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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The Great New Zealand Muster cancelled for 2022

13 Jan 2022, 1:40 PM

Waitomo District Council has made the difficult decision to cancel The Great New Zealand Muster for 2022, due to being unable to meet several of the health and safety measures under the new COVID-19 Protection Framework.

Manager Community Development Clowdy Ngatai said the decision was disheartening to make, but it came down to having no other option in the current climate.

“We realise this is disappointing for many, but we hold out hope that we will be able to have The Great New Zealand Muster again in 2023.”

Mayor John Robertson said these are extraordinary times.  

“Keeping our community as safe as possible in the face of COVID-19 has to be our top priority.  We will return to “normality” some time, but with the omicron variant hovering, holding events is just not possible in the next few months.”