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.

Business as usual for WDC

11 Jun 2020, 12:00 PM

Media Release

Waitomo District Council (WDC) services are now back to pre-COVID-19 operations as the country moved to Alert Level 1 this week.


Under Alert Level 2 WDC were operating under restrictions including reduced opening hours and limited numbers at facilities. All of these restrictions have now been removed.


The library, customer services, landfill and transfer stations all returned to pre-COVID-19 operating hours on Tuesday this week.


General Manager, community services Helen Beever says, “We’re looking forward to welcoming more of our community back. We know some have kept away, but now that restrictions have been lifted we’re hoping everyone feels confident to start using our services again.”


The only exception is the Te Kuiti i-SITE, which will re-open on Tuesday, June 16 with reduced hours.


Beever says, “this is a temporary measure which we’ll revisit in October.  Due to the borders being closed we will not be serving our international visitors, but we know kiwis are beginning to explore their own backyards again so it’s important the doors remain open so we can continue to showcase the region.


From Tuesday the i-SITE will also offer WDC customer services including rates payments and dog registration.


“With the i-SITE being on the main street, it’s hoped this will provide convenience for our customers.      If you’re already in town, it’s one less trip.”

The Te Kuiti i-SITE will reopen on Tuesday, June 16,. Opening hours until October 31 will be Tuesday – Friday 9am to 3pm. 

A full list of WDC opening hours for all services can be found at