Feb 07
Are you wanting to fly a drone in our District? Find out more here.

Western Bay of Plenty District Council permits the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) – commonly known as drones – on Council-owned land. There are however strict conditions on the use of RPAS. They can be flown provided all Civil Aviation Authority Part 101 regulations are obeyed and that operation of the aircraft does […]

Jul 12
Te Puke Physiotherapy

Today we are featuring Te Puke Physiotherapy. Neil Barback has owned the business for 10 years and he and 2 other physiotherapists work with a broad range of people – sports, the elderly, post operative clients and businesses in rehabilitation, acupuncture and work programmes. Neil and his team are highly regarded and support #letskeepitlocaltepuke

Jul 11
TCSC Creative Group

Today we are featuring TCSC Creative Group aka TCSC Entertainment Group They are a Bay of Plenty based arts organisation owned and operated by youth and have established an office in Te Puke operating from the Te Puke War Memorial Hall. GM Ciaran McGettigan and Sam Tomaszyk came for a photo to support #letskeepitlocaltepuke and a brief interview on their work […]

Jul 10
Christmas Magic Makers

Say hi to Angela from Christmas Magic Makers. Angela loves making memories and magic experiences for children – what a gem to have in our community. The snow cave in her shop is a fun interactive and animated display children and adults will love and only $2 entry. Angela has amazing ideas to do more and […]

Jul 10
Nulook Te Puke

Today we are featuring NULOOK TE PUKE  Located at 210 Jellicoe St, Lloyd Dunstan has owned the business for 15 years. They manufacture the full range of Nulook windows and doors, Amplimesh security and insect screens and Winterglaze retrofit double glazing. They service the Te Puke region and have an excellent reputation. Lloyd and Graham representing the […]

Jul 09
Western Bay Hire

Today we are featuring Western Bay Hire Located at 265 Jellicoe St, they have a broad range of equipment for hire for DIY, construction and general uses including portaloos. Glenn Kuttel has owned the business for the last 3 years. He and his team of Maverick, Blaze and Grant cover all the bases and […]

Jul 08
International visitors at the Kiwifruit Slices

Aron Didek from the Czech Republic and Ivona Puskaric from Croatia are working in the Kiwifruit Industry and sharing news of Te Puke to their friends and family around the world. Nice to see the slices helping to share our incredible story around the globe. 

Jul 07
Natural Therapies

Say hi to Don! There’s a story behind Don’s business Natural Therapies (opposite BP). In his 20’s Don was a hard-working sharemilker with aspirations to buy a farm. In his own words, he was eating too much meat, drinking and smoking and he fell terribly ill at 27 with ‘psoriatic seronegative aggressive polyarthritis’ – meaning, he was […]

Jul 07
Waipuna Hospice Charity Shop – Te Puke

Today we are featuring Waipuna Hospice Charity Shop – Te Puke. Manager Catherine Sipson braved the rain to come for a pic and to show support for #letskeepitlocaltepuke The shop has until recently been operating Monday-Friday. They recently began opening on Saturday’s and Catherine would like to open Sunday’s if she can find more volunteers. If you are […]

Jul 06
100% Phil Booth Jaycar & Beds

Say hi to Matt, Matt works at 100% Phil Booth Jaycar & Beds. He loves Te Puke because it’s home. Matt sends a bit high 5 over to Mitre10 Te Puke for their fab service. Matt wants to know what you prefer in a washing machine: Top Loader or Front Loader? #knowyourneighbour #loveyourlocal

Jul 04
Te Puke Roast

Today we are featuring Te Puke Roast located at 30 Jellicoe St. Jian Xu has owned the business for the last two years. He came to NZ 16 years ago from Liao Ning in the North East of China. Jian is committed to Fresh food, Cleanliness and Excellent customer service. The shop is open Tuesday […]

Jul 03
Say hi to Fred!

Born and raised here in Te Puke, he loves to entertain and relies on the community for support outside of ‘Allsortz’. He loves his whānau and all the community has to offer. Next time you’re downtown don’t forget to say hi, and share a koha. 💚☕️ Fred would like to know what song he should play […]

Jul 02
Shaun Hurst Machinery & Equipment

Today we are featuring Shaun Hurst Machinery & Equipment. Shaun was raised in Pongakawa and educated at Pongakawa School and Te Puke High School. He had a very successful career in the Construction, Agricultural and Transport Equipment Industries with many senior corporate positions. Over the last few years he has built an excellent clientele who work […]

Jul 01
Brett Ashworth Property Brokers Real Estate

Today we are featuring Brett Ashworth Property Brokers Real Estate. Brett works from the Farmlands Cooperative Society Limited office in Te Puke. Property Brokers and Farmlands have a strategic partnership. Brett has lived and worked in and around the Te Puke region for the last 30 years. His focus is on rural real estate and he is contactable on […]

