Your council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council's work guides and supports the sustainable development of the Bay of Plenty. We want to make sure our region grows and develops in a way that keeps its values safe for future generations.

A major focus of our work involves looking after the environment. We manage the effects of people's use of freshwater, land, air and coastal water. However, we also have a broader responsibility with others for the economic, social and cultural well-being of the regional community.

Thriving together - mō te taiao, mō ngā tāngata - for the environment, for the people.

Bay of Plenty staff tug of war.
E ngā manukura, e ngā tātarariki
O te rohe whānui
Tēnā koutou katoa

Mai i Ngā Kurī a Whārei ki Tihirau

Mai i Maketū ki tai mai o Taupō-nui-a-Tia

Ko te rohe kaunihera tēnei o Toi Moana

Kia toi te whenua, kia toi te moana, kia toi te taiao,
kia toi te tāngata


Lake Rotoma.
Greetings to all
Our people throughout
Our great region

From Maketū to just inland of Taupō

This is the local government area of

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Let the land remain, let the oceans and lakes remain, let the environment remain, let humankind remain

Council and region

Our vision of 'Thriving Together - mō te taiao, mō ngā tāngata' is about supporting our environment and our people to thrive. 

Meetings and agendas

Bay of Plenty Regional Council meets as a full council every six weeks, and also has core committees and joint committees to help it make decisions.


Here you'll find our public notices, media releases, newsletters and forthcoming elections details.

Plans and policies

We are responsible for developing plans and policies to help manage the region's resources.

Documents and publications

See our wide range of publications, including guidelines, reports, policy documents, pamphlets and information sheets.


The seven district councils in the Bay of Plenty collect and administer most rates on behalf of the Council. 

Working with iwi

Māori are key partners, stakeholders and members of our community. The Bay of Plenty has the largest number of iwi within any region in New Zealand.

Contact us

Find details for how to contact us - whether by email, phone or in person.


We follow the Principles of Government Procurement and Government Rules of Sourcing when planning, sourcing and managing procurement, as these set the standard for good practice.


We remain committed to serving our community during this challenging time, and recognise our role of helping everyone in our rohe to manage and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.