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Bethlehem

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Bethlehem Neighbourhood

Welcome to the Bethlehem Ward. Find out what projects are happening around where you live, work and play, and learn more about your neighbourhood.

Bethlehem General Ward Candidates

These are the candidates running for Bethlehem General Ward. 
Robson, John

Robson, John

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Rakoia, Bevan

Rakoia, Bevan

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Gilchrist, Darren

Gilchrist, Darren

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Nagels, Jos

Nagels, Jos

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Auva’a, Felicity Jane

Auva’a, Felicity Jane

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Schuler, Kevin (Herb)

Schuler, Kevin (Herb)

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Apaapa, Charlene

Apaapa, Charlene

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Archibald, Shelley

Archibald, Shelley

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Hodgson, Gerry

Hodgson, Gerry

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Te Awanui Ward

These are the candidates running for Te Awanui Ward.

Sydney, Mikaere

Sydney, Mikaere

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Borell, Suaree

Borell, Suaree

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Hillis, Ashley

Hillis, Ashley

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Mayoral Candidates

These are the candidates running for Mayor
Hannah, Donna

Hannah, Donna

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Bamford, Tanya

Bamford, Tanya

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Braguta, Aureliu

Braguta, Aureliu

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Goddard, Anthony

Goddard, Anthony

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Robson, John

Robson, John

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Haggett, Chudleigh

Haggett, Chudleigh

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Nagels, Jos

Nagels, Jos

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Drysdale, Mahé

Drysdale, Mahé

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Caie, Andrew

Caie, Andrew

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Salisbury, Tina

Salisbury, Tina

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Hori BOP

Hori BOP

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Brownless, Greg

Brownless, Greg

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Owens, Douglas

Owens, Douglas

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Hall, Ria

Hall, Ria

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Maltby, Tim

Maltby, Tim

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Bethlehem Ward

The Bethlehem ward sits between the Wairoa River to the west, and State highway 29 to the east. It borders the Matua/Ōtūmoetai ward, the Tauriko ward and the Te Papa ward.

Bethlehem has a population of almost 18,000 people, served by amenities like the Bethlehem Town Shopping Centre, a number of schools as well as green spaces including Carmichael Reserve. 

This ward includes Judea and comprises several subdivisions like Bethlehem Heights, Sterling Gate, La Cumbre, Saint Andrews, and Mayfield in the Bethlehem area as well as Tauriko West.

Visit Bethlehem

There's so much to see and do in our beautiful backyard. Use the links below to find out more.

Neighbourhood Map

Bethlehem ward map

Ward boundary map (7.7mb pdf)

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Gordon Carmichael Reserve walkway

Gordon Carmichael Reserve walkway

Excellent walking and cycling links between Bethlehem and Brookfield through 60 hectares of stormwater reserve with native plants and a wide variety of birds.

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Safety improvements around Bethlehem

Currently there are no short-term infrastructure projects in Bethlehem.

Bethlehem projects

Check out the projects happening in your neighbourhood.


We're on it! Projects in progress

Wairoa cycleway


Constructing the last 800m of the Ōmokoroa to Tauranga cycleway.

Neighbourhood:
  • Bethlehem

Status:
Completed
Last updated:
Jul 4, 2024

New community: Tauriko West


Tauriko West, on the edge of Tauranga, is one of the large-scale urban developments proposed to support our region’s growth, delivering a new community with up to 4000 new homes from around 2027.

Neighbourhood:
  • Pyes Pa / Tauriko

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Jun 11, 2024

Future of Pōteriwhi


We’re looking at future options for a large council-owned site in Bethlehem known as Pōteriwhi (also known as Parau Farms).

Neighbourhood:
  • Bethlehem

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
May 1, 2024

Improving safety outside Te Kura o Manunui School


The work to make it safer for school children and pedestrians to get to and from school on Millers Road is now complete.

Neighbourhood:
  • Brookfield / Bellevue / Judea

Status:
Completed
Last updated:
Mar 15, 2024

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