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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2020/21 Rates Rebate closing soon

25 Jun 2021, 3:05 PM

Waitomo District Council is urging ratepayers to check their eligibility for receiving a rates
rebate for the current 2020/21 rating year before the 30 June deadline.
To date Council has processed 295 applications, which is 57 applications less than last year. The rate rebate scheme provides
substantial financial support for many households, the maximum amount people can receive is $655. The value of any rebate is determined by household income, number of dependents and the level of rates being paid.
The rates rebate scheme is paid by Central Government but administered by each
Council. Those eligible, receive a credit on their rates account of up to $655.
Applications close 30 June 2021 and cannot be backdated.
For more information or to apply visit waitomo.govt.nz or speak to the customer services team, by phoning 0800 932 4357, or by visiting the Waitomo District Council office, 15 Queen Street or the i-SITE, 160 Rora Street, Te Kuiti.