Heavy Rain Watch - What you need to know

Metservice NZ has issued a Heavy Rain Watch for the Waikato region, in place from 2am–3pm, Wednesday 1 February.

Given the large amount of rainfall that our district has experienced over the past few days, we are urging residents to continue to take care and stay aware of the conditions in their area. Further rainfall could quickly exacerbate existing slips, river levels and produce further flooding quite quickly.

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About us


The statutory purpose of Council (as per LGA 2002) is to promote and enhance the four well-beings (social, cultural, environmental and economic) of its community.

Council has developed a new Vision to reflect how it will facilitate the promotion of the four well-beings and what it aims to achieve for the District.

The vision is put into practice by developing appropriate strategic goals for the groups of activities and in some cases for the individual activities where appropriate

Council’s vision for our District is "Waitomo - A Vibrant District".  In moving towards this Vision, our aim is to make the district an attractive place that people will want to come and visit, work, and live in.

Community Outcomes provide an important framework for future planning and reflect the results that Council aims to achieve for the District in the future.

As part of the development of the Long Term Plan 2021-2031, the Community Outcomes were updated.

The Outcomes have been grouped under the four main headings below in order to better align them with Council’s vision and ensure they are integrated to Council’s areas of focus.

Community Outcomes - what we want for our community


A prosperous district

We will continue to enable a thriving and sustainable economy

A district for people

We welcome all to a district that is accessible, safe, affordable, and inclusive. We promote health, wellbeing and participation.

A district that cares for the environment

We plan for the wise use and management of all land and resources, now and for future generations

A district that works with you

We work with you to collectively focus on the right things at the right time for the greater benefit of the district.