Conserve Water - Piopio
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: www.smartwater.org.nz/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

Adoption of Amended Freedom Camping Bylaw

6 Dec 2023, 9:39 AM

Waitomo District Council adopted the Freedom Camping Bylaw 2023 at the Council Meeting on 28 November 2023.

The Bylaw, which takes effect on 7 December 2023, has been amended to give effect to the Self-contained Motor Vehicles Legislation Act 2023 which amended the Freedom Camping Act 2011, to include:
- an update to the definition of freedom camp, motor vehicle, and self-contained vehicle;
- changes to the national rule, the default position is that freedom camping must now be in a self-contained vehicle;
- changes to the standard penalty charged for offences; and
- a clear exemption for homelessness, a person is not freedom camping if they are unable to live in appropriate accommodation and not on a visitor visa.


The Freedom Camping Bylaw is available here (PDF 6.18 MB). Email and hardcopies may also be requested.