Summer Services for the Western Bay


Here you'll find all the information you need to know about our services over the summer period!

​​​​​​​Library and Service Centre Opening Hours

See here for a full print out of all our opening hours over summer.

​Barkes Corner Head Office

Friday 22 December, 8am - 12pm​
Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December, CLOSED
​Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January, CLOSED

Te Puke Library and Service Centre​

​Friday 22 December, 8am - 11.30am
​Saturday 23 December, 9am - 12pm
​Sunday 24 to Tuesday 26 December, CLOSED
​Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January, CLOSED

​Katikati Library and Service Centre

​Friday 22 December, 8am - 11.30am
​Saturday 23 December, 9am - 12pm
​Sunday 24 to Tuesday 26 December, CLOSED
​Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January, CLOSED
​Katikati Visitor's Centre 
Friday 22 December, 8am - 11.30am
​Saturday 23 December, 9am - 2pm
​Sunday 24 to Tuesday 26 December, CLOSED
​Monday 1 January, CLOSED
Tuesday 2 January, 10am - 2pm

Waihi Beach Library and Service Centre

​Friday 22 December, 8.30am - 11.30am​
Saturday 23 December, 9am - 12pm
​Sunday 24 to Tuesday 26 December, CLOSED
Summer Hours (27 December 2017 to 26 January 2018):
​​Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10am - 4pm​
Tuesday and Friday, 8.30am - 5pm​​​
​Saturday, 9am - 12pm​

Omokoroa Library and Service Centre

​Friday 22 December, 9am - 11.30am
​Saturday 23 December, 9.30am - 12pm
​Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December, CLOSED
Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January, CLOSED

Kerbside Rubbish and Recycling Collection

There will be no collections on Christmas Day and New Years Day. ​These collections will take place on the Saturday prior (Saturday 23 December and Saturday 30 December).​​ All other collection days remain as normal.

Approved EGB rubbish bags will be accepted at our Athenree Recycling Centre (Waihi Beach) if you miss the kerbside rubbish collection over this period only.

Please contact your bin provider​ if you have any further questions.​​

Recycling & Greenwaste Drop-off Centres​


Saturday, 23 December, 8am - 4pm
​Sunday 24 and Monday 25 December - CLOSED
​Tuesday 26 December, 9am - 3.30pm
​Wednesday 27 December, CLOSED
​Thursday 28 December, 9am - 3.30pm
​Friday 29 December, CLOSED
​Saturday 30 December, 8am - 4pm
​Sunday 31 December, CLOSED
​Monday 1 January - CLOSED
Summer Hours (until end of January):
​Tuesday and Thursday, 9am - 3.30pm
​Saturday, 8am - 4pm

Katikati Recycling Centre

Saturday, 23 December, 9am - 4pm
​Sunday 24 December, 9am - 12pm
Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 December, CLOSED
Thursday 28 December, 9am - 4pm
​Friday 29 December, CLOSED 
​Saturday 30 December, 9am - 4pm
​Sunday 31 December, 9am - 12pm
​Monday 1 to Wednesday 3 January, CLOSED
​Thursday 4 January, 9am - 4pm
Summer Hours (until end of January):
​Thursday, 9am - 12pm
​Saturday, 9am - 4pm
​Sunday, 9am - 12pm

Athenree Recycling Centre

​Saturday 23 December, 9am - 12pm​
​Sunday 24 December, 1pm - 4pm
​Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December, CLOSED
​​Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 December, 9am - 3pm
Friday 29 December, CLOSED
​Saturday 30 December, 9am - 12pm
​Sunday 31 December, 1pm - 4pm
​Monday 1 January, CLOSED
​Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 January, 9am - 3pm
​Friday 5 January, CLOSED
​Saturday 6 January, 9am - 12pm
​Sunday 7 January, 1pm - 4pm
Summer Hours (u​ntil end of January):
​Wednesday and Thursday, 9am - 3pm
​Saturday, 9am - 12pm
​Sunday, 1pm - 4pm

Omokoroa Greenwaste Drop-off 

​​Summer hours (until end of January):
Wednesday, 2pm - 4pm
Saturday, 2pm - 4pm


Western Bay of Plenty has some lovely beaches and camping spots, but campers need to be aware that not all areas of the District can be camped on. Restrictions apply under Council's Freedom Camping Bylaw, and we ensure that campers are complying in two ways:

Response to complaints from residents and members of the public - All of Western Bay of Plenty District: 
Council contractors respond to all freedom camping complaints made to our contact centre (complaints can be made any time day or night).  The best time to make a complaint is in the evening or early morning when it is clear the vehicle occupants are preparing to, or already have camped overnight.

Seasonal monitoring/patrolling Waihi Beach area (in addition to complaint response):
Council contractors patrol all reserves in the Waihi Beach area where freedom camping restrictions apply, these patrols are done nightly and in the early morning.

Regular monitoring starts Friday, 20 October 2017 through until Tuesday, 2 April 2018, with daily monitoring running from Friday, 15 December 2017 until Monday, 5 February 2018 (inclusive). 

Visit our freedom camping webpage for more information and maps on where freedom camping is allowed, 

Dog Control

​Here are a few quick key points to keep in mind when walking your pooch this summer:

  • There are 'on-leash' restrictions in the main town centre areas of Te Puke, Katikati and Waihi Beach
  •  In Waihi Beach, dogs are prohibited on all parts of the main beach during summer (from 20 December to 7 February) between 9am - 7pm. Outside of these times you can exercise your dog on the beach. Your dog can be exercised at any time in the area of Bowentown Beach (roughly the beach area between Albacore Ave and Plom Road). You must carry a leash, and keep your dog under control
  • Dogs are prohibited at Island View Reserve from October to March due to birds nesting in this area
  • Please take a plastic bag with you when walking your dog to clean up its business. Poo bag dispensers are located at a number walkways around the District​​.​
Visit our Dog Control Bylaw webpage to make sure you know all the rules!
Visit our dog walking areas webpage​ for maps and walking areas.

Alcohol Bans​

​Please remember that there are year round 24/7 alchohol bans in Waihi Beach, Katikati and Te Puke. You can read our ​Alcohol Control Bylaw and see ban areas here.

Page reviewed: 12 Jan 2018 10:44am