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A friendly reminder to our Piopio residents to please conserve water. Piopio township is still in Water Alert Level 3 and water use remains high. For water saving tips:
Urgent water shutdown notice
A water main has been shutdown so that our water services team can repair a leak on Anzac Street, Te Kūiti
This will affect the properties on Anzac Street from Matai Street down to Te Kūiti Road. We apologise for the short notice and inconvenience

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.