Jun 30
Artisan Carpentry

Today we are featuring Artisan Carpentry. They are a family run joinery business specialising in solid timber joinery and cabinetry. Charles de Lapomarede is a Master Joiner. He has twice been awarded the NZ Master Joiner Supreme Award for excellence in joinery and craftsmanship – the only person in NZ to have won this award twice. […]

Jun 29
Say hi to Marge from Giftrapt Te Puke

Marge loves the friendly atmosphere and enthusiasm of the people in Te Puke. She’d love to send a shout out to Joy Sushi, a healthy yummy lunch option that is handy to her business. Marge would like to know – do you prefer Christmas or your birthday? (Difficult question!!!) #knowyourneighbour #loveyourlocal

Jun 29
Barbz Hairdressing Ltd

Today we are featuring Barbz Hairdressing Ltd Barb Oldeman has been in business for 23 years and remarkably her current staff are local ladies who have been with her for the same length of time. Barb was born in Te Puke and educated at Fairhaven School and Te Puke High School. She began her apprenticeship with June […]

Jun 26
Family Choice Supermarket

Today we are featuring Family Choice Supermarket. Located on Jellicoe St next to the Te Puke War Memorial Hall they specialise in food products for the Pacific Islands and Indian communities. Manager Jagjeet Singh is a very friendly man and is keen to grow his business. He supports #letskeepitlocaltepuke

Jun 25
Say hi to Nellie from the Te Puke Hotel

Just like the old TV show ‘Cheers’ Nellie loves all the familiar faces in town. She sends a big shout out to the Salvation Army Te Puke Family Store where she loves to hunt for the treasures. So – let her know, is it draught or lager for you? #knowyourneighbour #loveyourlocal

Jun 25
Bay of Plenty Cricket

Today we are featuring Bay of Plenty Cricket. Tai Bridgman-Raison, Rebecca Yee and Scott Steward work from the BOP Cricket office in Commerce Lane in Te Puke. Tai is the Pathway Manager and lives locally. Rebecca is the Women’s Cricket Officer and Scott the Development Manager. Tai, Rebecca and Scott are all accomplished cricketers in their own […]

Jun 24
Trudy & Kevin Rowe from Ceramico Designer Tiles

Trudy & Kevin Rowe from Ceramico Designer Tiles have a combined 30 plus years of experience in building products and interior design. Their spacious showroom boasts an impressive selection of tiles. There really is something for every taste. With a friendly informal approach and such a vast knowledge base they attract loyal clientele from far […]

Jun 23
Hillside Fencing LTD

Today we are featuring Paora McAllister and Hillside Fencing LTD. Paora lives in Te Puke and specialises in Farm fencing, Post and Rail, Wire fencing, Retaining walls, Picket fences, Fence repairs and General tractor and wire work. He has extensive experience and is keen to grow his business. You can contact Paora on 027 220 6809 or 027 […]

Jun 22
Say hi to Meadow! She works at Subway Te Puke

She loves her home Te Puke and sends a shout out to her families business Aim Spray Painters. She wants to know – is it fresh bread or toasted for you? #knowyourneighbour #loveyourlocal

Jun 22
100% Phil Booth

Phil and Matt from 100% Phil Booth have a vast knowledge in anything and everything to do with home appliances and electronics and more recently they’ve added beds and musical instruments to their mix! Phil was born in Te Puke and has based most of his business life in and around the area. He is […]

Jun 21
John and Margaret Scrimgeour

Have been here keeping it local for 40 years. In that time they’ve raised three children who were all educated in Te Puke and now live in various locations around the world with their own children. They have a 100ha forest, a dairy farm and a kiwifruit orchard and in his spare time John happens […]

Jun 20
Countrywide Real Estate Te Puke

 Today we are featuring Countrywide Real Estate Te Puke. Julie Coombes and Jenny Ditchfield have selling real estate in Te Puke for over 30 years. First at Elders Real Estate which was then bought out by Century 21 Real Estate, which is now Countrywide Real Estate. Tanya Rohloff joined their team in 2015 as their P.A. and she […]

Jun 19
Te Puke War Memorial Hall

This morning we are featuring the Te Puke War Memorial Hall. Located at 130 Jellicoe St, facilities include a large auditorium suitable for weddings, funerals, indoor sports and large public meetings. Adjoining rooms – The Settlers Lounge and Pioneer Room, are ideal for training rooms, public gatherings, meetings & health and well being activities. The Board […]

Jun 18
Say hi to Jenny!

