Bethlehem, New Zealand

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Bethlehem is a suburb of Tauranga in New Zealand's North Island. Originally a small independent town, it has now been absorbed by Tauranga and comprises a number of subdivisions including Bethlehem Heights, Sterling Gate, La Cumbre, Saint Andrews, and Mayfield.[1]

It is situated on State Highway 2, and has amenities such as a small shopping village, Bethlehem Town Centre.

Coordinates: 37°42′S 176°07′E / 37.700°S 176.117°E / -37.700; 176.117


  • Bethlehem School is a decile 8 contributing (years 1-6) primary school. It was founded in 1883 and has a roll of approximately 385.[2]
  • Bethlehem College is a decile 10, evangelical Christian school teaching children from kindergarten to year 13
  • Tauranga Adventist School is an integrated coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It has a maximum roll of 125 and a decile rating of 6 [3]


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