21 Nov 2017
Waitomo District Rates Reminder
This is a friendly reminder that the second instalment of your 2017/2018 rates is due by 5pm, Thursday 30 November 2017. Rates invoices were posted out in October. Payments received after 5pm, November 30 will attract a 10% penalty.Rates payments can be made at the Waitomo District Council office, Queen Street Te Kuiti, over the phone by credit card or by Internet Banking using your valuation number as your reference.Please contact our friendly Customer Services Team on 0800 932 4357 for further assistance.
Council Meeting Schedule - November 2017
The following meeting of the Waitomo District Council is scheduled for November 2017:
Council Meeting – Tuesday 28 November 2017 at 9.00am. (Note: This is the last Council Meeting for 2017)
An invitation is extended to members of the public to attend these meetings for observation purposes. Any member(s) of the public wishing to speak at a Council meeting are required to gain approval from the Mayor at least two working days prior to the meeting.
A copy of the agenda will be available on Council’s Website two working days before the meeting.
Right to demand a poll - Māori wards for 2019 Triennial Elections
Notice is given under section 19ZA (1) of the Local Electoral Act 2001, that the electors of the Waitomo District Council have the right to demand a poll on whether the district be divided into 1 or more Māori wards for the 2019 triennial elections of the Waitomo District Council.
Council gave consideration to Māori wards at its meeting on 29 August 2017, and decided to maintain status quo (no Māori wards) for the 2019 elections. Unless a poll of electors determines otherwise, no Māori wards will be included in the election of the Waitomo District Council.A valid demand for a poll must be:
- Made by notice in writing to Chris Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, Waitomo District Council.
- Signed by at least 5 percent of the number of electors enrolled as eligible to vote at the 2016 triennial election of the Waitomo District Council.
- Delivered to the office of the Waitomo District Council, Queen Street, Te Kuiti, no later than 21 February 2018.
The name of the elector must appear on the electoral roll of the Waitomo District Council territorial authority, or be included in the most recently published electoral roll for any electoral district under the Electoral Act 1993, or be currently the subject of a direction by the Chief Registrar in relation to unpublished names. The address for which the elector is registered as a parliamentary elector must be within the local government area of the Waitomo District. The elector may also be enrolled or nominated as a ratepayer elector and qualified to vote as a ratepayer elector in the Waitomo District.
Every elector who signs a demand must provide their full name and the address for which they are qualified as an elector of the Waitomo District Council.