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2021 Covid-19 Updates

23 December 2021 - 3.45pm

  • Waitomo District is in the Orange setting of the new Traffic Light Protection Framework
  • Read about the new Traffic Light system here
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in Te Kuiti is 43 and there are 0 in Piopio
  • There are currently 0 locations of interest in Te Kuiti 
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Parents and caregivers will be able to book vaccinations for 5-11 year-olds from 17 January 2022
  • There are 56 new positive community cases of Covid-19: Auckland (42), Waikato (4), Bay of Plenty (6), Lakes (2), Tairāwhiti* (1), and Taranaki (1).
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 10432.
  • The total number of people with the Omicron  variant is 28
  • 8895 people have now recovered.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 638, of which 560 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: two in Te Kūiti, one in Ōtorohanga, and one case with location information yet to be confirmed.
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts are in the red traffic light setting.
  • The rest of Waikato and the entire South Island are in orange
  • Auckland will move into Orange light setting on 11.59pm Thursday 30 December 2021. All other regions in Red will also move into Orange, excluding Northland.
  • There are 162 locations of interest, including 0 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • 3,822,918 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has first doses (93.2%); second doses (89%)
  • Waitomo District vaccination rate: first doses 94.9% and second doses 88.7% 
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Orange

  • Visit this page to read about our full list of services at Orange setting
  • Waitomo District Council’s elected members have resolved to implement a mandate requiring those wishing to enter a council-managed facility to provide a valid Covid-19 Vaccination Pass under the new Covid Protection Framework (CPF).  The policy will take effect from 8am on Monday 17 January 2022.

    For anyone aged 12 years three months and older, their My Vaccine Pass will need to be sighted for entry to:

    • Waitomo District Library
    • Waitomo District Council Admin Building and Council Chambers
    • Te Kuiti i-Site
    • Council Controlled Halls (and community managed Council halls where required in accordance with the CPF)
    • Waitomo District Aquatic Centre
  • Visit this page to find a local testing station, vaccination clinics and other COVID-19 information including isolating at home.
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz

 

22 December 2021 - 2.35pm

  • Waitomo District is in the Orange setting of the new Traffic Light Protection Framework
  • Read about the new Traffic Light system here
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in Te Kuiti is 48 and there are 0 in Piopio
  • There are currently 0 locations of interest in Te Kuiti 
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Parents and caregivers will be able to book vaccinations for 5-11 year-olds from 17 January 2022
  • There are 56 new positive community cases of Covid-19: Auckland (33), Waikato (6), Bay of Plenty (11), Lakes (4), Taranaki (1), Hutt Valley (1)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 10375.
  • The total number of people with the Omicron  variant is 28
  • 8722 people have now recovered.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 634, of which 546 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: three in Te Kūiti, two in Tokoroa and one who usually resides outside the Waikato and is isolating in Te Kūiti.
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts are in the red traffic light setting.
  • The rest of Waikato and the entire South Island are in orange
  • Auckland will move into Orange light setting on 11.59pm Thursday 30 December 2021. All other regions in Red will also move into Orange, excluding Northland.
  • There are 160 locations of interest, including 0 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • 3,815,424 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has first doses (93.2%); second doses (89%)
  • Waitomo District vaccination rate: first doses 94.9% and second doses 88.4% 
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Orange

  • Visit this page to read about our full list of services at Orange setting
  • Waitomo District Council’s elected members have resolved to implement a mandate requiring those wishing to enter a council-managed facility to provide a valid Covid-19 Vaccination Pass under the new Covid Protection Framework (CPF).  The policy will take effect from 8am on Monday 17 January 2022.

