We want to ensure you have a safe and memorable holiday, so we have a number of safety measures in place.
Ensuring your safety over summer in Tauranga is Council’s main priority. 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 to protect the natural environment and the beach will be well lit.
There is no free bus transport or Park ‘n’ Ride to or from Mount Maunganui on New Year’s Eve night.
On New Year’s Eve Bayhopper bus services run to the weekend timetable around the city. Regular services to Mount Maunganui may be affected by potential road closures on the night.
For up to date information go to baybus.co.nz or call 0800 4 BAYBUS.
A one-way system will be established during the afternoon of Saturday, 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 closures on the following Mount Maunganui peninsula roads while the one-way system is in operation: Leinster Avenue, Commons Avenue, Grace Avenue, Pacific Avenue and Prince Street – these streets will only be accessible to residents with access passes.
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.
Marine Parade, between Adams and Pacific Avenues, will be closed each night between the hours of 8pm and 6am from 26 December 2016 until 6 January 2017. Except on New Year’s Eve when the one-way system will operate.
Temporary ‘No parking - tow away zones’ will be in place on Marine Parade between Adams Avenue and Pacific Avenue from 6am on 31 December 2016 until 8am on 1 January 2017.
Leinster Avenue, Commons Avenue, Grace Avenue, Pacific Avenue and Prince Street residents can access their properties by displaying the vehicle passes. Vehicle passes have been mailed to property owners. If you are staying within the road closure zone and haven’t received a vehicle pass, you can get one from the Beach Base at Mount Drury until 2pm on 31 December. Proof of a Mount Maunganui address is required (i.e. a utilities bill or confirmation of holiday rental). For more information or if you haven’t received your pass please contact Tauranga City Council on (07) 577 7000.
Please don’t drive unless absolutely necessary to avoid congestion on main routes.
There is a temporary alcohol-free zone 24 hours a day, from 26 December to 6 January inclusive in place.
For more infomation visit our website www.tauranga.govt.nz/new-year-alcohol-free-zones