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.

Click here to read more and keep up to date.

Fire Permits and Fire Restrictions

19 Mar 2019

Waitomo District Council no longer issues fire permits. Visit the Fire Emergency NZ website checkitsalright.nz  

Fire Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) now set fire seasons, issue fire permits and deal with the removal of fire hazards, including vegetation. 

Current fire status

Find your urban or rural fire status at Check It’s Alright Before You Light