Te Puke Community Conversation

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The engagement for the community conversation phase has now finished. Thank you for taking part! From sharing your story about what makes Western Bay special to you, to attending one of the community conversations and giving us your feedback. We're now going through all your opinions and ideas. And we'll check in with you later with the main themes of what you've told us and the next steps in regards to our 10-year plan for the District. Stay tuned!


Welcome to Te Puke's Community Conversation - we're excited you're here!

Here you can give feedback or comment on any community project or topic.

Simply enter your comments in the conversation below - it's that easy.

Your responses will show us what matters to you, what you want for your community's future and where you stand on projects and issues. These conversations are pivotal in creating the District's Long Term Plan 2018-2028. To stay in touch with this project use the sign up tool.

P.S - thank you to everyone who came to chat on Saturday, May 20. Your feedback is summarised on this site for you to see.


The engagement for the community conversation phase has now finished. Thank you for taking part! From sharing your story about what makes Western Bay special to you, to attending one of the community conversations and giving us your feedback. We're now going through all your opinions and ideas. And we'll check in with you later with the main themes of what you've told us and the next steps in regards to our 10-year plan for the District. Stay tuned!


Welcome to Te Puke's Community Conversation - we're excited you're here!

Here you can give feedback or comment on any community project or topic.

Simply enter your comments in the conversation below - it's that easy.

Your responses will show us what matters to you, what you want for your community's future and where you stand on projects and issues. These conversations are pivotal in creating the District's Long Term Plan 2018-2028. To stay in touch with this project use the sign up tool.

P.S - thank you to everyone who came to chat on Saturday, May 20. Your feedback is summarised on this site for you to see.


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Me again, in relation to the biking - is there any plans to create a safe passage along the old highway through town i.e. from one end of Te Puke to the other, so that people can just bike to the shops? Thanks for your answer re the TEL cycleway - it's a great track and it will be good to see that dangerous jump-off-your-bike-and-walk-around-the tracks-and-highway spot at Paengaroa included.

    Rachael Hopkins asked over 2 years ago

    Hi Rachael, thanks for your question. At present there are no plans to have a cycle lane going along Te Puke Highway through town – say No1 Rd to Te Puke Quarry Rd. 

    If enough demand exists it could be investigated to see if there was sufficient space on the road shoulder to accommodate a defined cycle lane in each direction. 

    At this stage we would prefer to wait until the road upgrade is fully complete and motorists have adjusted to the new layout and the two new roundabouts.

    If you have any thoughts about a safe route through town please let us know!


  • I'm not being passive aggressive, I'd genuinely like to know why you seem to be promoting Te Puke as a good place to cycle? In my experience it's dangerous and scary. Do you have a big cycle track/cycle lane plan up your sleeve? I'd love to be able to bike from quarry rd to No 1 rd with my child, without having to ride on the footpath. Or even be able to bike to Papamoa - that would be amazing. But unfortunately recreational biking (sans lycra) and kiwifruit trucks do not mix.

    Rachael Hopkins asked over 2 years ago

    Hi Rachael, thanks for your question. Council is developing cycleways throughout the District.  The focus in the wider Te Puke area is the completion of the cycleway from the TEL cycleway to Paengaroa, and from Maketu along Maketu Rd to Kaituna Rd. The TEL cycleway is expected to join into Papamoa in the next two years as development proceeds in Papamoa. Future cycleways to be developed are from Kiwi 360 to Te Puke and potentially from Lake Rotoiti to Paengaroa. Unfortunately we have currently been unable to secure an off road route direct from Te Puke to Papamoa. The future route will be via Maketu Rd and the TEL cycleway.

  • Hi.I'm thinking we should accommodate all the workers that flock here for the season. Especially the ones in vans that usually have no where to stay because everywhere is booked out.they usually park up in the carparks or rugby fields.could we build 'pay as you use' ablution blocks that shouldn't get vandled by the locals because of the fact you have to pay to open the door.nice hot showers is all they really need.it know there's pros and cons but I think we could make it work well.its the future of te puke. We've survived psa. ..so kiwifruit is our future so we always will need workers.cheers for reading

    gmclouston asked over 2 years ago

    Thanks for your feedback! We're actually working with the kiwifruit sector at the moment to workshop and find solutions for this very issue. So watch this space!