister - City Exchanges
<Tauranga City>
2013
Feb. The 9th Friendship Quilt Exhibition was held.
80 works from the Hitachi citizens and 6 works from the Tauranga citizens were exhibited.
Feb. Hitachi Technical Senior High School students and teachers visited Tauranga City.
2012
Feb. The 8th Friendship Quilt Exhibition was held.
80 works from the Hitachi citizens and 2 works from the Tauranga citizens were exhibited.
Feb. Hitachi Technical Senior High School students and teachers visited Tauranga City.
Oct. The Mayor of Hitachi City accompanied by other delegation members visited Tauranga. The fourth Hitachi and Tauranga Sister City Meeting was held and further exchanges were discussed.
2011
Feb. Hitachi Technical Senior High School students and teachers visited Tauranga City.
Mar. 12 members of Girl Guide, members of HIA visited Tauranga. They joined the Sister City Exchange Camps.
Aug. Hitachi 2nd High School students' group visited Tauranga City.
Aug. Birmingham city made 5,000 NZ dollars (318,750 yen) donations to the city of Hitachi to help the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Nov. A representative of the economic section of Tauranga visited Hitachi City, (visited the Mayer's office , toured the city)
Nov. Two Hitachi City staff members joined the Japan and NZ Economic Conference.
Nov. The Sister City Tauranga, NZ booth was set in the Hitachi Industrial Festival. Exhibit and sale Manuca honey and other daily consumptions and useful information about Tauranga City.
2 Tauranga local businessmen joined the Hitachi Industrial Festival.
2010
Feb. 6 Ibaraki Christian College students home・stayed in Tauranga and studied English at the Waikato sister college.
Feb. Hitachi Technical Senior High School students and teachers visited Tauranga City.
Jul. 12 junior high school students stayed in Tauranga for 51 days within the framework of the Junior High School Short Study Program Abroad.
Nov. 1 Tauranga local businessmen joined the Hitachi Industrial Festival.
Displayed and introduced Tauranga's local products , sold wine and honey, etc.
2009
Feb. 4 Ibaraki Christian College students home・stayed in Tauranga and studied English at the Waikato sister college.
Feb. Hitachi Technical Senior High School students and teachers visited Tauranga City.
Apr. Tauranga Girl Guides' Group visited Hitachi City by an invitation of Hitachi Girl Scouts Group.
Jul. A representative of the economic section of Tauranga visited Hitachi City, (visited the Mayer's office , Hitachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and toured the "Hitachi Environment Festival 2009")
Nov. 2 Tauranga local businessmen joined the Hitachi Industrial Festival.
Displayed and introduced Tauranga's local products , sold wine and honey, etc.
  Canceled the 24th Sister City Students Exchange Program and the 2nd Junior High School Short Study Program Abroad because of influenza
2008
Feb. 8 Ibaraki Christian College students home・stayed in Tauranga and studied English at the Waikato sister college.
Feb. Hitachi Technical Senior High School students and teachers visited Tauranga City.
Apr. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the two sister cities, a delegation of 7 people headed by the Mayer of Tauranga visited Hitachi City.
Joined the 20th Sister City Friendship Event (an agreement renewal signature ceremony), participated in the Sister City meetings, enjoyed the Sakura Festival and toured the city.
Jul. 11 junior high school students stayed in Tauranga for 54 days within the framework of the Junior High School Short Study Program Abroad.
Aug. The 23th group of junior high school students visited Tauranga City.
2007
Jan. Hitachi Technical Senior High School students and teachers visited Tauranga City.
Feb. 9 Ibaraki Christian College students home・stayed in Tauranga and studied English at the Waikato sister college.
Mar. Hitachi Girl Scouts Group member visited Tauranga City.
Sep. 17 Bethlehem college students and teachers visited Hitachi City.
Nov. To welcome the 20th anniversary of the two sister cities the Mayor of Hitachi City headed a good will delegation to Tauranga.
Nov. The Sister City Tauranga, NZ booth was set in the Hitachi Industrial Festival. Exhibit and sale Manuca honey and other daily consumptions and useful information about Tauranga City.
2006
Jul. Tauranga Boys' College Students' group visited Hitachi City. PhotoGallery
Jul. The 21th group of junior high school students visited Tauranga City.
2005
Apr. Mayor Crosby and 10 Delegation members visited Hitachi City. And participated in "Hitachi Sakura Festival" and "Hitachi Sakura Road Race" , hold the Sister City Meeting, memorial planting and so on.
Apr. Tauranga Girl Guides' Group visited Hitachi City by an invitation of Hitachi Girl Scouts Group.
Nov. The Sister City Tauranga, NZ booth was set in the Hitachi Industrial Festival. Exhibit and sale Manuca honey and other daily consumptions and useful information about Tauranga City.
