Mā te kotahitanga o Toi Moana me ngā mātātahi, ka ora ai a taiao me ngā
hua kai roto i a ia, hei taonga tuku iho mo ngā reanga e whai ake nei.

Through unity of Toi Moana and rangatahi, the guardianship of our environment
and the people will thrive and live on for generations to come.

youth engagement plan

Getting young people involved in decision making and action

Youth engagement plan

Our Youth Engagement Plan has been developed with over 500 rangatahi in the Bay of Plenty Region.

The focus areas are: Kaitiakitanga, Whanaugatanga, Kotahitanga and Manaakitanga

What's happening?

Walk the trails at Pāpāmoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park.

Regional parks

Papamoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park

Learn what is happening in rivers, groundwater and lakes.

Maps and data

Environmental data

Keep an eye on safe swimming areas – tell your friends.

Living in the Bay

Safe swimming areas

Freshwater Show & Tell with schools

Our staff recently visited two schools (Nukuhou North and Allandale in Whakatāne) and set up some interactive displays with some live freshwater fish and stream invertebrates to assist the students with their current learnings.

Nukuhou North School have been studying freshwater fish and stream health with their local environment and Allandale School were holding their annual Science Fair, so we were invited to participate in that. The kids were very curious and engaged and loved the live displays and hands on learning.


What can I do?


Present to Council

Council holds meetings on a 'six-weekly' basis. Members of the public may request to speak during the public forum which is available at the beginning of the meeting.



Summer Assistant programme

Each year our Summer Assistants have an important role - supporting our teams and completing significant pieces of work throughout the Bay of Plenty.

Careers with us

Summer Experience Programme

Take the bus

Public transport is a critical component for transporting and contributing to a thriving region and we are committed to delivering this vision for the Bay of Plenty.

Getting around

Public transport


Bring your passion to the cause

Share your own experiences, volunteer your time and provide local knowledge and connections!

Volunteers do some of the most crucial work across our region. Find out where you can be involved. 

Living in the Bay



Have your say

There are ways to contribute to decision making. Keep an eye out for opportunities to share your thoughts on projects and changes that are happening in our region.

You can also sign up to our engagement-focused e-newsletter.

Have your say

Participate BOPRC

Find more about some of the jobs we do at Toi Moana

Make a career of it

Keep an eye out on career opportunities – This could be YOU!

Check out more about what it may mean to work at Toi Moana and see if there is a job for you!  Keep an eye out for the recruitment phase of the Toi Moana Summer Experience Programme.  A fantastic opportunity to work with the team over the summer. This could be just what you are looking for.

Youth Spaces around the Rohe

We work with other councils, agencies, and the communities across the region. Keep an eye out for the latest initiatives, projects and events.

  • Envirohub is a cool place to learn and take action for a more sustainable future.
  • Priority One Tauranga Moana is the Western Bay of Plenty region’s economic development organisation. They have a cool space for young people to help develop skills and talent for the future by providing students information, pathways and leadership opportunities.
  • Bay Conservation Alliance has a Tauira Mahi programme. Explore some great nature and environmental education resources.

Stay informed

Keep up to date with the work we’re doing and know when you can get involved by following our channels, or if you have questions or want to learn more about a project you can also email our Community Engagement Team.