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Community Update

12 Jan 2017, 9:23 AM

Restricted Fire Season now in place 

Anyone planning to light a fire must now apply for a permit from WDC. There is no charge for the issue of fire permits.  An inspection of the site may be required so please ensure that your application is lodged at least three working days prior to the date you intend on lighting the fire. Please contact our friendly Customer Services Team on 0800 932 4357 for further information.


Water Restrictions for Waitomo district

The following restrictions are in place for Waitomo District water supplies: Mokau, Piopio and Benneydale are on Level 1 - Conservation: Use sprinklers between 6-8am and 6-8pm. Hand-held hosing is allowed anytime. 

Te Kuiti is on Level 3 - Restrictions: No sprinklers allowed. Hand-held hosing only. For quick tips to conserve water visit our website and facebook page.


Draft Local Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy 

We have adopted a draft policy for consultation which allows trading on Easter Sunday throughout the entire Waitomo District. This consultation is an opportunity for the community to have their say. We would like to hear from you as to whether:

  • you would like to see shops in the district which are currently not allowed to open on Easter Sunday open if they choose, and
  • if you agree with having a policy which allows more shops to open on Easter Sunday, do you think this policy should apply to shops across the district, or just in certain areas.

Anyone can make a submission about the draft Local Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy, and we encourage you to tell us your views. A submission form is included in our Statement of Proposal. Copies of the Statement of Proposal are available on WDC’s website, or, hard copies are available from Waitomo District Library, Te Kuiti i-SITE and our main reception Queen Street, Te Kuiti. For any queries, please phone 07 878 0800.  When you complete the submission form or write to us, please indicate if you wish to speak at the hearing, and we will send you more details closer to the time. The consultation will take place during the period Wednesday 7 December 2016 and Friday 27 January 2017. 

Submissions close 5.00pm on Friday 27 January 2017.