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Welcome to Tourism Bay of Plenty's press area. In this section you will find our latest press releases, as well as great articles showcasing the beautiful Bay of Plenty in both Domestic and International publications.

07 JUN

Regional story takes Bay tourism towards $1.45b goal

Regional story takes Bay tourism towards $1.45b goalTourism Bay of Plenty has unveiled a new logo as part of its goal of bringing $1.45 billion in tourism spending to the region each year by 2028.The…

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23 MAY

Backing for Bay of Plenty's 1.45 Billion Industry Vision

Tourism leaders back Bay of Plenty’s $1.45 billion industry vision 22 May 2017: Two of New Zealand’s prominent tourism sector leaders are in Tauranga to back Tourism Bay of Plenty’s bold…

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01 JAN

Freedom camping enforcement to commence in Tauranga

There are a number of reserves, roads and car parks in Tauranga where self-contained mobile homes can freedom camp.If you want to freedom camp in Tauranga, you must be in a self-contained vehicle that…

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06 JUL

New Chairman for Tourism Bay of Plenty

July 2016: Tourism Bay of Plenty chairman Ian Smith has stepped down from the board after nearly a decade, with Des Hammond taking up the chair role.

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04 APR

Bay of Plenty Booms!

According to Statistics NZ, the region tops the country's growth at 7.7% and grew 5.6% to $44,997 on a per capita basis.

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01 AUG

Regional Tourism Growth

A regional rebrand, greater community engagement and hands-on support for tourism operators are just some of the major strategies outlined by Tourism Bay of Plenty (TBOP) in their 2016/17 annual plan.

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22 SEP

Pete's Dragon

The Bay of Plenty has made its big screen debut with the animated feature film Disney’s Pete’s Dragon opening in cinemas nationwide last week.

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17 AUG

New Zealand on a Plate

Hot on the heels of Hollywood, which transformed McLaren Falls into an enchanted forest for Disney feature Pete’s Dragon, Christchurch-based production company Destination Media has spent this week in the Bay filming an episode for their sixth season of N

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01 FEB

Summer Success Spending

Sun seekers and surf chasers have helped take spending in the coastal Bay of Plenty to an all-time high.

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27 FEB

No Place Like Home Survey Results

‘Exciting’, ‘welcoming’ and ‘paradise’ are just some of the words used to describe what residents love about the coastal Bay of Plenty in Tourism Bay of Plenty’s No Place Like Home community survey.

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14 APR

New Tauranga i-SITE Roles

We would like to congratulate Ronda Lawrence and Saskia de Vlaming who were the successful applicants for two new positions within Tourism Bay of Plenty.

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