Weather Warning - Heavy Rain
MetService has issued for heavy rain warning for Waitomo, and the Central North Island. This has upgraded from a weather watch that was issued yesterday.
The warning is valid from 3pm today (23 September 2023) until 4am on Sunday 24 September.
Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.
Please consider staying at home this weekend, but take care and drive to the conditions if you need to head out during this time.

Mangaokewa Landscape project

8 Jul 2014, 11:09 AM

A landscape project led by Ngahuia Herangi from the Maniapoto Maori Trust Board has resulted in new picnic tables and 2 rubbish bins installed along the Mangaokewa Stream. These can be found by the rose garden and monument on the Esplanade, a bit further along the Esplanade (by Errol Street) and near the Lawrence Street bridge.

Kiwirail contributed funds towards the project which had to be completed by the end of June 2014. 

Local business McIndoe’s assisted with the work and Mayor Brian Hanna advised on the location for the tables, which have been placed on Council land.

The ideas stemmed from the river clean up, involving the Youth Council in December 2013. It was thought that the placement of additional bins could work towards reducing the amount of litter along the river bank and that the inclusion of seats could help with a longer term project.

Thank you to Jimmy McIndoe and his team, and Mayor Brian for their involvement and help with the project.

Picnic table 1 Rose garden monument Esplanade


Picnic table Lawrence Street bridge