Jenny wears many hats – working in the office of Hon Todd McClay and Hon Anne Tolley, she is also a JP and is heavily involved with Squash Te Puke. Jenny loves the Te Puke Village as it feels to her like one big family. She’d like to send a shout out to Pete and his […]

Jun 18
Royce’s Mobile RVs

This morning we are featuring Royce’s Mobile RVs. Based at Pukehina Beach, Royce Marsden specialises in Motorhome and Recreational Vehicle repairs, maintenance and installations. Royce has worked in this industry for 15 years and established his Pukehina base earlier in 2020. His customers extend throughout the central North Island. He can be contacted at 021 157 […]

Jun 17
Say hi to Georgette, the new owner at Lady George (previously Xcettera)

Georgette loves the supportive community here in Te Puke and would like to send a shout out to Subway New Zealand for the yummy lunches. She’d like to know – Do you prefer relish, sauce or chutney? and what’s your fav flavour? #knowyourneighbour #loveyourlocal

Jun 17
Kiwi Produce Ltd

This morning we are featuring Kiwi Produce Ltd Located at 418 Old Coach Road between Paengaroa and Pongakawa they specialise in packing and pre-packing a large variety of fresh produce for retailers in NZ and for export including kiwifruit, kiwiberries, dried kiwifruit, avocados and citrus. Geoff Oliver stopped by for a photo at the Kiwifruit Slices to […]

Jun 16
Te Puke Truffles

This morning we are featuring Te Puke Truffles  They and their B&B – 2B Truffle Cottage are located in Paengaroa. Their truffle trees were planted in 2008 and are now in full production. You can purchase in June and July or join a truffle hunt. They are now supplying chefs nationwide. Colin and Maureen Binns […]

Jun 15
Say hi to Monique

Say hi to Monique from E Sensual Beauty Monique loves the people, the parks and how the town is developing. It’s a great place to raise the kids. She sends a big shout out to Jo at Subway New Zealand for the delish 6″ and footlongs. She’d like to know do you prefer a massage or a facial? […]

Jun 15
Trevelyan’s Pack and Cool Ltd

This morning we are featuring Trevelyan’s Pack and Cool Ltd. A well known and highly regarded family owned business. Established in 1971 they are the largest single site kiwifruit packing operation in NZ. They provide quality growing, picking, packing, cool storage and technical support for the kiwifruit and avocado industries. They are a major employer in […]

Jun 12
Say hi to Trudy and Kevin from Ceramico Designer Tiles

The tiles in their studio are some of the best I have ever seen. They love that many of their customers have become their friends and would like to send a shout out to Te Puke Florist for their dedication to exceptional floral work for the Te Puke community. They would like to know what you’d renovate […]

Sep 09
The Trading Post Country Bistro & Pizzeria

 Now it is time to properly introduce ourselves as we have a lots of questions about who we are. Our chef, Cliff, has causally worked as Sous Chef for the previous owner during past fews years and a while before that he worked at Te puke bakery therefore only perfect muffins and scones will be allowed […]

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Sep 09
Paengaroa Community Association behind local community space

Sunday just gone, Tracey and I had the privilege of meeting some of the locals behind the community space being envisioned for Paengaroa. We were excited to see fencing going up in full swing, Pizzas provided by The Trading Post and Beverages supplied by others. We know that it takes a lot of discussion, planning […]

Apr 28
Tonys Cafe and Kebabs

At Tony’s Cafe & Kebabs, it is always about the taste and a delicious menu variety of hearty proportions… Phone 07-573 5335 for Authentic Turkish Food in Te Puke A FEW WORDS ABOUT US Let us introduce ourselves At Tony’s Cafe & Kebabs it is always about the taste. Freshly made Authentic Turkish Menu and Gourmet […]

Apr 28
Anann Craft Beer. Craft Pizza. Local Pub

Anann may be tricky to pronounce and understand for some but never mind – we want to start conversations. Anann is the Irish word meaning ‘pineapple’. Great, “Why pineapple?!”, hear you say! Simple. The pineapple has a long history and association of being a symbol of hospitality and welcome. In bygone days, people would hire […]

Apr 28
Volcanic Hills Winery

Our beautiful tasting room has breathtaking views to enjoy while you sample our delicious wines. After setting up Volcanic Hills in 2009 and using borrowed winery space, we opened our Tasting Room with a gorgeous view overlooking Lake Rotorua, at the top of the Skyline Gondola in 2012.  Our winery at the base of the […]

Apr 28
Aotea Villa

Aotea Villa is a relaxing and comfortable 1910 family home situated in the heart of the vibrant Bay of Plenty, amongst kiwifruit and avocado orchards. We are minutes from Te Puke, 45 minutes from Whakatane and Rotorua and 20 minutes from Tauranga and the stunning Mount Maunganui beach. An ideal central location from which one […]

