Bay of Plenty

region in New Zealand's North Island

The Bay of Plenty is a region in New Zealand. It was first called the Bay of Plenty by Captain James Cook in November 1769. The Māori name for the bay is Te Moana-a-Toi ("the sea of Toi").[1]

Location in the North Island of New Zealand.


  1. McKinnon, Malcolm (2007-09-27). "Bay of Plenty". Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 2008-02-25.

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