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Western BOP International Strategy 2016-2019

International activity – including trade, investment, tourism, skills and relationships – plays an important role in underpinning sustainable growth in the Western Bay of Plenty. 

The Western Bay International Strategy will ensure Tauranga effectively supports and leverages its international connections, enabling a systemic approach to our offshore activities. Coordinating activities of internationally active sub-regional agencies – including local authorities, Priority One, Tourism Bay of Plenty, Export Bay of Plenty and Education Tauranga – will have a significant impact on the sub-region’s prosperity, particularly when aligned with central government priorities.  This impact ranges from attracting inward investment, skills and students, to growth in the sub-region’s share of international tourism and trade, and the encouragement of migrant investors and businesses to relocate here. 

Successful implementation of this strategy will result in improved sub-regional economic and social outcomes, achieved through an integrated, collaborative and coordinated approach to the sub-region’s international relationships.

Western Bay of Plenty International Strategy – summary document (656kb pdf)

Western Bay of Plenty International Strategy (285kb pdf)

Last Reviewed: 30/11/2016