    For anyone aged 12 years three months and older, their My Vaccine Pass will need to be sighted for entry to:

    • Waitomo District Library
    • Waitomo District Council Admin Building and Council Chambers
    • Te Kuiti i-Site
    • Council Controlled Halls (and community managed Council halls where required in accordance with the CPF)
    • Waitomo District Aquatic Centre
  • Visit this page to find a local testing station, vaccination clinics and other COVID-19 information including isolating at home.
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz

 

21 December 2021 - 2.10pm

  • Waitomo District is in the Orange setting of the new Traffic Light Protection Framework
  • Read about the new Traffic Light system here
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in Te Kuiti is 45 and there are 0 in Piopio
  • There are currently 0 locations of interest in Te Kuiti 
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • There are 28 new positive community cases of Covid-19:  Auckland (21), Waikato (0), Bay of Plenty (5), Taranaki (2)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 10320.
  • The total number of people with the Omicron  variant is 22
  • 8645 people have now recovered.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 630, of which 543 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: 0
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts are in the red traffic light setting.
  • The rest of Waikato and the entire South Island are in orange
  • Auckland will move into Orange light setting on 11.59pm Thursday 30 December 2021. All other regions in Red will also move into Orange, excluding Northland.
  • There are 148 locations of interest, including 0 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • 3,808,013 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has first doses (93.1%); second doses (88.8%)
  • Waitomo District vaccination rate: first doses 94.8% and second doses 88.1% 
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Orange

  • Visit this page to read about our full list of services at Orange setting
  • Waitomo District Council’s elected members have resolved to implement a mandate requiring those wishing to enter a council-managed facility to provide a valid Covid-19 Vaccination Pass under the new Covid Protection Framework (CPF).  The policy will take effect from 8am on Monday 17 January 2022.

    For anyone aged 12 years three months and older, their My Vaccine Pass will need to be sighted for entry to:

    • Waitomo District Library
    • Waitomo District Council Admin Building and Council Chambers
    • Te Kuiti i-Site
    • Council Controlled Halls (and community managed Council halls where required in accordance with the CPF)
    • Waitomo District Aquatic Centre
  • Visit this page to find a local testing station, vaccination clinics and other COVID-19 information including isolating at home.
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz

 

20 December 2021 - 2.50pm

  • Waitomo District is in the Orange setting of the new Traffic Light Protection Framework
  • Read about the new Traffic Light system here
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in Te Kuiti is 48 and there are 0 in Piopio
  • There are currently 0 locations of interest in Te Kuiti 
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • There are 69 new positive community cases of Covid-19:  Auckland (59), Waikato (7), Bay of Plenty (2), Taranaki (1)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 10289. 
  • 8527 people have now recovered.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 630, of which 538 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: five in Te Kūiti, one in Huntly and one in Tokoroa.
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts are in the red traffic light setting.
  • The rest of Waikato and the entire South Island are in orange
  • Auckland will move into Orange light setting on 11.59pm Thursday 30 December 2021. All other regions in Red will also move into Orange, excluding Northland.
  • There are 149 locations of interest, including 0 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • 3,801,569 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has first doses (93.2%); second doses (88.6%)
  • Waitomo District vaccination rate: first doses 94.8% and second doses 87.9% 
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Orange

  • Visit this page to read about our full list of services at Orange setting
  • Waitomo District Council’s elected members have resolved to implement a mandate requiring those wishing to enter a council-managed facility to provide a valid Covid-19 Vaccination Pass under the new Covid Protection Framework (CPF).  The policy will take effect from 8am on Monday 17 January 2022.

    For anyone aged 12 years three months and older, their My Vaccine Pass will need to be sighted for entry to:

    • Waitomo District Library
    • Waitomo District Council Admin Building and Council Chambers
    • Te Kuiti i-Site
    • Council Controlled Halls (and community managed Council halls where required in accordance with the CPF)
    • Waitomo District Aquatic Centre
  • Visit this page to find a local testing station, vaccination clinics and other COVID-19 information including isolating at home.
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz

 

19 December 2021 - 5pm

  • Waitomo District is in the Orange setting of the new Traffic Light Protection Framework
  • Read about the new Traffic Light system here
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in Te Kuiti is 49 and there are 0 in Piopio
  • There are currently 0 locations of interest in Te Kuiti 
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • There are 55 new positive community cases of Covid-19:  Auckland (41), Waikato (4), Bay of Plenty (3), Taranaki (7)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 10220. 
  • 8360 people have now recovered.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 627, of which 530 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: Three in Te Kūiti and one in Tokoroa. Of these cases, three are confirmed as linked and one case remains under investigation to determine any links to previous cases.
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts are in the red traffic light setting.
  • The rest of Waikato and the entire South Island are in orange
  • Auckland will move into Orange light setting on 11.59pm Thursday 30 December 2021. All other regions in Red will also move into Orange, excluding Northland.
  • There are 131 locations of interest, including 0 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • 3,798,165 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has first doses (93.2%); second doses (88.8%)
  • Waitomo District vaccination rate: first doses 94.5% and second doses 87% 
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Orange

