Living in the Bay

The Bay of Plenty region is a great place to live with a diverse and rich history and culture, and a beautiful environment which we help our communities look after.

From beaches to mountains, islands, harbours, lakes and vibrant geothermal areas, the Bay of Plenty region has it all.

Our places

The Bay of Plenty is well known for its clear blue skies, white sand beaches, lush green forest park...

On the water

The Bay of Plenty is renowned for its beautiful harbours, lakes and rivers. These waterways are shar...

Getting around

Bay of Plenty Regional Council manages the regional Baybus bus network.

Get involved

We work with the community to protect our water, soils and our wildlife, and to manage or get rid of...

Waste and recycling

This search directory is a fast and easy way to find companies that can take or recycle waste materi...

Education

We support environmental learning in our region through a range of education programmes and resource...

Safe swimming areas

Each year we monitor more than 70 popular coastal, river and lake recreation sites from October to M...

Emergencies

Our Civil Defence Emergency Management ensures the safety of people and property by preventing, redu...