Western Bay International Strategy

Building and developing our international connections will make the Western Bay of Plenty sub-region more competitive and economically robust.  Priority One has partnered with ExportNZ BOP, Tourism Bay of Plenty, Education Tauranga, Tauranga City Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council and the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment to develop the Western Bay of Plenty International Strategy to help identify investment opportunities and to connect people and resources.

Targeted international relations activity provides us with opportunities to build relationships, attract skilled migrants, grow our business community, welcome international students and tourists, encourage appropriate investment and to make the most of our sister city partnerships – recognising that many of these activities are interrelated. 

Priority One also supports Tauranga City Council in maximising economic opportunities arising from its partnerships with international cities, ensuring these relationships are strategically aligned to support economic growth.  Tauranga City Council has formal relationships with the following three cities in Asia:

  1. Yantai, China
  2. Hitachi, Japan
  3. Ansan, South Korea
Western Bay International Strategy

Western Bay International Strategy project aims