  • Visit this page to read about our full list of services at Orange setting
  • Waitomo District Council’s elected members have resolved to implement a mandate requiring those wishing to enter a council-managed facility to provide a valid Covid-19 Vaccination Pass under the new Covid Protection Framework (CPF).  The policy will take effect from 8am on Monday 17 January 2022.

    For anyone aged 12 years three months and older, their My Vaccine Pass will need to be sighted for entry to:

    • Waitomo District Library
    • Waitomo District Council Admin Building and Council Chambers
    • Te Kuiti i-Site
    • Council Controlled Halls (and community managed Council halls where required in accordance with the CPF)
    • Waitomo District Aquatic Centre
  • Visit this page to find a local testing station, vaccination clinics and other COVID-19 information including isolating at home.
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz

 

17 December 2021 - 3.10pm

  • Waitomo District is in the Orange setting of the new Traffic Light Protection Framework
  • Read about the new Traffic Light system here
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in Te Kuiti is 52, and there are 2 in Piopio
  • There are currently locations of interest in Te Kuiti at Mitre 10, The Warehouse, Tiffany's Cafe, Te Kuiti Medical Centre  and New World
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • There are 76 new positive community cases of Covid-19:  Auckland (47), Waikato (15), Bay of Plenty (10), Lakes (1), Taranaki (3)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 10129. 
  • 8025 people have now recovered.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 617, of which 508 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: six in Hamilton and six in Te Kūiti. The locations of the three remaining cases are still under investigation.
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts are in the red traffic light setting.
  • The rest of Waikato and the entire South Island are in orange
  • Auckland will move into Orange light setting on 11.59pm Thursday 30 December 2021. All other regions in Red will also move into Orange, excluding Northland.
  • There are 102 locations of interest, including 6 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • 3,783,760 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has first doses (92.9%); second doses (88%)
  • Waitomo District vaccination rate: first doses 94.5% and second doses 87% 
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Orange

  • Visit this page to read about our full list of services at Orange setting
  • Waitomo District Council’s elected members have resolved to implement a mandate requiring those wishing to enter a council-managed facility to provide a valid Covid-19 Vaccination Pass under the new Covid Protection Framework (CPF).  The policy will take effect from 8am on Monday 17 January 2022.

    For anyone aged 12 years three months and older, their My Vaccine Pass will need to be sighted for entry to:

    • Waitomo District Library
    • Waitomo District Council Admin Building and Council Chambers
    • Te Kuiti i-Site
    • Council Controlled Halls (and community managed Council halls where required in accordance with the CPF)
    • Waitomo District Aquatic Centre
  • Visit this page to find a local testing station, vaccination clinics and other COVID-19 information including isolating at home.
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz

 

16 December 2021 - 3pm

  • Waitomo District is in the Orange setting of the new Traffic Light Protection Framework
  • Read about the new Traffic Light system here
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in Te Kuiti is 50, and there are 3 in Piopio
  • There are currently 7 locations of interest in Te Kuiti at Mitre 10, The Warehouse, Tiffany's Cafe, Te Kuiti Medical Centre  and New World
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • There are 91 new positive community cases of Covid-19:  Auckland (55), Waikato (7), Bay of Plenty (10), Lakes (1), Taranaki (16)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 10054. 
  • 7834 people have now recovered.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 601, of which 497 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: five are in Hamilton, one is in Te Kūiti and one case will be reported as in Waihi.
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts are in the red traffic light setting.
  • The rest of Waikato and the entire South Island are in orange
  • Auckland will move into Orange light setting on 11.59pm Thursday 30 December 2021. All other regions in Red will also move into Orange, excluding Northland.
  • There are 89 locations of interest, including 7 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • 3,775,269 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has first doses (92.9%); second doses (88%)
  • Waitomo District vaccination rate: first doses 94.5% and second doses 87% 
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Orange

