Weather Warning - Heavy Rain
MetService has issued for heavy rain warning for Waitomo, and the Central North Island. This has upgraded from a weather watch that was issued yesterday.
The warning is valid from 3pm today (23 September 2023) until 4am on Sunday 24 September.
Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.
Please consider staying at home this weekend, but take care and drive to the conditions if you need to head out during this time.

Livestreaming still on the table

7 Jul 2020, 1:00 PM

An assessment of a future opportunity for livestreaming meetings is on the table for Waitomo District Council (WDC) meetings.


During the WDC meeting in June the opportunity to livestream meetings was raised for discussion. The Councillors agreed that that the opportunity should be assessed so that an informed decision could be made.


Chief executive, Chris Ryan says “In particular councillors are interested in understanding the operating cost of any new livestreaming arrangement.”


Other considerations such as the capital cost for any new equipment and data storage services will also be assessed.


“We know that the livestreaming of meetings is an evolving trend across the local government sector but doing it properly is neither easy or without cost.”


We are working to complete the assessment so that the Councillors can pick up the conversation on this topic again at the next meeting on July 28.