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Pūriri Avenue

Est. 1928 & 1932.  The Tauranga Beautifying Society were given approval to plant pūriri (Vitex lucens) in July of 1927. The eastern side of the road was planted, followed by the western side in 1932. Trees that did not survive the original plantings were replaced in 1934 and in 1947 a large number of giant bright green pepe-tuna (Aenetus virescens | pūriri moth | ghost moth), New Zealand’s largest moth, were reported in downtown Tauranga. 

Map No. 8.
Cameron Rd (alongside The Domain),
Tauranga, 3110.

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