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News and Media Releases

The latest news and information, keeping you up to date.

12 Aug 2020, 12:00 PM
Waitomo District Council (WDC) has actioned its COVID-19 Alert level 2 response, which...
23 Jul 2020, 5:00 PM
One complaint initiated by all six Waitomo District Councillors against Mayor John...
23 Jul 2020, 12:27 PM
Waitomo District Council (WDC) is calling for applications to the annual Community...
21 Jul 2020, 12:00 PM
Redwood Park’s make-over is complete and now the new wooden tower needs a name.   Waitomo...
20 Jul 2020, 4:00 PM
Waitomo residents can learn how to make their own household and beauty products at a...
20 Jul 2020, 12:00 PM
Nominations are open for Waitomo District Citizens Awards.   Run by Waitomo District...
7 Jul 2020, 1:00 PM
An assessment of a future opportunity for livestreaming meetings is on the table for...
26 Jun 2020, 1:00 PM
Households may notice a different truck picking up their kerbside rubbish over the next...
22 Jun 2020, 8:00 AM
The 2020 Waitomo District Youth Council (WDYC) has been formed and will host its first...
16 Jun 2020, 4:00 AM
Waitomo District Council (WDC) is urging ratepayers to check their eligibility for...
11 Jun 2020, 12:00 PM
Media Release Waitomo District Council (WDC) services are now back to pre-COVID-19...
26 May 2020, 12:00 PM
Waitomo District Council (WDC) councillors have decreased rates for the coming year for...
13 May 2020, 12:00 PM
Western Waikato Emergency Operating Centre (WWEOC) is joining forces with two other...
11 May 2020, 1:58 PM
The date for Alert Level 2 has been announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as Thursday...
5 May 2020, 2:05 PM
Local residents are being urged to step up and support local businesses which are now able...
4 May 2020, 3:21 PM
Western Waikato Emergency Operations Centre's welfare team have provided help for 215...
1 May 2020, 1:12 PM
Waikato residents are being reminded to stay respectful and responsible during the first...
30 Apr 2020, 2:15 PM
A new webpage has been launched by Waikato Civil Defence aimed at the generous people in...
30 Apr 2020, 8:40 AM
To protect all whānau and communities in our rohe and to extend the reach of our Community...
29 Apr 2020, 5:00 AM
Local residents who are struggling to feed their companion pets can reach out for help...
26 Apr 2020, 1:00 PM
In addition to help with food, medication and transport, items used to keep warm are also...
25 Apr 2020, 1:09 PM
Hunters across New Zealand will be able to hunt on private land with special restrictions...
24 Apr 2020, 10:54 AM
This year, Anzac Day will be like no other. With services cancelled for the first time...
23 Apr 2020, 2:10 PM
Adrenalin-junkie enthusiasts are being asked to wait before embarking on their favourite...
23 Apr 2020, 12:00 PM
Due to the lockdown, a number of community facilities/businesses may not have been...
22 Apr 2020, 1:30 PM
Western Waikato residents in need of welfare support can rest assured help will still...
20 Apr 2020, 11:15 AM
Increased reports of social gatherings and un-essential travel during Alert Level 4 is...
19 Apr 2020, 1:30 PM
Waikato’s 0800 800 405 welfare helpline has provided assistance to close to 1400 people...
18 Apr 2020, 12:00 PM
Household bubbles will be able to expand when NZ moves to Alert Level 3 but keep it...
17 Apr 2020, 1:11 PM
The announcement of what will happen when New Zealand moves to Alert Level 3 shouldn’t...