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Council news

General news, media releases and the Community Update can be found on this page.

8 Apr 2020, 1:15 PM
An influx of illegal rubbish dumping is causing headaches across the Waikato with local...
7 Apr 2020, 1:00 PM
Residents living in the Western Waikato area are being strongly urged not to travel to...
7 Apr 2020, 12:00 PM
Waitomo District Council (WDC) has been working through a number of considerations around...
5 Apr 2020, 3:00 PM
The Ministry of Health (MOH) yesterday issued new advice and guidelines on what people can...
5 Apr 2020, 1:55 PM
Food parcels of all sizes are ready for distribution to individuals and families in...
4 Apr 2020, 2:00 PM
In its first four days Waikato’s 0800 800 405 welfare helpline has taken more than 250...
3 Apr 2020, 1:00 PM
People in need are being linked with volunteer buddies across the Western Waikato...
2 Apr 2020, 3:00 PM
Collecting household waste is an essential service and will continue throughout the...
2 Apr 2020, 1:14 AM
Local demand for food is growing rapidly. Requests for food parcels in Waitomo, Waipā and...
1 Apr 2020, 4:00 PM
Phone a friend who isn’t online is the call from Civil Defence. Western Waikato Emergency...
31 Mar 2020, 2:00 PM
Freephone 0800 800 405 has been established for Waikato people struggling to get food,...
31 Mar 2020, 8:35 AM
Locals wanting to lend a helping hand are asked to register with an official volunteering...
30 Mar 2020, 2:19 AM
Residents living in Waitomo, Ōtorohanga and Waipa districts who are in need of help are...
29 Mar 2020, 12:00 PM
There are currently two operating community-based assessment centres (CBAC) open to...
28 Mar 2020, 12:00 PM
A local Civil Defence Emergency Management Centre (EOC) has been activated to help deal...
27 Mar 2020, 5:31 PM
Feelings of uncertainty and not knowing exactly what to do is completely normal during...
23 Mar 2020, 12:00 PM
For Important information about council Services during the COVID-19 Level 4 lock-down...
18 Feb 2020, 12:49 PM
The 18 February issue of Waitomo Way is out now! Click here to view online. Inside this...
17 Feb 2020, 9:00 AM
Mokau/Awakino Water Supply. This information is updated regularly. Update as at 17...
12 Feb 2020, 11:54 AM
Waitomo District Council's new building consent system, Alpha, is now live.  Alpha, which...
11 Feb 2020, 1:26 PM
Chorus is currently completing works in Te Kuiti  as part of the roll out of the...
10 Feb 2020, 11:30 AM
We are experiencing a prolonged period of dry weather with a lack of rainfall predicted...
5 Feb 2020, 3:50 PM
We have received queries from members of the public regarding a Water tanker observed...
4 Feb 2020, 12:00 PM
The 4 February issue of Waitomo Way is out now! Click here to view online. Inside this...
13 Jan 2020
PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE - Water used for drinking and cooking - Mokau and Awakino...
9 Dec 2019, 3:00 PM
AWAKINO WATER SUPPLY PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE LIFTED          19 December 2019 at...
9 Dec 2019
Waitomo District Council’s (WDC) new electronic system will see builders and designers...
6 Dec 2019, 11:00 AM
Two people became New Zealand citizens at a Citizenship Ceremony officiated by Mayor John...
3 Dec 2019, 9:30 AM
The 3 December issue of Waitomo Way is out now! Click here to view online. Inside this...
29 Nov 2019, 6:00 AM
Waitomo District Council Office  The office will close at 3pm Tuesday 24 December 2019 and...