2004
Feb. Hitachi Technical Senior High School students and teachers visited Tauranga City.
Jul. Tauranga Boys' College Students' group visited Hitachi City.
Aug. The 19th group of junior high school students visited Tauranga City.
Oct. Kiwi-Hitachi Club members visited Tauranga City to join the Garden Festival.
2003
Mar. Hitachi Girl Scouts Group member visited Tauranga City.
May A Tauranga pianist and a sculptor visited Hitachi City and held a memorial concert and exhibition. And 1 piece of sculpture was gifted to Hitachi City.
Aug. Kiwi-Hitachi Club members visited Tauranga City to promote goodwill relationship.
Oct. Tauranga Photographic Society members visited Hitachi City and held exhibitions at Hitachi Civic Center and Isejin department store.
2002
Jun. Young New Zealand Challenge Group visited Hitachi City.
Jul. The17th group of junior high school students visited Tauranga City.
Dec. The products of Tauranga City were introduced at the Hitachi Industrial Festival.
2001
Apr. Tauranga Mayor's Group visited Hitachi City and looked around "Hitachi Sakura Festival".
Jul. Tauranga Girl Guides' Group visited Hitachi City by an invitation of Hitachi Girl Scouts Group.
Jul. A shamisen player visited Tauranga City by an invitation of Mayor of Tauranga City for one month.
Dec. A Tauranga pianist visited Hitachi City and held a memorial concert.
2000
Jul. Tauranga Boys' College Students' group visited Hitachi City.
Jul. The 13th group of junior high school students visited Tauranga City.
1999
Apr. A student of Turanga Boys' College studied in Taga High School for eight months.
1998
Jan. A student of Turanga Boys' College studied in Taga High School for one year.
May Hitachi Friendship Delegation visited Tauranga City.
Aug. Two citizens from Tauranga city visited Hitachi City for inspection tour.
Aug. The 13th group of junior high school students visited Tauranga City.
Nov. The products of Tauranga City were introduced at the Hitachi Industrial Festival.
1997
Jul. Tauranga Boys' College Students' group visited Hitachi City.
1996
Jan. Hitachi Business Delegation visited Tauranga City.
Feb. Tauranga Business Delegation visited Hitachi City.
Aug. The 11th group of junior high school students visited Tauranga City.
Sep. Tauranga Mayor’s Group visited Hitachi City.
1995
Aug. Tauranga Boys' College Students' group visited Hitachi City.
1994
Jul. The 9th group of junior high school students visited Tauranga City.
Jul. Hitachi 2nd High School students' group visited Tauranga City.
Sep. Mount Maunganui College Students' group visited Hitachi City.
Oct. Hitachi Ladies Coir group visited Tauranga City and gave the concert.
Dec. Tauranga Boys' College Rugby Team visited Hitachi City and played a match against All Ibaraki High School Representative.
1993
Aug. Tauranga Boys' College Students' group visited Hitachi City.
Sep. Tauranga Citizens' group(including Maori chorus group) visited Hitachi City.
1992
Jul. The 7th group of junior high school students visited Tauranga City.
Oct. The 2nd Hitachi Citizens’ Goodwill Delegation visited Tauranga City.
1991
Aug. The 1st Boy Scout Group of Hitachi established a sister scout relationship with the 1st Scout Group of Tauranga.
Aug. Tauranga Boys' College Students' group visited Hitachi City.
1990
Mar. Hitachi South Rotary Club established a sister club relationship with Tauranga South Rotary Club.
Apr. The Mayor's Delegation of Tauranga City visited Hitachi City.
Jul. The 5th group of junior high school students visited Tauranga City.
1989
Aug. The youth group of Tauranga City visited Hitachi City as one of the memorial events of the 50th anniversary of municipal administration in Hitachi City.
Sep. The works from Tauranga City were exhibited in the Hitachi Art Exhibition that celebrated the 50th anniversary of municipal administration in Hitachi City.
1988
Mar. The 5th Boy Scout Group of Hitachi visited Tauranga City.
Mar. The 3th group of junior high school students visited Tauranga City.
Apr. A sister city relationship between Hitachi City and Tauranga City was established. The mayor of Tauranga City and citizens visited Hitachi City in order to attend the signing ceremony of a sister city relationship.
Apr. The 1st AET from Tauranga was appointed.
Oct. The 1st Hitachi Citizens’ Goodwill Delegation visited Tauranga City.
1987
Aug. Tauranga Boys' College Students' group visited Hitachi City.
1986
Jun. Hitachi's portable shrine citizens' group visited Tauranga City.
1985
Nov. The Mayor of Tauranga and his wife visited Hitachi City and proposed the establishment of a sister city relationship with Hitachi City.
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