Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) is one of 20 DHBs in New Zealand, and one of five DHBs that make up the Midland region. 

We serve a population of 225,320 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki.

Of this 225,320, 32% are under 25 and 25% identify as having Māori ethnicity, and like the national population, our population is ageing (currently 19% aged 65 or over, and forecast to reach 24% in 2026). Eighteen Iwi are located within our district.

The Bay of Plenty (BOP) population has generally good health compared to others in New Zealand, and generally good access to health and disability support services.