 

15 December 2021 - 8.35pm

  • Waitomo District is in the Orange setting of the new Traffic Light Protection Framework
  • Read about the new Traffic Light system here
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in Te Kuiti is 56, and there are 6 in Piopio
  • There are currently 7 locations of interest in Te Kuiti at Mitre 10, The Warehouse, Tiffany's Cafe, Te Kuiti Medical Centre  and New World
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • There are 74 new positive community cases of Covid-19:  Auckland (56), Waikato (9), Bay of Plenty (7), Lakes (1), Canterbury (1*).
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 9963. 
  • 7660 people have now recovered.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 597, of which 485 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: five in Te Kuiti and four in Hamilton
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts are in the red traffic light setting.
  • The rest of Waikato and the entire South Island are in orange
  • Auckland will move into Orange light setting on 11.59pm Thursday 30 December 2021. All other regions in Red will also move into Orange, excluding Northland.
  • There are 81 locations of interest, including 7 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • 3,766,864 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has first doses (92.8%); second doses (87.7%)
  • Waitomo District vaccination rate: first doses 94.5% and second doses 86.8% 
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Orange

 

14 December 2021 - 2.35pm

  • Waitomo District is in the Orange setting of the new Traffic Light Protection Framework
  • Read about the new Traffic Light system here
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in Te Kuiti is 57, and there are 6 in Piopio
  • There are currently locations of interest in Te Kuiti at Mitre 10, The Warehouse, Tiffany's Cafe  and New World
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • There are 80 new positive community cases of Covid-19: Auckland (51), Waikato (21), Bay of Plenty (7), Lakes (1).
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 9890. 
  • 3027 people have now recovered.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 588, of which 475 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: 11 in Te Kūiti, three in Tokoroa, two in Ōtorohanga, two in Hamilton, one in Te Awamutu, one in Taumarunui and one in Huntly.  
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts are in the red traffic light setting.
  • The rest of Waikato and the entire South Island are in orange
  • Auckland will move into Orange light setting on 11.59pm Thursday 30 December 2021. All other regions in Red will also move into Orange, excluding Northland.
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 88 locations of interest, including 8 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • 3,758,735 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has first doses (92.8%); second doses (87.5%)
  • Waitomo District vaccination rate: first doses 94.4% and second doses 86.4% 
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Orange

 

13 December 2021 - 4.15pm

  • Waitomo District is in the Orange setting of the new Traffic Light Protection Framework
  • Read about the new Traffic Light system here
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in Te Kuiti is 50, and there are 8 in Piopio
  • There are currently locations of interest in Te Kuiti at Mitre 10, The Warehouse, Tiffany's Cafe  and New World
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • There are 101 new positive community cases of Covid-19: Auckland (97), Bay of Plenty (1), Taranaki (1), Nelson-Marlborough (1), Canterbury (1)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 9814. 
  • 3003 people have now recovered.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 567, of which 451 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: 
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts are in the red traffic light setting.
  • The rest of Waikato and the entire South Island are in orange
  • Auckland will move into Orange light setting on 11.59pm Thursday 30 December 2021. All other regions in Red will also move into Orange, excluding Northland.
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 106 locations of interest, including 8 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • 3,747,367 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has first doses (92.4%); second doses (86.5%)
  • Waitomo District vaccination rate: first doses 93.9% and second doses 85.2% 
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Orange

 

