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Matua-Ōtūmoetai, do they have what it takes?

Matua-Ōtūmoetai Neighbourhood

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

Matua-Ōtūmoetai General Ward

These are the candidates running for Matua-Ōtūmoetai General Ward.
Patterson, Ken

Patterson, Ken

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Holden, Cam

Holden, Cam

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Tank, David

Tank, David

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Reeder, Zach

Reeder, Zach

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Pikimaui, Basie

Pikimaui, Basie

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Rayner, Mike

Rayner, Mike

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Pritchard, Kim

Pritchard, Kim

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Webb, David Matthew

Webb, David Matthew

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Bamford-King, Tanya

Bamford-King, Tanya

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Chamberlain, Ronald

Chamberlain, Ronald

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Edmonds, Suzie

Edmonds, Suzie

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Powell, Tenby

Powell, Tenby

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McKinlay, Jim

McKinlay, Jim

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Crowther, Glen

Crowther, Glen

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Te Awanui Ward

These are the candidates running for the Te Awanui Ward

Borell, Suaree

Borell, Suaree

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Hillis, Ashley

Hillis, Ashley

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Sydney, Mikaere

Sydney, Mikaere

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Mayoral Candidates

These are the candidates running for Mayor
Maltby, Tim

Maltby, Tim

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Hall, Ria

Hall, Ria

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Caie, Andrew

Caie, Andrew

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Haggett, Chudleigh

Haggett, Chudleigh

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Hori BOP

Hori BOP

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Salisbury, Tina

Salisbury, Tina

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Owens, Douglas

Owens, Douglas

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Goddard, Anthony

Goddard, Anthony

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Drysdale, Mahé

Drysdale, Mahé

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Robson, John

Robson, John

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Bamford, Tanya

Bamford, Tanya

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Brownless, Greg

Brownless, Greg

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Hannah, Donna

Hannah, Donna

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Braguta, Aureliu

Braguta, Aureliu

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Nagels, Jos

Nagels, Jos

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This ward is home to over 18,500 people and includes  Matua, Ōtūmoetai, Bellevue and Brookfield. The peninsula is bounded by the Waikareao Estuary, including Motupae Island, Te Awanui (Tauranga Harbour) and Matua Saltmarsh. 

The name Ōtūmoetai translates to the place where the tide stands still as if asleep.

This popular area is well placed to support growth because its central location, proximity to the water, green spaces, and commercial/retail centres make it a great place to live. It already has much of the necessary infrastructure in place, including schools and transport links and has beautiful parks. 

The residents of this ward appreciate their easy access to the outdoors and there is interest in making transport options safer. 

Visit Matua-Ōtūmoetai

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

Neighbourhood Map

Matua-Otūmoetai ward map

Ward boundary map (3.1mb pdf)

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Kids playing in the water with Mount Maunganui in the background

Take me to the future: Ōtūmoetai 2050

We worked with the community, mana whenua and key stakeholders to help us create a plan for this special part of the city. Our Ōtūmoetai Spatial Plan sets out the vision for this transformation.

Ōtūmoetai Spatial Plan

Matua-Ōtūmoetai projects

Check out the projects happening in your neighbourhood.


We're on it! Projects in progress

Accessible Streets for Ōtūmoetai Peninsula


We want to make it safer and easier for people in Matua, Bureta, Cherrywood, Ōtūmoetai, Brookfield, Bellevue, and Judea to cycle, catch a bus, or walk to key places, within the Ōtūmoetai Peninsula, as well as travel into the city centre.

Neighbourhood:
  • Ōtūmoetai / Matua

Status:
Planning
Last updated:
Dec 12, 2023

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