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

At Bay of Plenty Regional Council we are focused on our four community outcomes: A healthy environment, freshwater for life, safe and resilient communities and a vibrant region. 

We work with partners and stakeholders across the region, including local and Central Government, Māori, volunteer groups and the private sector.  

Youth Jam

Who we are

Bay of Plenty Regional Council's work guides and supports the sustainable development of the Bay of Plenty.

BOPRC boat in Whakatane Harbour

What we do

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council guides and supports the region's sustainable development.

BOPRC meeting

Your councillors

There are 14 councillors, with 11 of these councillors elected from four general constituencies.



Find out about the various BOPRC committees.

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Maori constituencies

At Toi Moana we are proud to have helped pave a way for strengthened Māori representation in local government in Aotearoa. We were the first local government organisation to introduce Maori constituencies in 2004.

Tauranga at dusk

About the region

The Bay of Plenty region is on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is home to an estimated 307,000 people as at June 30th, 2018.

Mt Maunganui containers

Economic development

The regional economic development activity provides leadership, facilitation and support across the region for economic development.

Port Tauranga regional development

Regional development

Our regional development work involves collaborating with Māori and a variety of community stakeholders to develop initiatives to improve the Bay of Plenty region - socially, culturally, economically and environmentally.


Final results are now available.

Council-Controlled organisations

CCOs are organisations in which the council has the responsibility to appoint at least 50 per cent of the board of directors or trustees.

Logos of BOP councils

Your district and city council services

We work with seven different district and city councils: Tauranga City, Western Bay of Plenty District, Rotorua District, Whakatāne District, Kawerau District, Ōpōtiki District and Taupo District.