It was originally a small village located several kilometers south of Tauranga but was swallowed up by urban development. A military village of 125 one acre lots, the Township of Greerton, was surveyed near Gate Pa. Military settlers were allowed a choice of one acre there or a quarter acre in Te Papa’). Originally very few settlers took up town sections in Greerton. In 1864 the battle of Gate Pa, an important event in the history of Tauranga and New Zealand was fought in the Neigherbouring suburb of Gate Pa with maori troops withdrawing to Pyes Pa traversing through Greerton.
- 2013 Census QuickStats about a place:Greerton
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