Bay of Plenty

The Bay of Plenty is a place of beautiful harbours, long surf beaches and an easy-going lifestyle. We showcase the perfect place to explore a wide range of nature-based pursuits – this gives the people of the Bay of Plenty the chance for a better work-life balance. 

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Te Whatu Ora | Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty

Te Whatu Ora - Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of 20 health districts in Aotearoa, New Zealand and one of five that make up the Midland region. We serve a population of approximately 255,110 residents, with 199,751 in the Western Bay of Plenty and 55,359 in the Eastern Bay of Plenty across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. 

The Bay of Plenty Region

If you have a deep affinity for sports and the great outdoors, you can take full advantage of the abundant recreational amenities, including boating, surfing, fishing, diving, mountain biking, and hiking, as well as the customary team sports like rugby, netball, and cricket. The agreeable climate in the region has gained popularity among vacationers, retirees, and individuals seeking a lifestyle removed from urban centers.

Located on the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty lives up to its name, boasting extensive golden sand beaches, verdant bush-covered mountains, and fertile farmlands, among other attractions.


Tauranga and Whakatāne Hospital

Te Whatu Ora - Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4500 staff. Our major population centres are Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki. 

The Bay of Plenty is growing at a faster rate than the New Zealand population as a whole. The population is forecast to grow by 20.5% between 2016 and 2026. Most of this growth is expected in the Western Bay of Plenty (particularly Tauranga), with the Eastern Bay of Plenty expected to have a static or declining population.

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Hospital Services

Here's a list of medical services offered in the Bay of Plenty in alphabetical order

Services A to H

Adolescent health
Adolescent mental health
Allied Health
Child health services and support
Breast screening
Cervical screening
Child development
Child health services and support
Community therapy
Support Net | Disability services and support
District nursing
Ear, nose and throat
Emergency department (ED)
General surgery
Health in Ageing
Healthy Hearts Cardiac Rehab Programme

Services I to Z

Infectious diseases
Mental health and addiction
National Bowel Screening Programme
Newborn hearing screening
Occupational therapy
Oral health and dental care
Pelvic health
Planned care services
Pregnancy and maternity
Renal services
Sexual health
Social work
SORTED | Youth alcohol and other drugs service Bay of Plenty
Speech and language therapy
Toi Te Ora | Public Health
Vascular surgery
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Local Information

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 Getting around

  • Tauranga Regional Council buses operate from the city centre to outer suburbs.
  • Baybus operates in Whakatāne. Information on bus routes can be found here.
  • You can pay for the bus using either cash or by Bee Card, which is a reloadable pre-pay transport card.
  • Ride sharing services like Ola, Zoomy, and Uber are also available as well as a variety of rental vehicle providers. 

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Relocating to the Bay of Plenty

Need some help with settling in? Use our settlement booklet as a handy guide to refer back to any time so you can feel right at home in Aotearoa in no time. 

Take the next step

If you've made the decision to move to Aotearoa New Zealand, register your details with us, and we'll match you to your preferred location based on your experience and preferences.

Fill out our five-minute form with your details, and someone from our team will follow up and help you find a role.

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