The Western Bay, stretching from Waihi Beach to Otamarakau.
Helping make our stunning district an even greater place.
Western Bay of Plenty customer services information.
Here you can find all our services listed from A-Z
Our Animal Services team is committed to promoting better care and control of dogs.
In the mood for a good read or relaxing audio visual entertainment? Look in on any of our libraries.
Enjoy the great outdoors of Western Bay by going out for leisurely walk or visit one of our parks.
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha o te rohe Mai i ngā Kuri a Whārei ki Ōtamarākau ki te uru, tēnei rā te mihi atu ki ā koutou, nō reira tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou tēnā koutou katoa.
To the diverse peoples of the Western Bay of Plenty District, many greetings to you all!
The Western Bay of Plenty District is rich in ethnic diversity due to its early settler history. In more recent times this diversity has flourished with the arrival of peoples from the Pacific, India, Asia and Africa who now proudly call Aotearoa home.The Council is committed to supporting these diverse communities through its Community Development Team. The Community Development team specialise in:
Community development planning
Building community capacity and capability
Strengthening community partnerships
Protecting, maintaining and enhancing the natural environment
Providing advice on resourcing and funding opportunities
Encouraging community participation in the delivery of services to communities in our District.
This work also involves collaboration with community agencies and groups to respond to the specific needs of our ethnic communities. These groups include:
Shakti Ethnic Women's Support Group - Central Region
Tauranga Regional Multicultural Council
Settlement Support NZ
The team also provides support to Citizenship Ceremonies the Council holds monthly, to acknowledge and welcome new citizens to the Western Bay of Plenty. For more information about becoming a citizen, please visit the Department of Internal Affairs website.