Council has close links with a number of community groups in Tauranga. The list below sets out those partnerships and Council’s role in supporting them.
Relationship agreements/community contracts
- Creative Tauranga – Council provides funding to Creative Tauranga to assist in the delivery of arts and cultural development outcomes for the community. Creative Tauranga’s role is to promote and provide opportunities for people to benefit from their involvement with arts and culture. This includes helping to determine the direction of arts and culture in Tauranga, establishing community needs and priorities for arts and culture, actively promoting the needs and priorities of the arts and culture sector, awareness of what is happening in the arts and culture sector and provider of information relating to arts and culture.
More information on Creative Tauranga
- Sport Bay of Plenty – Council provides funding to Sport Bay of Plenty to assist in the delivery of sport and active recreation outcomes for the community. Sport Bay of Plenty's role is to promote and provide opportunities for people to benefit from involvement with physical activity, sport and active recreation. This includes helping to determine the direction of sport and active recreation in Tauranga, establishing community needs and priorities for sport and active recreation, actively promoting the needs and priorities of the sport and active recreation sector, awareness of what is happening in the sport and active recreation sector, provider of information relating to sport and active recreation and deliverer of programmes and activities that encourage participation in sport and active recreation.
More information on Sport BOP
- Citizens Advice Bureau – Council provides an annual funding contribution to CAB to assist them in delivery of their services to the community. This recognises the valuable contribution and role that CAB play in the provision of an information service to the community.
More information on the services that CAB provide
- Tauranga Foodbank – Council provides an annual funding contribution to Tauranga Foodbank to assist then in delivery of their services to the community. The role of the Foodbank is to support individuals and families in need through the provision of food parcels and encouraging them to seek support from the appropriate social service agencies, and work collaboratively with other social service agencies to ensure appropriate support is provided to families and individuals in need of their services. Tauranga Foodbank operates from Dive Crescent.
- Surf Lifesaving – Council has provided a funding contribution to various Surf Lifesaving organisations each summer since 1995. This assists Surf Lifesaving NZ to provide their Regional Lifeguard Service (professional guards) over the summer period. This ensures that the Mount Maunganui, Omanu and Papamoa beaches are patrolled Monday – Friday (10am – 6pm) during holiday periods as it is not possible to rely on volunteer guards at these times and provide the level of service required for safety.
Community advisory groups:
- Disability Advisory Group. The Disability Advisory Group works alongside Council to make the city accessible to everyone. The key focus of the group is to undertake an advocacy and monitoring role in relation to the implementation of the Tauranga City Disability Strategy. This will involve advising Council on the development and implementation of policies, projects, planning and service delivery which impact on the lives of disabled people.
- Elders Forum – The Elders Forum was established by the City Council to foster a relationship between Council and older citizens. The forum provides advice to Council in consultation with older people.
- Historic Village Advisory Group - The Historic Village Advisory Group provides advice and support to the management of the Historic Village on the delivery of the Historic Village Strategy
- Toxic Agrichemicals Advisory Group. The Toxic Agrichemical Advisory Forum is a group of interested and knowledgeable people who can assist the Strategy and Policy Committee in its determination of acceptable toxic agrichemicals and their circumstances of use.
Last Reviewed: 22/06/2016