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Community Update

4 Sep 2014, 8:00 AM

Waitomo's Got Talent

Join us for the finale of ‘Waitomo’s Got Talent’ at the Waitomo Cultural and Arts Centre, on Friday September 12th.

Entry fee adult $5, child $2. Come along and support our talented youth.

For further details contact WDC Community Development Coordinator Donna Macdonald on 07 878 0800 or Simone Brandon at Number Twelve on 07 974 7531.


Significance and Engagement Policy

There have been changes to legislation in August 2014, under which Council is required to adopt a Significance and Engagement Policy, prior to 1 December 2014. Council is in the process of developing this policy, the purpose of which is to determine what issues and decisions are significant for our District and the community; and when and how we will engage with the community on those issues. 

We will be conducting a survey to gain your input about how we get your feedback on the significant decisions of Council and whether there are other ways you would like to interact with us. 

The survey will be available on our website and will also feature in October’s edition of Waitomo Way. The newsletter will be sent out to all letter boxes in the Waitomo District.

Have your say and help us to better engage with you on Council decision making. 


Development of the draft Long Term Plan

Council is in the process of developing our next Long Term Plan (LTP 2015-2025). Over the next few months we want to get your thoughts on the key issues.  We started with an introduction in the August issue of Waitomo Way - inviting you to have your say on economic development opportunities,  community connectivity and the future development of our assets. 

We are interested in your thoughts on things like Council’s support of the Youth Council and local business initiatives.  This survey is currently available on our website or from the WDC office, the Waitomo District Library on Taupiri Street or from the iSITE on Rora Street. 

We have also made this feedback form available at locations across the District; Waitomo Caves Discovery Centre, Cloverleaf Café Piopio, Benneydale Food market, Mokau Museum.

In April next year we will be publishing a short consultation document.  This will set out how we think we should be dealing with the key issues for our community over the ten year period.  It is important that you provide your feedback over the next few months by completing the surveys, writing to us or by talking to your local Councillors so we know what your thoughts are now.  

We want to be able to consider your views at this early stage of the LTP development process.