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There’s no better place to spend time together than the Coastal Bay of Plenty – and no-one can show it off better than those who live here.

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Meet Our Locals

Aaron Winter and Melika Ganley

Aaron and Melika opened Mount Maunganui’s phenomenally successful café, The General, in 2017. But their connection to the Bay runs deep – right back through Aaron’s childhood. They love living in downtown the Mount and enjoy all it has to offer.

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Miriama Smith - Celebrity Profile

As an actor, presenter, yoga teacher, marriage celebrant and mother to a busy five-year-old boy, you could be forgiven for thinking the Bay of Plenty’s relaxed vibe might be lost on Miriama, but that’s exactly why she values living here so highly. www.miriamasmith.com

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Miriama Smith - Celebrity Profile

As an actor, presenter, yoga teacher, marriage celebrant and mother to a busy five-year-old boy, you could be forgiven for thinking the Bay of Plenty’s relaxed vibe might be lost on Miriama, but that’s exactly why she values living here so highly. www.miriamasmith.com

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Joelene Ranby

Joelene runs women-only luxury weight loss, health and wellness retreats in Tauranga. She knows all the best spots to shop and dine out, and her ‘perfect day’ itinerary showcases the best of the Bay at any time of year.

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Paula Gaelic

Paula is the manager/curator at Katikati’s Western Bay Museum – a ‘small museum that tells a big story’. She believes the Bay could be world famous for its culture, history and heritage – and she loves our magnificent environment that is so vibrant and full of life.

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Paula Gaelic

Paula is the manager/curator at Katikati’s Western Bay Museum – a ‘small museum that tells a big story’. She believes the Bay could be world famous for its culture, history and heritage – and she loves our magnificent environment that is so vibrant and full of life.

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