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Welcome to our communities page.  

Aerial photo looking towards the mount from Tauranga Citizenship Ceremonies
The Mayor's Office of Tauranga City hosts approximately twelve Citizenship Ceremonies each year. 
Our Communities

Community Directory
The Community Directory is available on the Citizens Advice Bureau website

Community Development people Community and Culture Committee

The Community and Culture Committee has been established to:

  • ensure that social and cultural diversity and heritage are recognised and celebrated
  • enable a socially inclusive, vibrant and happy city
  • ensure community assets and spaces can be enjoyed by everyone
  • ensure Council is meeting the changing needs of our communities.
Community Development Match Fund Community Development Match Fund
The Community Development Match Fund helps groups deliver initiatives that foster strong, innovative and vibrant communities, by contributing up to 50 per cent of the project costs up to $10,000
Shaking hands

Community Partnership
Council has close links with a number of community groups in Tauranga.

Disability Advisory Group Members Disability Advisory Group
The Disability Advisory Group works alongside Council in its efforts to make the city accessible to everyone.
Picture of a grandfather and granddaughter

Positive ageing
Tauranga City Council is committed to creating a city where people can age positively, and where elders are highly vauled and recognised as an integral part of the community. The age friendly city strategy was adopted by the Tauranga City Council on the 24th September 2013.

Homelessness image

Homelessness is a significant and complex issue that Council is very concerned about. Our current housing situation has led to an unprecedented number of homeless people in our city, including families and working couples. The reality is that ‘homelessness’ takes many forms, from those who are without any place to call home, to the ‘hidden homeless’ – people who might be staying in night shelters, boarding houses, or living in a car, garage or sleep out without electricity or water. 

'Our Community Project’ is a group of key stakeholders that has been formed to address this growing and concerning issue.

Migrant Awards Migrant Awards 
The awards recognise individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to migrants in a voluntary capacity, and highlight how volunteers help migrants actively participate in their new home country.
Project Tauranga logo Project Tauranga
The Project Tauranga is a relationship-based programme where the Council and city stakeholders work together collaboratively to get things done for the benefit of the community.

Safe City
Tauranga has formal designation as an International Safe Community under the World Health Organisation (WHO) Safe Communities programme. This is organised by the Safe Communities Foundation NZ.

Sustainable Steps Sustainable Living
Sustainable living is about living comfortably today without compromising the opportunities of our future generations.


Last Reviewed: 27/02/2017