A pedestrian suffered moderate injuries after being hit by a car.
A police media spokeswoman said emergency services were called to Second Ave at 2.58pm after reports of a car hitting a person and allegedly leaving the scene.
The incident happened outside The Tool Shed, between Devonport Rd and Cameron Rd.
The spokeswoman said that about 4.15pm, officers took a 32-year-old woman into custody.
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The woman is due to appear in Tauranga District Court tomorrow morning on charges related to reckless driving and failure to stop.
A St John spokeswoman said one ambulance was sent to the scene and a patient with moderate injuries was taken to Tauranga Hospital.