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WBOPDC Summer information 2019/20

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WBOPDC Summer information 2019/20

Summer information 2019/20

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Here you’ll find all the information you need to know about our services over the 2019/20 summer period!

Library and Service Centre opening hours

Barkes Corner Head Office

Tuesday 24 December, 8am – 12pmWednesday 25 December, CLOSED
Thursday 26 December, CLOSED
Friday 27 December, 8am-5pm
Monday 30 December, 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 31 December, 8am-5pm
Wednesday 1 January, CLOSEDThursday 2 January, CLOSED
Friday 3 January, 8am – 5pmNormal hours resume

Te Puke Library and Service Centre

Tuesday 24 December, 8am – 11.30amWednesday 25 December, CLOSED
Thursday 26 December, CLOSED
Friday 27 December, 8am – 5pm
Saturday 28 December, 9am – 12pm
Sunday 29 December, CLOSED
Monday 30 December, 8am – 5pmTuesday 31 December, 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 1 January, CLOSED
Thursday 2 January, CLOSED
Friday 3 January, 8am – 5pm
Saturday 4 January, 9am – 12pm
Normal hours resume

The Centre – Patuki Manawa, Katikati

Tuesday 24 December, 8am – 11.30amWednesday 25 December, CLOSED
Thursday 26 December, CLOSED
Friday 27 December, 8am – 5pm
Saturday 28 December, 9am – 12pm
Sunday 29 December, CLOSED
Monday 30 December, 8am – 5pmTuesday 31 December, 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 1 January, CLOSED
Thursday 2 January, CLOSED
Friday 3 January, 8am – 5pm
Normal hours resume

Waihi Beach Library and Service Centre

Tuesday 24 December, 8.30am – 11.30amWednesday 25 December, CLOSED
Thursday 26 December, CLOSED
Friday 27 December, 8.30am – 5pm
Saturday 28 December, 9am – 12pm
Sunday 29 December, CLOSED
Monday 30 December, 10am – 5pmTuesday 31 December, 8.30am – 5pm
Wednesday 1 January, CLOSED
Thursday 2 January, CLOSED
Friday 3 January, 8.30am – 5pm
Saturday 4 January, 9am – 12pm
Sunday 5 January, CLOSEDMonday 6 January, 10am – 4pm
Tuesday 7 January, 8.30am – 5pmWednesday 8 January, 10am – 4pm
Thursday 9 January, 10am – 4pmFriday 10 January, 8.30am – 5pm
Normal hours resume

Omokoroa Library and Service Centre

Tuesday 24 December, 9am – 11.30amWednesday 25 December, CLOSED
Thursday 26 December, CLOSED
Friday 27 December, 9am – 5pm
Saturday 28 December, 9.30am – 12pm
Sunday 29 December, CLOSED
Monday 30 December, 9am – 5pmTuesday 31 December, 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 1 January, CLOSED
Thursday 2 January, CLOSED
Friday 3 January, 9am – 5pm
Normal hours resume

Kerbside Rubbish and Recycling Collection

There will be no kerbside collections on Christmas Day and New Years Day. These days both fall on the normal kerbside collection for Omokoroa, Te Puna, Minden and Kaimai. If you live in these areas, please put you rubbish bin or green bag out on the following Saturdays (28 December and 4 January) instead. All other collection days around the District remain as normal. For more info, see the Waste Management website.

Approved EGB rubbish bags will be accepted at our Athenree Recycling Centre (Waihi Beach) if you miss the kerbside rubbish collection over this period only.

Please contact your bin provider if you have any further questions.

Recycling & Greenwaste Drop-off Centres

Te Puke Recycling Centre

Tuesday 24 December, 8am – 5pmWednesday 25 December, CLOSED
Thursday 26 December, CLOSED
Friday 27 December, CLOSED
Saturday 28 December, 8am – 4pm
Sunday 29 December, CLOSED
Monday 30 December, CLOSEDTuesday 31 December, 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 1 January, CLOSED
Thursday 2 January, CLOSED
Normal hours resume

Katikati Recycling Centre

Tuesday 24 December, 9am – 12pmWednesday 25 December, CLOSED
Thursday 26 December, CLOSED
Friday 27 December, CLOSED
Saturday 28 December, 9am – 4pm
Sunday 29 December, 9am – 4pm
Monday 30 December, CLOSEDTuesday 31 December, CLOSED
Wednesday 1 January, CLOSED
Thursday 2 January, 9am – 4pm
Friday 3 January, CLOSEDSaturday 4 January, 9am – 4pm
Sunday 5 January, 9am – 4pmMonday 6 January, CLOSED
Tuesday 7 January, CLOSEDWednesday 8 January, CLOSED
Thursday 9 January, 9am – 4pmFriday 10 January, CLOSED
Normal hours resume

