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.

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Waitomo Rural Fire Authority

7 Mar 2014, 3:57 PM

Fire Ban

Pursuant to the powers vested in the Waitomo District Council under section 22(2) of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977 notice is hereby given that a fire ban was declared over the Waitomo District from 5 March 2014 until further notice. 

Fire risk conditions have reached an extreme level therefore all fire permits are suspended until conditions ease. 

Section 23 of the Act states that it is an offence to set on fire, to assist in the setting of fire, to cause or permit to be set on fire, to aid, abet or assist in setting on fire in the open air, any vegetation or any other combustible material whatsoever. 

Copies of the approved Rural Fire Plan for 2013-2015 may be inspected at the WDC Office.