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.

Click here to read more and keep up to date.

Contractor Prequalification Scheme

We have teamed up with other Councils throughout the Waikato and Bay of Plenty to be part of a contractor pre-qualification scheme.

The process requires contractors and sub-contractors who work for councils to apply to become pre-qualified every two years with insurance renewals annually.

This means we know the contractors we are using have effective health and safety management systems and current and relevant insurances in place.

The process is simple and has benefits for contractors and councils. For contractors, this process will enable contractors to be pre–qualified for multiple councils through one process.

Before you start: ensure you have an email address prior to commencing application as this will be required to complete the process.

Tip: consider setting up a folder on your desktop to save all evidence required to enable easy uploading into the application.

Click here to start application process