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Information about film permitting in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

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We have 8 different Councils in the Bay of Plenty.  

The City and District Councils provide permits for traffic control, building consents, parking and filming in public spaces in each area.  The Department of Conservation also provides film permits for the conservation land in the region.  

There are also a number of indigenous (iwi) organisations who own land, some of whom have their own permitting process.  The City and District Councils are the best point of contact to find out who the land-owner is for the location(s) you are looking to film here in the Bay.  

If you are unsure which Council you need to be speaking with, feel free to contact Anton on 027 437 6377 or email

Below is information about the areas these authorities cover, and the best point of contact from each organisation.

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Tauranga City Council

City Events Team


Office: 91 Willow St, Tauranga 

Postal: Private Bag 12022, Tauranga 3143 

Phone: (07) 577 7000

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Western Bay of Plenty District Council


Office: 1484 Cameron Road, Tauranga 

Postal: Private Bag 12803, Tauranga 3143 

Phone: (07) 571 8008 or 0800 926 732

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Whakatāne District Council 

Nicola Burgess - Events and Tourism Advisor


Office: 14 Commerce St, Whakatāne 

Postal: Private Bag 1002, Whakatāne 3158 

Phone: (07) 306 0500

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Ōpōtiki District Council 

Gerard McCormack - Planning & Regulatory Manager


Office: 108 St John St, Ōpōtiki  

Postal: PO Box 44, Ōpōtiki  3162 

Phone: (07) 315 3030

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Rotorua Lakes Council

Simon Alefosio-Tuck - Recreation Planner/Advisor - Sport, Recreation & Environment


Office: 1061 Haupapa St, Rotorua 

Postal: Private Bag 3029, Rotorua Mail Centre, Rotorua 3046 

Phone: (07) 351 7684

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Destination Great Lake Taupō

Damian Coutts - General Manager

Office: The Hub, Level 1, 32 Roberts Street, Taupō

Postal: PO Box 149, Taupō 3351

Phone: (07) 376 0899

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Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Reserve Management (for filming in regional parks) - Courtney Bell

Consents and compliance - Duty Consents Officer

Office: 87 First Avenue, Tauranga

Postal: PO Box 364, Whakatāne 3158

Phone:  0800 884 880 

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