Our People Our Place - Community Consultation

Our consultation is now finished.
Thank you for taking the time to tell us what you think about the future of our district


"It's about our people and our place, so tell us what you think" - Chief Executive, Ben Smit


Waitomo District Council has an opportunity to receive $14.2M as part of Central Government’s 3 waters ‘better off funding’ package.

It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend a significant amount of funds on community projects.

As a starter for ten, we are refreshing our Town Concept Plans and we want to know what you think!


View and download our Engagement Document (PDF 6.72 MB)

Read our Media Release here


Social Pinpoint - Interactive consultation platform


Town Concept Plans

Town Concept Plans were developed in 2019 for Maniaiti/Benneydale, Mōkau, Piopio, Te Kūiti, and Waitomo Caves Village. The plans were developed with each community and outline key Moves for each town and Actions and Priorities for implementation. 

Here are the Town Concept Plans:

Maniaiti / Benneydale Town Concept Plan (PDF 3.42 MB) (PDF 3.42 MB)

Mokau Town Concept Plan (PDF 4.3 MB) (PDF 4.3 MB) 

Piopio Town Concept Plan (PDF 4.81 MB) (PDF 4.81 MB)

Te Kūiti Town Concept Plan (PDF 8.88 MB) (PDF 8.88 MB) 

Waitomo Caves Village Town Concept Plan (PDF 3.94 MB) (PDF 3.94 MB) 


Tell us what you think

We are eager to hear your thoughts on the future of our District, and how you think we should spend our "better off" funding.


Saturday 25 June 2022 Marokopa Drop in Session 9am - 11am  Marokopa Community Recreation Hall
Saturday 25 June 2022 Mōkau Drop in Session 1pm - 3pm  Mōkau Hall
Wednesday 13 July 2022 Te Kūiti Drop in Session 2pm - 7pm  Railway Building 3, Rora Street
Tuesday 19 July 2022 Piopio in Session 2pm - 7pm  Piopio Memorial Hall
Thursday 21 July 2022 Waitomo Caves Village Drop in Session 2pm - 7pm  Waitomo Caves Museum
Wednesday 27 July 2022 Maniaiti/Benneydale Drop in Session 2pm - 7pm  Benneydale Library
Friday 29 July 2022 Te Kūiti Drop in Session 11am - 5pm  Railway Building 3, Rora Street