Plenty of playground pleasureInteresting ReadsNews
With several superb playgrounds across the Western Bay, your tāmariki can swing, slide and climb until their heart’s content.
Pedalling paradise in the Western BayInteresting ReadsNews
Whether you’re an e-bike cruiser, lycra-clad fitness junkie, wrangling a biker gang of kids, or only in it for the coffee at the end – there’s a bike ride for you this summer.
Roll through summer at Western Bay’s skateparksInteresting ReadsNews
With five skateparks and a skate pathway to choose from, you and your whānau can ollie, tic tac and kick turn your way across the Western Bay this summer.
Walk your way through the Western BayInteresting ReadsNews
Summer is the perfect time to stretch the legs, take in some nature, or work off the Christmas pavlova, while enjoying the hundreds of walking trails on offer.
A beginner’s guide to being environmentally friendly this summerInteresting ReadsNews
Let’s be honest: in this time-scarce world of convenience and instant gratification, sometimes the goal to be environmentally friendly can seem like an impractical task.
A day in the life of Becs, at Te Puke Animal ShelterMaketu - Te Puke WardInteresting Reads
Every dog in one of our animal shelters has story, but so do the people who look after them. Meet Becs, who works part time at Te Puke Animal Shelter.
Discover the best kurī-friendly walks in the Western BayInteresting ReadsNews
Did you know there are over 20 places to take your dog (kurī) for a walk in the Western Bay?
Camp with care in the Western BayInteresting ReadsNews
Camping is a rite of passage in New Zealand. Each summer we hustle to get a good spot close to a lake, a river, beach or forest, and enjoy time reconnecting with whānau surrounded by nature.
Your summer reads sorted!Interesting ReadsNews
Looking for a good summer read and not sure where to start? The team at Western Bay of Plenty District Council Libraries have you sorted.
Up your water saving skillsInteresting ReadsNews
Kiwis have a special connection with water (wai). It’s a taonga (treasure) that we all have a responsibility to care for and use responsibly.
Our top five spots to enjoy a packed lunch outdoorsInteresting ReadsNews
Who doesn’t love to eat lunch outside on a sunny day?