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Community Update

3 Jul 2014, 8:00 AM

Rates Payment Options

There are a variety of payment options available for customers who are having difficulty paying their rates or clearing overdue balances on their accounts.  We encourage customers with arrears to make contact with us. We can discuss with you the various options available for making payment of rates arrears and avoid further penalty charges.


Community Learner Driver Programme

Providing the right support for young people is having a positive outcome with an increase in driver licensing. Since 2013, 148 young people have been assisted with gaining a learner driver licence and 92 have gained their restricted driver licence. Community Learner Driver Programme

To find out more about the Community Learner Driver Programme contact:

Te Kuiti Community House Trust 

2 Jennings Street Te Kuiti,

or phone (07) 878 5272.


Youth Council

The recent makeover of the Te Kuiti Skate Park was aimed at making the facility a safer place for our young people to enjoy. Shrubbery from the front of the park has since been removed to improve visibility and a new spring loaded basketball goal and a heavy duty drinking fountain will be installed over the coming month.Te Kuiti Skate Park

The project was the result of a submission made to Council by the Youth Council and a successful funding application made to the Ministry of Youth Development.


Review of Policy on Gambling Venues

We are currently reviewing our Policy on Gambling Venues (Gambling Act 2003). Policy on Gambling

If you are interested in this Policy, we invite you to make a written submission on matters contained in the Policy on Gambling Venues. Public consultation closes at 5pm, Friday 11th July 2014.
Council is proposing six changes to the Policy that cover a range of issues such as introducing a cap for the number of gambling machines allowed within our district, and a cap on the number of gambling venues in the Te Kuiti urban area.
You can collect a copy of the Policy or Summary of Information from:

  • Waitomo District Council Office, Queen Street, Te Kuiti
  • Mokau Museum, Main Road, Mokau
  • Waitomo Caves Discovery Centre, Waitomo Caves
  • Council’s website 
Submissions should be addressed/ delivered to:
Chief Executive, Waitomo District Council, PO Box 404, Te Kuiti 3941