List of Famous people born in Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand

The Bay of Plenty is a region of New Zealand, situated around a bight of the same name in the northern coast of the North Island. The bight stretches 260 km from the Coromandel Peninsula in the west to Cape Runaway in the east. The Bay of Plenty Region, governed by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, incorporates several large islands in the bay, in addition to the mainland area. Called Te Moana-a-Toi in the Māori language after Toi, an early ancestor, the name 'Bay of Plenty' was bestowed by James Cook in 1769 when he noticed the abundant food supplies at several Māori villages there, in stark contrast to observations he had made earlier in Poverty Bay.

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1. Taika Waititi
Taika David Waititi

Taika Waititi
Male. New Zealand film director
First Name: Taika
Born on August 16, 1975 (age 46)
Height: 184 cm | 6'0"

2. Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
Alice Lynne Murchison

Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
Female. Australian wrongly convicted of murder
First Name: Lindy
Born on March 4, 1948 (age 73)

3. Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson
Male. New Zealand cricketer
First Name: Kane
Last Name: Williamson
Born on August 8, 1990 (age 31)

4. Molly Meech

Molly Meech
Female. New Zealand sailor
First Name: Molly
Last Name: Meech
Born on March 31, 1993 (age 28)

5. Cliff Curtis

Cliff Curtis
Male. New Zealand actor
First Name: Cliff
Last Name: Curtis
Born on July 27, 1968 (age 53)
Height: 183 cm | 6'0"

6. Steven Adams
Steven Funaki Adams

Steven Adams
Male. New Zealand basketball player
First Name: Steven
Last Name: Adams
Born on July 20, 1993 (age 28)
Height: 211 cm | 6'11"
Basketballer, Sportsperson

7. Temuera Morrison

Temuera Morrison
Male. New Zealand actor
First Name: Temuera
Born on December 26, 1960 (age 60)
Height: 171 cm | 5'7"

8. Jean Batten

Jean Batten
Female. New Zealand aviatrix
First Name: Jean
Last Name: Batten
Born on September 15, 1909
Died on November 22, 1982 (aged 73)

9. Dylan Hartley

Dylan Hartley
Male. English rugby union footballer
First Name: Dylan
Last Name: Hartley
Born on March 24, 1986 (age 35)
Height: 185 cm | 6'1"

10. Valerie Adams
Valerie Kasanita Adams

Valerie Adams
Female. shot putter from New Zealand
First Name: Valerie
Last Name: Adams
Born on October 6, 1984 (age 37)
Height: 193 cm | 6'4"

11. Tyler Boyd

Tyler Boyd
Male. American / New Zealand association football player
First Name: Tyler
Last Name: Boyd
Born on December 30, 1994 (age 26)
Height: 183 cm | 6'0"
Footballer, Sportsperson

12. Mike Moore
Michael Kenneth Moore

Mike Moore
Male. New Zealand politician
First Name: Mike
Last Name: Moore
Born on January 28, 1949
Died on February 2, 2020 (aged 71)

13. Peter Burling

Peter Burling
Male. New Zealand sailor
First Name: Peter
Last Name: Burling
Born on January 1, 1991 (age 30)

14. Vern Cotter

Vern Cotter
Male. New Zealand rugby union footballer and coach
First Name: Vern
Born on January 27, 1962 (age 59)
Height: 193 cm | 6'4"

15. Joe Warbrick

Joe Warbrick
Male. New Zealand rugby union player and administrator
First Name: Joe
Last Name: Warbrick
Born on January 1, 1862
Died on August 30, 1903 (aged 41)

16. Trent Boult

Trent Boult
Male. New Zealand cricketer
First Name: Trent
Last Name: Boult
Born on July 22, 1989 (age 32)

17. Bunny Walters

Bunny Walters
Male. New Zealand singer
First Name: Bunny
Last Name: Walters
Born on May 31, 1953
Died on December 14, 2016 (aged 63)

18. Teimana Harrison

Teimana Harrison
Male. New Zealand rugby union footballer
First Name: Teimana
Born on September 5, 1992 (age 29)
Height: 188 cm | 6'2"

19. Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas
Male. New Zealand footballer
First Name: Ryan
Last Name: Thomas
Born on December 20, 1994 (age 26)
Height: 174 cm | 5'9"
Footballer, Sportsperson

20. Keith Davis

Keith Davis
Male. New Zealand rugby union player
First Name: Keith
Last Name: Davis
Born on May 21, 1930
Died on March 2, 2019 (aged 88)
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