Summer Services for the Western Bay

15/11/2018 12:00 a.m.


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

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

​Select this link for a full print out of all our opening hours over summer.

​Barkes Corner Head Office

Friday 21 December, 8am - Noon
Monday 24 - Wednesday 26 December, CLOSED
​Thursday 27 December, 8am - 5pm
​Friday 28 December, 8am-5pm
​Monday 31 December, 8am-5pm
​Tuesday 1 - Wednesday 2 January 2019, CLOSED
​Thursday 3 January, 8am-5pm
​Friday 4 January, 8am-5pm

Te Puke Library and Service Centre​

​Friday 21 December, 8am - 11.30am
​Saturday 22 December, 9am - 12pm
​Monday 24 December, 8am-3:30pm
​Tuesday 25 - Wednesday 26 December, CLOSED
​Thursday 27 - Friday 28 December, 8am-5pm
​Saturday 29 December, 9am-12pm
​Monday 31 December, 8am-5pm
​Tuesday 1 - Wednesday 2 January 2019, CLOSED

​Katikati Library and Service Centre 

​Friday 21 December, 8am - 11.30am
​Saturday 22 December, 9am - 12pm
Monday 24 December, 8am - 3:30pm
​Tuesday 25 - Wednesday 26 December - CLOSED 
​Thursday 27 - Friday 28 December, 8am - 5pm
​Saturday 29 December 9am - 12 noon
​Monday 31 December - 8am - 5pm
​Tuesday 1 - Wedn​​​esday 2 January 2019 - CLOSED
​Katikati Visitor's Centre 
Weekdays, 9am-4pm
Weekends and Public Holidays 10am - 2pm
Christmas Day, CLOSED

Waihi Beach Library and Service Centre

​Friday 21 December, 8.30am - 11.30am​
Saturday 22 December, 9am - 12pm
​Monday 24 - Wednesday 26 December, CLOSED
​Tuesday 1 - Wednesday 2 January 2019, CLOSED
Summer Hours (27 December 2017 to 18 January 2018):
​​Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10am - 4pm​
Tuesday and Friday, 8.30am - 5pm​​​
​Saturday, 9am - 12pm​

Omokoroa Library and Service Centre

​Friday 21 December, 9am - 11.30am
​Saturday 22 December, 9.30am - 12pm
​Monday 24 December, 9am-3:30pm
​Tuesday 25 - Wednesday 26 December, CLOSED
Thursday 27 - Friday 28 December, 9am - 5pm
​Saturday 29 December, 9:30am - 12pm
​Monday 31 December, 9am-5pm
​Tuesday 1 - Wednesday 2 January 2019, 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 22 December and Saturday 29 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​


​Monday 24 - Wednesday 26 December, CLOSED
Thursday 27 December, 8am-5pm
​Friday 28 December, CLOSED
Saturday 29 December, 8am-4pm
​Sunday 30 - Wednesday 2 January 2019, CLOSED
Thursday 3 January, 8am-5pm
​Normal hours resume
Tuesdays and Thursday, 8am-5pm
Saturdays, 8am-4pm

Katikati Recycling Centre

Sunday 23 December, 9am - 12pm
​Monday 24 - Wednesday 26 December, CLOSED
Thursday 27 December, 9am-4pm
​Friday 28 December, CLOSED
​Saturday 29 December, 9 am-4pm
​Sunday 30 December, 9am-12pm
Monday 31 December - Wednesday 2 January, CLOSED
​Thursday 3 January, 9am-4pm
Normal hours resume​​
​Thursday, 9am - 4pm
​Saturday, 9am - 4pm
​Sunday, 9am - 12pm

Athenree Recycling Centre

​Sunday 23 December, 9am - 4pm​
Monday 24 - 26 December, CLOSED 
​Thursday 27 December, 9am - 4pm
Friday 28 December, CLOSED
Saturday 29 December, 9am - 4pm
Sunday 30 December, 9am- 4pm
Monday 31 December - Tuesday 1 January 2019, CLOSED
Wednesday 2 - Thursday 3 January, 9am-4pm
Friday 4 January, CLOSED
Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 January, 9am - 4pm
​Monday 7 - Wednesday 9 January, CLOSED
Thursday 10 January, 9am-4pm
Friday 11 January, CLOSED 
Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 January, 9am-4pm
​Monday 14 - Wednesday 16 January, CLOSED
Thursday 17 January, 9am-4pm
​Friday 18 January, CLOSED
​Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 January, 9am-4pm
Normal hours resume
​Thursdays 1pm-4pm
​Saturdays 9am-12pm
​Sundays 1pm-4pm

Omokoroa Greenwaste Drop-off 

Wednesday 26 December, CLOSED
​Thursday 27 December, 2pm-4pm
​Wednesday 2 January 2019, CLOSED
Thursday 3 January, 2pm-4pm
Normal hours resume on 5 January 2019
​Wednesdays 2pm-4pm
​Saturdays 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, 19 October 2018 through until Tuesday, 14 April 2019, with daily monitoring running from Friday, 21 December 2018 until Monday, 4 February 2019 (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 19 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.

Look before you leap

The waterways and coastal areas of the Western Bay are popular places to visit during summer – but it's a good idea to check out the quality of water before you jump in.

Keeping you in touch with the water quality of local estuaries, beaches, rivers and lakes is the job of Toi Te Ora Public Health.

If a recreational water site is significantly contaminated, Toi Te Ora will erect signs to warn where swimming is not advised due to the health risk.

Waterways are tested regularly for bacterial contamination from human or animal faeces, and for the bacteria which cause blue-green algae or algal blooms.

So when you're swimming or collecting shellfish this summer - look before you leap and make the most of our wonderful waterways.​

You will find current local health warnings at warnings

Visit Toi Te Ora Public Health's website​ and read their press release: Look Before You Leap and Enjoy our Waterways this Summer and keep everyone free from tummy bugs, sore throats and skin infections! ​​

Page reviewed: 10 Jan 2019 10:37am