Kawerau has the distinction of being one of the youngest towns in New Zealand. Nestled within the Tarawera Valley at the foot of the dramatic Putauaki, Kawerau is at the heart of the Bay of Plenty. Kawerau District Council's vision is to be the best council in New Zealand through their people, initiatives, projects and governance.
BayTrust CoachForce is a regional programme that pulls together the power of sport organisations, community funding bodies and Sport NZ to give more people in the Bay of Plenty a great coaching experience.
Whitewater NZ is the national organisation representing recreational whitewater canoeing and kayaking in New Zealand. Their purpose is to preserve New Zealand's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.