We want to ensure you have a safe and memorable holiday, so we will have a number of safety measures in place. Your summer holidays are one of the most exciting times of the year. Not only for you, but also for your friends and family.
Remember, there will be no organised event at Mount Maunganui Main Beach on New Year’s Eve.
To create a safer environment Council and NZ Police will put enhanced safety measures in place. You will find safe zones, private security teams and the Red Frogs in and around Mount Maunganui. Both Hopukiore (Mount Drury) and Moturiki (Leisure Island) will be fenced off and the beach will be well lit.
The temporary alcohol-free zone at Mount Maunganui has been extended. The 24-hours-a-day alcohol-free zone in Mount Maunganui from 26 December 2017 until 6am 6 January 2018 expands to include all public areas north of Hull Road and Tweed Street. It will also include Waiariki Street in Arataki.
Find Council's temporary alcohol-free zone online.
A temporary one-way system will be established on the morning of Sunday, 31 December in a clockwise direction from Salisbury Ave along The Mall, Adams Avenue and Marine Parade. To support the one-way system there will be turning restrictions at key Mount Maunganui peninsula roads. Only Prince Ave between Victoria Road and Maunganui Road will be fully closed with managed residents access only. No additional road closures are expected in order to minimise disruption to residents, but there may be changes on the day if required in consultation with NZ Police. All affected roads will be open by 8am on 1 January, but could be opened earlier if it is safe to do so.
Temporary ‘No parking - tow away zones’ will be in place on Marine Parade between Adams Avenue and Pacific Avenue from 6am on 31 December 2017 until 8am on 1 January 2018.
Marine Parade nightly road closure
Marine Parade, between Adams and Pacific Avenues, will be closed each night between the hours of 8pm and 6am from 26 December 2017 until 6 January 2018. The intersections of Commons Avenue and Marine Parade, as well as Grace Avenue and Marine Parade, will be closed to vehicle traffic during the day and night for these two weeks as in previous years. Vehicle passes for the Mount Maunganui area are not required, however access through the closed area is restricted to residents only.
Mount Maunganui road closure
Vehicle passes for the Mount Maunganui area are not required, however access through the closed area is restricted to residents only.
There is no free bus transport or Park ‘n’ Ride to or from Mount Maunganui on New Year’s Eve night.
Bayhopper buses will run normal weekend services on New Year’s Eve but there will be no free buses into or out of Mount Maunganui on the night. Normal services resume on New Year’s Day.
Information on regular bus services