ANNUAL IN-DEPTH REGIONAL REPORT - Bay of Plenty Region
BOUNDARIES: BAY OF PLENTY REGION
Bay of Plenty Region covers 22,000 square kilometres and is the eighth largest region by land area in New Zealand. Bay of Plenty Region includes the following Territorial Authorities (TAs): Tauranga City, Rotorua District, Western Bay of Plenty District, Whakatane District, Opotiki District and Kawerau District.
The TAs listed here do not all fit neatly within the Bay of Plenty regional council boundaries. Part of Rotorua District lies within the Waikato regional council boundary, but this has been included only in this Bay of Plenty regional report. Taupo District lies partly within Waikato Region and partly within Bay of Plenty Region, but this TA has been included only in the Waikato regional report. Because of this, the population of all TAs shown will not always add up to the totals for the whole region.
When regional council data is shown, it is based on the actual regional council boundaries, rather than a sum of the Territorial Authorities identified above. The geographical coverage of the regional council area in terms of district boundaries is shown below.