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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Work now underway at Te Kuiti Aerodrome

13 Aug 2019

A project to improve the Te Kuiti Aerodrome is now underway.  This work programme involves the construction of a new roadway, an upgrade of the entrance to the Aerodrome, partial resurfacing of the runway, fencing and drainage works. 

Maintaining this asset will improve drainage, extend the life of the runway surface and ensure the future safe operation of the facility.

New roadway under construction at Te Kuiti Aerodrome

Te Kuiti aerodrome runway



Background information:

Council approved the aerodrome future plan at the 30 October 2018 Council meeting.  This included a budget of $150,000 for a new widened entranceway, installation of an automated gate, fencing and a new access road (for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 financial years).

In addition to the above, included in the Exceptions Annual Plan 2019/20 was Capital Expenditure budget of $95,000 for runway resurfacing renewals and taxiway renewal, to address critical health and safety considerations at the Te Kuiti Aerodrome.