Leanne Brown gives us her top 5 reasons to live in the Bay of Plenty.


Leanne Brown is energy personified! She’s passionate about the Bay having been head of Mount Mainstreet and more recently a current Tauranga City Councillor.

Her philosophy is “why would you want to live anywhere else”, so she found it a challenge to only have five bullet points! Nevertheless we've got 5 of her best!

My Top 5

  1. Climbing Mauao on any given day, seeing the blue ocean and white sand, and watching the sun rise or set is near on unbeatable 

  2. Being located so close to the ocean, lakes, mountains and an easy drive to bigger cities means we are able to enjoy the best of both worlds – the great outdoors and the metropolis 

  3. Stunning warm and dry weather nearly all your round makes the Bay an ideal place to live, work and play. 

  4. Our beaches, parks, and open spaces enable so many outdoor sports & activities to be enjoyed, be it cricket, a triathlon, beach volleyball or throwing a ball around with friends or family 

  5. Because we have a great location, open spaces and a stunning climate, we are blessed with so many fabulous events, including my two favourite – The Little Big Markets & Dinner in the Domain!