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Peak Performance Solutions Ltd. is a small New Zealand based company that specialises working with New Zealand youth and particularly the Young New Zealanders’ Challenge of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award training and expeditions. We ensure that you as students receive all the necessary information and practical knowledge to make your outdoor experiences ones that you will enjoy and continue to build upon.
We are also involved in team building activities and workshops that promote positive interactions between participants and allow you to appreciate each others differences to promote a healthier work environment.
Tauranga has a population of over 107,000, according to the Census taken in 2006. It is the largest city of the Bay of Plenty Region, which is in the North Island of New Zealand. It is the 6th largest city in the country and is 105 kilometres east of another main city called Hamilton and 85 kilometres north of the famous Rotorua.
Tauranga is the city with the fastest growing population in the country. However, Tauranga is also one of the smallest local authorities, in terms of land area, with only a total land area of 12,700 hectares. The Tauranga landscape is dominated by two key features: the harbour and the 232 metres high Mount Maunganui.
The city of Tauranga is sophisticated, with its own unique twist to the big city lifestyle. It is set at the entrance of one of the most beautiful natural harbours around and the harbour has modern marina, with thousands of yachts and launches. If you cross the harbour bridge you will reach Mt Maunganui, with its white sandy beaches and huge mountain cone.
The City of Tauranga is in the Bay of Plenty Region on the North East cost of the North Island of New Zealand. Tauranga is located at the head of a large harbour which extends along the Western Bay of Plenty and is protected by Matakana Island.
The town and headland of Mount Maunganui stand at the entrance of the harbour and this area, known as "The Mount" is often regarded as a satellite town of Tauranga. The name Tauranga comes from the Maori language and roughly translates to "a sheltered anchorage".
Business and Economy
Tauranga District contains nearly 3% of all businesses in New Zealand. Over 10,000 businesses are located within the Tauranga City itself. (This was according to the statistics in 2004.) There has been a marked increase and it is estimated that the total number of businesses are now well in excess of 12,000.
As at February 2004, over 41,000 full time employees worked in Tauranga City and the rate of unemployment is very low.
The industry in the area is dominated by the manufacturing and construction sector. A total of 30% of all manufacturing employment is to do with fabricated metal products and machinery and equipment, while over 24% of manufacturing is involved in the food and beverages industry.
Tauranga is home to the Bay of Plenty Polytechnics, as well as a branch of the University of Waikato. There are secondary schools in the area, including Tauranga Boys and Tauranga Girls colleges and there are various intermediate schools, including Tauranga Intermediate, which is the largest intermediate in the country.
Christian schools and colleges in Tauranga include the Bethlehem Campus, which is a college for both children and adults, established in 1988. There is also the South Pacific Bible College, which is a preaching and mission school founded in 1982.