Te Puke


​​"Te Puke is a small but very friendly town. There's a real feeling of community spirit here and awesome people that make it the best place to live.
I wouldn't want to raise my children anywhere else in the world."
Monique Lints, Te Puke Toy Library

About Te Puke

Te Puke is a thriving rural town with a strong local economy. The name translates as 'The Hill’ which is reflective of its location near the Papamoa Hills. It is a warm and inviting town priding itself on its multi culturalism and hard working people.

The town has embraced its horticultural identity  and is now known as the 'Kiwifruit Capital of the World'.

Population: 7900 (in 2015) compared to the Census 2013 total of 7496.
Location: 28kmsouth-east of Tauranga. ​

Community Board

​​​​​The Te Puke Community Board works to represent and advocate for the interests of the community.​​ Find out more about the Te Puke Co​mmunity Board here​, plus read Agendas and Minutes from meetings.​​​

Key Projects

Te Puke skatepark

The new 626 square metre park located in Jubilee Park is  ready for action! Come along to the ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday 20 May at 11am to officially mark the opening of this awesome new spot. ​

The skatepark has been designed by skaters for skaters, and will give youth a place to hang out and show off their skating skills. Funding for the project is from Council ($180,000), First Sovereign Trust ($49,224), Project Control Group ($1000), and Te Puke Kiwicoast Lions ($5000). ​

The designer, Rich Landscapes, also created the award-winning Omokoroa skate path.

Te Puke Town Centre Upgrade

The focus of Te Puke Town Centre​ work in 2016 was the reconstruction of the central pedestrian crossing and plaza area and the new roundabout at the Jellicoe/Boucher streets intersection.​

A change to the traffic flow layout has created a single through lane and a parking aisle.​​​​

In 2017,  works will include improvements to the northern town entrance with new vegetation planting and two new roundabouts – at Quarry and No 3 roads.

Waitangi township upgrade is also set to happen in 2017, with road reconstruction/resealing. signage, additional road markings, and safety improvements for pedestrians and traffic such as electronic school safety signs. 

A survey​ was conducted by Key Research in July 2017 to understand satisfaction of changes with residents, visitors and businesses.


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