Weather Warning for Waitomo
Waitomo District is expecting a significant amount of rainfall over the next few days. Once again, this will likely have a major impact on our roads and farmland. We ask residents to please take caution and do not venture out into the weather if you do not need to. And if possible, move stock to higher ground.
Surface flooding and excess water may also slow the drainage of the stormwater and wastewater network. We are not expecting any significant impact to the network, water will just take a little longer to drain.
We will keep you updated as information comes to hand.
Stay safe.

Creative Communities Scheme 2021/2022 Funding - Round One

8 Oct 2021, 9:57 AM

The Waitomo District Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) has approximately $22,000 of funding available for projects that encourage and support arts activities and participation.

Some examples of projects that are eligible to be funded by the CCS are:

  • Performances by community choirs, hip-hop groups, theatre companies or poets
  • Workshops on printmaking, writing, dancing or other creative forms
  • Exhibitions by local craft groups promoting weaving, pottery and carving
  • Festivals featuring local artists
  • Creation of a community film or a public artwork by a community
  • Development of new tukutuku, whakairo or kōwhaiwhai for a local marae


Projects must have an arts or creative cultural focus and benefit the Waitomo District community. Under the scheme “The Arts” is defined as “all forms of creative and interpretive expression”. The scheme supports a wide range of arts projects under the following art forms: craft/object arts, dance, inter-arts, literature, Maori Arts, multi-artform (including film), music, Pacific Arts, theatre and visual arts.

To check your project’s eligibility or for further details, please visit the funding and grants page on the WDC website or contact the Customer Services Team, Waitomo District Council, Queen Street, Te Kuiti on 07 878 0800 or free phone 0800 932 4357.


Applications close 5pm on Monday 1 November 2021.