This list contains biographies relating to Tauranga:

Chang (Pih-Chang), Dr Kathleen (1903-1991)
Christiansen, Tony
Dodd, Lynley (1941- )
Drayton, Mary Josephine (Joy)
Goldsmith, Alec (1911- )
Greer, Henry Harpur (1821-1886)
Holt, Shaun
Mair, Gilbert (1843-1923)
Mahoney, James
Marshall, Henry Walter 1925-2012
Mayson, Jon - Port of Tauranga
Macfarlane, Dave
Meikle, Phoebe (1910-1997)
Munn, Linda
Puhirake, Rawiri
Spencer, Charles
Taratoa, Henare Wiremu (1830-1864)
West, Joyce (1908-1985)
Winiata, Maharaia (1912-1960)

This list contains biographies of well-known New Zealanders:
Apiata, Willie (1972- ) Victoria Cross
Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989)
Dallas, Ruth (1919-2008)
Hillary, Sir Edmund (1919-2008)
McCahon, Colin (1919-1987)
Mulgan, John
Snell, Peter

Websites:
nzedge - http://www.nzedge.com/category/legends/ - featuring 40+ definitive short biographies of New Zealanders who have changed or benefitted the world in some way. Working from New Zealand and internationally, these scientists, artists, designers, inventors, warriors, and adventurers are inspiration for achievement

Links:
Vertical File - Biographies - a list of all biographies to be found in the Verticle File New Zealand Reference