Apr 28
The Daily Cafe

What a find! Tucked away just off the Te Puke highway, sits one of the most interesting cafes we have came across. Its cheekiness brings an immediate smile as you approach through an outdoor seating area into a vast mélange of mismatched seating. The service is coordinated and uncomplicated. The sweet and savoury fare is […]

Apr 28
The Best Adrenaline Activities in New Zealand

New Zealand’s best adrenaline activities are listed right here in this epic countdown of the best adventure activities in NZ for the ultimate NZ adventure! — ABOUT THIS VIDEO — After doing hundreds of New Zealand activities through the New Zealand’s Biggest Gap Year web series (365 Days: 365 Activities), Robin & Laura from BackpackerGuide.NZ […]

Apr 28
Te Puia Maori Show & Geothermal Park in Rotorua

Day 295: Two epic experiences in one! Te Puia is not only somewhere to get a Maori experience in Rotorua, it also has the Te Puia Geothermal Park and geyser park in Rotorua! Nowhere sums up Rotorua quite like Te Puia! The attraction easily accessed from the city encapsulated two of the most famous things Rotorua […]

Apr 28

Te Puia – Rotorua’s must do Cultural, Geothermal and Kiwi experience Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, on the edge of Rotorua. We are home to the world famous Pōhutu geyser, Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley. You will also find the native Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. We […]

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Apr 28
Apr 28
Family Package Deals Velocity Valley Rotorua

FAMILY PACKAGE DEALS! These flexible family packages have been created with children in mind. Cost effective packages giving the entire family the opportunity to experience our adventure activities.  The more rides you do the more value for money per ride you receive.  Extra bonus with Velocity Valley is we consider any persons aged 3yrs – […]

Apr 28
Freefall Xtreme

NZ Exclusive! Soar like a bird, spinning, rolling and flipping above a 220km/h wind tunnel. Feel your face contort as you freefall for longer than a standard skydive. Just like floating through clouds.

Apr 28
Rotorua Bungy Jump

NZ’s Best Value! Experience Velocity Valley’s biggest adrenaline rush! Take the ultimate leap of faith from 43m – with New Zealand’s best value bungy! It’s called terminal velocity cos when you fall…well, you can work it out. Remember, you only live once!

Apr 28
Swoop Super Human Swing

IT’S A SUPERHUMAN SWING! Strap yourself into the human swing and be hoisted 40m into the sky – then hold your breath as you go from 0-130km/h in 1 second. All the fun of your favourite playground swing, times a million. Pull the cord and swing like you’ve never swung before!

Apr 28
Shweeb Racer

World Exclusive! PEDAL POWERED PODS Travel up to 50km/h in suspended aerodynamic racing pods for 3 laps around 600m of track. Who is the fastest? The race is on. Go Shweeb Racer, Go!

Apr 28
Freestyle Airbag

NZ First! Descend the hill and hit one of three ramps (beginner, intermediate or advanced) to hit air like never before. You’ll have plenty of hang time to throw down tricks, before landing on a giant Freestyle Airbag. Whether you’re a beginner having a go at your first small jumps, or an international slopestyle superstar, […]

Apr 28
Exploring Maori Culture And A Geothermal Wonderland

Walking tour of Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland in Rotorua, New Zealand. In my opinion, Wai-O-Tapu is quite a bit cheaper and much more interesting, but if you have the time and money, I would visit both. They both offer a unique experience in their own respective way.

  • Eco Tourism
Apr 28
Multi Ride Packages Velocity Valley Rotorua

MULTI-RIDE PACKAGES! If you ever wanted to experience adventure and save money whilst doing it look no further. These cost saving packages allow flexibility of choosing the rides you want to do when you arrive at the park. Our rides are uniquely New Zealand and many of which are also unique to Velocity Valley.   Where […]

Apr 28
Lord Of The Rings Hobbiton Tour

Experience the magic of a guided Hobbiton Movie Set tour! Immerse yourself in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the Shire as featured in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies.

Apr 28
AgroJet Sprint Boat

WORLD FIRST! Experience the world’s first ever commercial jet sprint – launching around our custom-designed course at 100km/h and 3Gs of force. Live out those James Bond chase scene fantasies in New Zealand’s fastest jet sprint. Guaranteed to take your breath away.

Apr 27
Velocity Valley Rotorua

SAMPLE ALL OF NEW ZEALAND’SGREATEST ADVENTURES Your Rotorua adventure starts here! At Velocity Valley, there’s something for everyone –from 5 to 105, from novice to seasoned pro. Pedal, free fall, launch, propel, swoop orsplash – we make fast fun for everyone! OPEN 9AM-5PM DAILY GETTING HERE Physical Address: 1335 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha,Rotorua 3040, New […]