About Us

Lock and Store Te Puna is a family owned and operated self storage business that was established in 2004 by Te Puna locals John and Dorothy Butt. Long term Bethlehem residents, Dave & Shelley Hayes subsequently purchased the business in 2012 and have since extended and upgraded the storage facilities to reflect their vision of a truly customer focussed self storage facility that serves the wider Tauranga market whilst making a positive contribution to the local Te Puna community.

The Lock and Store Te Puna site on the corner of Te Puna Road and Borell Road was originally occupied by a native timber mill, established by the Frankham Brothers in the 1940’s. The mill closed in 1972 and the land subsequently lay vacant and ‘unloved’ for many years, bar one remaining old shed and three ‘mill worker’ cottages. It was the vision of the Butts initially and then Dave & Shelley that has injected new life into the old mill site – and has resulted in the development of a modern, convenient, and readily accessible storage facility that attracts a wide cross section of storage customers including; locals, newcomers to Tauranga, ex pat’ Kiwis, and people just looking to downsize.

If you’re looking for storage in Tauranga you can’t go past Lock and Store Te Puna. Phone Shelley or call in and see her in person – and experience the real benefits that a local, family owned, customer friendly business has to offer. You will not be disappointed!

AA Reviews

This is one awesome storage facility. 2nd time we’ve used Lock and Store Te Puna for storage of our residents furniture and personal effects. Access is great – large trucks can get in and around easily. Very handy to town, clean, secure very well maintained units and the service from Shelley and Carol is top notch. They really go out of their way to make storing a breeze. Thanks heaps. You guys will always be top of our list when we need storage for our resident’s surplus goods.



One of the best storage facilities around. If you are looking for a modern storage facility in the Tauranga area give Shelley a call. The units are spotless clean. There are internal and external units of different sizes that you can choose to meet your needs. There are on site hand trolley and carts for you to use. The big plus for me was the available toilet, hot shower and tea and coffee. Great access in a safe location.


It is definitely the best storage place around! Shelley is the nicest person ever and extremely helpful and nice. Price is fantastic for what you get. The facilities are clean and spacious and you just feel your stuff is very well stored and secure. Even a toilet and shower are there to use. I would definitely recommend this storage to anyone who needs to have their stuff in a good place.