This section covers all the key local services in and around Tauranga. Need to find bus times? You'll find information in our BayHopper Bus Section. Library opening hours? See our Tauranga Public Library page. Hundreds of people each week use these pages to find local community information. We hope you find these pages useful! For information on Tauranga itself, you can also learn more about the area in our About Tauranga section.
We aim to keep all information as up to date as possible. However if you discover an error or something that needs to be updated please let us know.
Councils, Department of Conservation, etc:
Department of Conservation (DoC) 253 Chadwick Road West, Greerton, tel 578-7677 or 0800-268-600, www.doc.govt.nz Provides information on walking tracks, forest park access, scenic and island reserves, and offers all sorts of brochures, maps, permits hut passes and conservation information. Really useful website.
Tauranga City Council Willow Street, Tauranga, tel 577-7000, www.tauranga.govt.nz Offers advice and publications on Tauranga’s parks, cycle- and walkways, swimming pools, libraries and other resources & services. Plenty of useful information downloadable from their website.
Western Bay District Council Barkes Corner, Greerton, tel 571-8008, www.wbopdc.govt.nz Looks after the whole region beyond urban Tauranga, including Waihi Beach, Katikati, Kaimai, Te Puke and Maketu.
Environment Bay of Plenty 6 Rata Street, Mount Maunganui, tel 0800-ENV-BOP (368-267), www.ebop.govt.nz The region’s environmental watchdog responsible for air quality, pollution control, plant and animal pest controls, etc. The HQ is in Whakatane, but there’s a local offce in Mount Maunganui. The website is a mine of local environmental information.