Te Puna & Minden


​About Te Puna/Minden​

​Te Puna/Minden is a rapidly growing community as growth pushes from Tauranga City and Omokoroa. It is home to the Pirirakau hapu – of the Ngati Ranginui Iwi.

There is a mix of industrial, commercial, retail and residential activity. The Te Puna​ Business Park is the main retail and café complex. 

Population: 2442 (Census 2013)
Location: About 10km east of Tauranga City.​ The area lies on and around the Northern Corridor/State Highway 2 between Tauranga and Omokoroa.

Community Conversations

Want to know about what's happening in Te Puna/Minden or have your say on key projects and topics that matter to you? ​Pop in to have a chat with us!

  • Community conversation event: Saturday, 27 May from 11am​​-3pm at Te Puna School

If you can't make it but would like to have your say on any community project or topic, you can do so online! Visit haveyo​ursay.westernbay.govt​.nz.​​​​​​​


Te Puna West Wastewater Reticulation Project

Council approved the construction of a wastewater reticulation scheme for the Te Puna West community in 2016 following consultation with the community. Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Western Bay Council committed​ through the 2015-25 Long Term Plan processes, to assist affected property owners with scheme funding.

The scheme will involve installation of a grinder pump for each individual property and connecting infrastructure to allow sewage to be pumped to the Omokoroa transfer pipeline and processed at Tauranga City Council's treatment station. 

Te Puna Road roundabout

The NZ Transport Agency has awarded Downer a $5.25 million contract to build a roundabout on State Highway 2, Te Puna.​ The two-lane roundabout will replace the Te Puna/Minden Road intersection, significantly improving safety for motorists travelling on the route. This project is expected to be completed in July 2017. 

Page reviewed: 25 May 2017 11:25am