Takitimu arrives at Te Awanui (original name for Tauranga Harbour) - became known as Ngāti Ranginui.
Battle of Kokowai (red ochre) on Mauao: Ngāi Te Rangi conquest of Tauranga.
Battle of Mauao: Ngāpuhi chief, Te Morenga destroys Mauao Pā. Ngāi Te Rangi chief Te Wani saves Otūmoetai Pā - makes peace with Te Morenga at Matuaiwi Pā.
Sack of Otamataha Pā at Te Papa (Tauranga). Chief Koraurau along with 500 of his people are killed & many enslaved. The pā is destroyed & the site later becomes Mission Cemetery.
Siege of Ōtūmoetai: Ngāpuhi attack Otūmoetai Pā.
Alfred Brown and William Williams select a site at Te Papa for a new Church Missionary Society (CMS) Mission Station.
Reverend Alfred Nesbit Brown and family arrive at Te Papa.
Treaty of Waitangi sheet arrives in Tauranga. It is signed by 21 Māori.
Sack of Ongare: Ngāti Tamaterā chief Tāraia destroys Ongare Pā near Katikati.
Peace treaty between Ngāi Te Rangi and Arawa.
Mōtītī Dispute: Ngāi Te Rangi and Arawa
Warships arrive in Tauranga Harbour - Military occupation.
Battle of Gate Pā at Pukehinahina - Māori victory.
Battle of Te Ranga - Imperial Troops victory.
Military settlers taking up farm and town lots.
1867: Jan - March
Tauranga Bush Campaign.
Bay of Plenty Times established.
Tauranga gazetted a Borough. George Vesey Stewart elected first mayor.
Ranui Disaster: 19 holiday makers and 3 crew drowned.
Kaimai Air Disaster: 23 people die in what remains New Zealand's worst internal aviation disaster.
Tauranga becomes a city.
Kaimai Tunnel Collapse. The western end of the Kaimai tunnel collapses during construction. 11 men are trapped, 7 are rescued but 4 die.
Te Awanui waka launched in Tauranga harbour.
First train through Kaimai Tunnel.
Ruahihi Canal Collapse: One day after Ruahihi Power Station is officially opened, the eastern bank of the canal supplying water to the Ruahihi Power Station collapses.
Occupation of Tauranga Town Hall by Māori.
Tauranga and Mount Maunganui Councils amalgamate. Name of Tauranga City changed to Tauranga District Council.
Oceanside Hotel at Mount Maunganui demolished for high-rise apartments.
Population reaches 100,000. Tauranga District renamed Tauranga City.
Rena Disaster: The MV Rena strikes on Otaiti (Astrolabe Reef). The result is New Zealand's worst maritime environmental disaster.