Athenree Recycling Centre

Tuesday 24 December, 1pm – 4pmWednesday 25 December, CLOSED
Thursday 26 December, CLOSED
Friday 27 December, CLOSED
Saturday 28 December, 9am – 4pm
Sunday 29 December, 9am – 4pm
Monday 30 December, CLOSEDTuesday 31 December, CLOSED
Wednesday 1 January, CLOSED
Thursday 2 January, 9am – 4pm
Friday 3 January, CLOSEDSaturday 4 January, 9am – 4pm
Sunday 5 January, 9am – 4pmMonday 6 January, CLOSED
Tuesday 7 January, CLOSEDWednesday 8 January, CLOSED
Thursday 9 January, 9am – 4pmFriday 10 January, CLOSED
Saturday 11 January, 9am – 4pmSunday 12 January, 9am – 4pm
Monday 13 January, CLOSEDTuesday 14 January, CLOSED
Wednesday 15 January, CLOSEDThursday 16 January, 9am – 4pm
Friday 17 January, CLOSEDSaturday 18 January, 9am – 4pm
Sunday 19 January, 9am – 4pmMonday 20 January, CLOSED
Tuesday 21 January, CLOSEDWednesday 22 January, CLOSED
Thursday 23 January, 1pm – 4pmFriday 24 January, CLOSED
Saturday 25 January, 9am – 12pmSunday 26 January, 1pm – 4pm
Monday 27 January, 10am – 4pmNormal hours resume

Omokoroa Greenwaste Drop Off Centre

Wednesday 25 December, CLOSED
Saturday 28 December, 2pm – 4pm
Wednesday 1 January, CLOSED
Saturday 4 January, 2pm – 4pm
Normal hours resume

Freedom Camping

Western Bay of Plenty has some lovely beaches and camping spots, but campers need to be aware that not all areas of the District can be camped on. Restrictions apply under Council’s Freedom Camping Bylaw, and we ensure that campers are complying in two ways:

  1. Response to complaints from residents and members of the public throughout the District:
    Council contractors respond to all freedom camping complaints made to our contact centre (complaints can be made any time day or night). The best time to make a complaint is in the evening or early morning when it is clear the vehicle occupants are preparing to, or already have camped overnight.
  2. Seasonal monitoring/patrolling Waihi Beach, Te Puke, Paengaroa, Maketu, Pukehina, Te Puna, Omokoroa and Tuapiro Point:
    Council contractors patrol all reserves in the Waihi Beach area and reserves in Te Puke, Paengaroa, Maketu, Pukehina, Te Puna, Omokoroa and Tuapiro Point where freedom camping restrictions apply. These patrols are done nightly and in the early morning.
    Weekend monitoring commences from Labour Weekend, with daily monitoring running from Friday 20 December 2019 until Friday 7 February 2020. Weekend monitoring then commences through to the end of Easter weekend.

Visit our freedom camping webpage for more information and maps on where freedom camping is allowed,

Dog Control

Here are a few quick key points to keep in mind when walking your pooch this summer:

  • There are ‘on-leash’ restrictions in the main town centre areas of Te Puke, Katikati and Waihi Beach
  • In Waihi Beach, dogs are prohibited on all parts of the main beach during summer (from Friday 20 December to Friday 7 February) between 9am – 7pm. Outside of these times you can exercise your dog on the beach. Your dog can be exercised at any time in the area of Bowentown Beach (roughly the beach area between Albacore Ave and Plom Road). You must carry a leash, and keep your dog under control
  • Dogs are prohibited at Island View Reserve from October to March due to birds nesting in this area
  • Please take a plastic bag with you when walking your dog to clean up its business. Poo bag dispensers are located at a number walkways around the District.

Visit our Dog Control Bylaw webpage to make sure you know all the rules!

Visit our dog walking areas webpage for maps and walking areas.

Alcohol Bans

Please remember that there are year round 24/7 alcohol bans in Waihi Beach, Katikati and Te Puke. You can read our Alcohol Control Bylaw and see ban areas here.

Recreational Water Quality

The waterways and coastal areas of the Western Bay are popular places to visit during summer – but it’s a good idea to check out the quality of water before you jump in.

Keeping you up to date with the water quality of local estuaries, beaches, rivers and lakes is the job of Toi Te Ora Public Health.

If a recreational water site is significantly contaminated, Toi Te Ora will erect signs to warn where swimming is not advised due to the health risk.

Waterways are tested regularly for bacterial contamination from human or animal faeces, and for the bacteria which cause blue-green algae or algal blooms.

So when you’re swimming or collecting shellfish this summer – look before you leap and make the most of our wonderful waterways.

You will find current local health warnings at www.toiteora.govt.nz/health warnings

Fire Permits

Rural fire within the Western Bay of Plenty is managed by Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ).

Lighting a fire? For more information and to apply for a permit, please complete the online application at firepermit.nz.