The port of Tauranga was built at Mt Maunganui in the early 1950s on 96 acres (39 hectares) of Māori land that the government took under the Public Works Act. The government made partial payment to the owners 10 years later, and onsold surplus land at prices up to 10 times higher than it had paid.
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