The public’s response to The Weekend Sun Roger’s Rabbits column request for slogan suggestions for Tauranga is proving a hit with ideas streaming into the Sun Media office.
‘Tempt me Tauranga’ was the early 1990s attempt to brand Tauranga with a young and exciting image. Read about its failure here.
The inspiration to ask for Tauranga slogan ideas stems from both the city’s lack of one and from the failure of the ‘Tempt me Tauranga’ campaign held in the early 1990s.
Although this campaign failed, similar fervour, albeit this time mostly positive, is being observed with most people submitting their ideas via email; but one group opted to launch their idea in song.
The Short Sistars visited the Sun Media offices on Monday to perform a song they think would make a fitting anthem for the Bay.
Rebecca, 22, Jacinda, 20, and Louisa, 16, performed a song called ‘Hey You, It’s All Here In The Bay’.
Rebecca says they wrote the song with mother Debbie because “we feel there is no song promoting how great it is to live in the Bay and we believe there needs to be one”.
The girls have also taken the song to Mayor Stuart Crosby and former BOP Tourism general manager Tim Burgess, who the girls say both “really liked it”.
The song is performed with a backing track that Debbie wrote and composed, and is played by their cousin.
They have been working on the song and routine for the last six months, and have performed at various charity events and street busking sites both here and in Auckland.
The girls have been classically trained, but Jacinda says it is only in the last five years they have sung together as a trio.
The beach and the weather is something the girls agree is their favourite part of living in the Bay of Plenty, with Rebecca adding, “I like that it is a good size, it is not too big, but a good size to have all the right shops and things to see.”
Tauranga Slogan Suggestions
Tauranga – Catch the Wave!
Hook the Big One – Tauranga.
TAURANGA – City, Sun, Surf, Sand
TAURANGA – Live and Love the Life
A Day in the Bay and you won’t go away.
Invest in the Bay and you won’t go away.
Spend a most wonderful day in the Bay.
Come say and play in the Bay.
(Identify number of Bays in BOP) eg “26 Bays of Plenty”.
Trendy tourists try Tauranga
Breath of Ocean traverse depth of mind beckons to Bay of Plenty.
Brilliant Bay blows cobwebs away.
Target Tauranga’s trust tourism.
Tantalising Tauranga and the magical mountain.
100% PURE Tauranga
100% of your rates are already spent!
City of sunshine and style
TAURANGA – Riviera Climate, So Pacific Beauty, Kiwi Cheer!
Jim and Clarice Korrison
Tauranga: Bay of Tranquillity
Tauranga: City of Tranquillity
Tauranga: Port of Tranquillity
Tauranga – So fantastic it doesn’t need a slogan.
Tauranga – Sunsational!
Tauranga...Where it’s always safe to lick the windows
Tauranga...Home of The Showerdome
Tauranga...Where Regularity Rulz
Tauranga...Winston wuz Here
Tauranga...Mangroves aren’t us
‘Hey You, It’s All Here in the Bay!’
The Short Sistars
BOP the sunshine paradise
BOP your best holiday destination
BOP the only place to be happy
Sunshine, beach & mountains the BOP has it all
BOP the community you want to live with
BOP has it all – Why go somewhere else???
A Taste of Tauranga
Tauranga: Highly over-rated
Tauranga - for the newly wed & the nearly dead
Tauranga City-it really rates!
Oh Tauranga in the sun
Where you can see
An expensive fart gallery
Ratepayers do not despair
You still have the prettiest mayor
As seen by Henare of Belvedere
Tauranga (Tune of “Chicago”)
Tauranga, Tauranga , This plentiful town
Tauranga Moana, We’ll show you around (We love it)
Bet your bottom dollar you’ll lose the blues
In Tauranga, ( Tauranga )
The centre where the Bay of Plenty smiles
With Mount Maunganui, I just wanna to say
It’s where sea and sky are blue all day ( blue all day)
Come for a visit, We’d love you to stay
Come for a week or just come for a day
To Tauranga Moana, this great town.
Tauranga, Tauranga, the Bay’s leading town
Tauranga Moana is jazzin’ around (we love it)
You can go out fishing or sailing out on the ocean (the ocean)
Or swimming in the hot pools at the Mount
There’s surfing, wind-surfing and splashing around
Or sleeping on the sand if that’s your choice (that’s your choice)
You’ll have the time, the time of your life
Bring the whole fam’ly or just bring your wife
To Tauranga Moana our home town.
Tauranga, Tauranga where pleasure is king
Tauranga Moana You can do anything (in reason)
Strolling round the mountain or round the shops
In Tauranga, (Tauranga)
or walking on the boardwalk at the front
There’s wining and dining and beautiful food
With orchards and cafes all the day (all the day)
Marvellous gardens and wide shady parks
Swim with the dolphins but not with the sharks
In Tauranga this Bay of Plenty town ….My home town.
Living in heaven! Alive in Tauranga.
Where to holiday when you live in earth’s heaven?
Tauranga (then she has several ticks) Ticks all the boxes.
Superb (Capital big S with Superb Holiday; Superb Sun; Superb Sand; Safe - Swims; Super Friendly; Shops)"
Sun, Surf, Style
M. Joan Grainger
Living in Heaven, Alive in Tauranga!
Where to holiday when you live in Earth’s heaven?
Tauranga ticks all the boxes.
Tauranga - Dead Centre
TAURANGA - Riviera Climate, So. Pacific Beauty, Kiwi Cheer and ’All That Jazz’
SUN,SURF, SENSATIONAL. TAURANGA.
SURF,SAND, SENSATIONAL. TAURANGA.
Beam me up Tauranga
TOTALLY TERRIFIC TAURANGA
Home of the sun and surf