Filming HereFilming Permits


Learn about obtaining a film permit for the Bay of Plenty.

Film Bay of Plenty is not-for-profit trust representing the Bay of Plenty which includes the districts Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Whakatane, Kawerau, Opotiki and Taupo.

It’s important that you liaise with the correct authority to obtain permission to film on land, rail or roads managed by councils, DOC or local iwi (local indigenous Māori tribes)

Councils

Film Bay of Plenty has long standing partnerships with our local councils to help productions easily navigate the permitting process. The Bay of Plenty consists of seven district and city councils, as well as the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

TAURANGA CITY COUNCIL

Tauranga City Council, 91 Willow St, Tauranga
Phone +64 7 577 7000
Email: eventbookings@tauranga.govt.nz

WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY DISTRICT COUNCIL

Western Bay of Plenty District Council, 1484 Cameron Rd, Tauranga
Phone:
+64 7 571 8008
Email:
reservebooking@westernbay.govt.nz

ROTORUA LAKES COUNCIL

Rotorua Lakes Council, 1061 Haupapa St, Rotorua
Phone:
+64 7 351 7684
Email:
Simon.Alefosio-Tuck@rotorualc.nz

WHAKATANE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Whakatāne District Council, 14 Commerce St, Whakatāne
Phone +64 7 306 0500
Email: Nicola.Burgess@Whakatāne.govt.nz

OPOTIKI DISTRICT COUNCIL

Ōpōtiki District Council, 108 St John St, Ōpōtiki
Phone +64 7 315 3030
Email: GerardM@odc.govt.nz

KAWERAU DISTRICT COUNCIL

Kawerau District Council, Ranfurly Ct, Kawerau 3127
Phone +64 7 306 9009
Email: Lee.Barton@kaweraudc.govt.nz

TAUPO DISTRICT COUNCIL

Taupō District Council, The Hub, Level 1, 32 Roberts Street, Taupō
Phone: +64 7 376 0899
Email: info@taupo.govt.nz

BAY OF PLENTY REGIONAL COUNCIL

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, PO Box 364, Whakatāne 3158
Phone +64 7 922 3390
Email: info@boprc.govt.nz

Government Departments

To film anything for commercial purposes on public conservation land you must have a concession from the Department of Conservation (DOC). They offer a free pre-application meeting and help with contacting the local iwi.

DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION (DOC)

Department of Conservation (DOC)
Email: permissions@doc.govt.nz

The regional office contact details are

Rotorua DOC Office

99 Sala Street Rotorua 3010
Phone: +64 7 349 7400
Email: rotorua@doc.govt.nz

Whakatāne DOC Offfice:

1/100 Valley Road Whakatāne
Phone: +64 7 307 2770
Email: Ōpōtiki@doc.govt.nz

Tauranga DOC Office

253 Chadwick Road West
Greerton West Tauranga 3112
Phone: +64 7 578 7677
Email: taurangainfo@doc.govt.nz

Taupō DOC Office

37 Motutaiko Street Taupō 3330
Phone: +64 7 376 0072
Email: Taupō@doc.govt.nz

Iwi

Māori are key partners, stakeholders and members of our community. The Bay of Plenty has the largest number of iwi within any region in New Zealand. Iwi/hapū/whānau must be consulted in conjunction with the Department of Conservation where their land is involved and whether filming will affect their cultural values.

Talk to us so we can help direct you to the correct Iwi/hapū/whānau.