10 December 2021 - 3.15pm

  • Waitomo District is in the Orange setting of the new Traffic Light Protection Framework
  • Read about the new Traffic Light system here
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in Te Kuiti is 57, and there are 7 in Piopio
  • There are currently locations of interest in Te Kuiti at Mitre 10, The Warehouse and New World
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • There are 95 new positive community cases of Covid-19: Auckland (75), Waikato (11), Bay of Plenty (5), Lakes (1), Nelson-Tasman (1)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 9552. 
  • 2922 people have now recovered.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 554, of which 410 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: six in Te Kūiti, two in Huntly, one in Ōtorohanga, one in Hamilton and one in Pauanui.
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts are in the red traffic light setting.
  • The rest of Waikato and the entire South Island are in orange
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 124 locations of interest, including 8 in Te Kuiti and 3 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • 3,729,419 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has first doses (92.4%); second doses (86.5%)
  • Waitomo District vaccination rate: first doses 93.9% and second doses 85.2% 
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Orange

9 December 2021 - 2pm

  • Waitomo District is in the Orange setting of the new Traffic Light Protection Framework
  • Read about the new Traffic Light system here
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in Te Kuiti is 54, Te Anga has 2 and there are 7 in Piopio
  • There are currently locations of interest in Te Kuiti all at Mitre 10
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • There are 103 new positive community cases of Covid-19: Auckland (88), Waikato (9), Bay of Plenty (5), Lakes (1)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 9457. 
  • 2941 people have now recovered.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 542, of which 393 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: five in Te Kūiti, two in Ōtorohanga, one in Cambridge and one in Tokoroa.
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts are in the red traffic light setting.
  • The rest of Waikato and the entire South Island are in orange
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 130 locations of interest, including 6 in Te Kuiti and 3 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • 3,719,864 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has first doses (92.4%); second doses (86.5%)
  • Waitomo District vaccination rate: first doses 93.9% and second doses 85.2% 
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Orange

 

8 December 2021 - 4pm

  • Waitomo District is now in the Orange setting of the new Traffic Light Protection Framework
  • Read about the new Traffic Light system here
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in Te Kuiti is 52, Te Anga has 2 and there are 6 in Piopio
  • There are currently locations of interest in Te Kuiti all at Mitre 10
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Students from Te Kuiti High School, Piopio College and Piopio Primary are currently learning from home due to the current outbreak
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • There are 90 new positive community cases of Covid-19: Northland (3), Auckland (71), Waikato (9), Bay of Plenty (5), Lakes (1), Nelson-Tasman (1)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 9354. 
  • 2932 people have now recovered.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 533, of which 386 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: six in Te Kuiti, one in Ōtorohanga, one in Taumarunui and one location under investigation.
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts are in the red traffic light setting.
  • The rest of Waikato and the entire South Island are in orange
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 143 locations of interest, including 6 in Te Kuiti and 3 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • 3,710,234 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has first doses (92.3%); second doses (86.1%)
  • Waitomo District vaccination rate: first doses 93.8% and second doses 84.7% 
  • For residents who need extra financial assistance, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Orange

 

7 December 2021 - 2pm

  • Waitomo District is now in the Orange setting of the new Traffic Light Protection Framework
  • Read about the new Traffic Light system here
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in Te Kuiti is 48, Te Anga has 2 and there are 7 in Piopio
  • There are currently 0 locations of interest in Te Kuiti
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Students from Te Kuiti High School, Piopio College and Piopio Primary are currently learning from home due to the current outbreak
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • There are 98 new positive community cases of Covid-19: Auckland (74), Waikato (10), Bay of Plenty (8); Taranaki (1); Nelson Marlborough (5)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 9266. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 526, of which 265 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases:  three in Te Kūiti, two in Ōtorohanga, two in Huntly, two in Tokoroa, and one in Hamilton.
  • 2892 people have now recovered.
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts are in the red traffic light setting.
  • The rest of Waikato and the entire South Island are in orange
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 134 locations of interest, including 0 in Te Kuiti and 3 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • 3,699,719 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has now reached 90% first dose administered.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 83.6% of eligible residents having their second dose. The percentage of eligible residents receiving their first dose is 93.1%.
  • For residents who need extra financial assistance, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Orange

6 December 2021 - 2.15pm

  • Waitomo District is now in the Orange setting of the new Traffic Light Protection Framework
  • Read about the new Traffic Light system here
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in Te Kuiti is 52, Te Anga has 2 and there are 7 in Piopio
  • There are currently locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including The Warehouse, and New World.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • There are 135 new positive community cases of Covid-19: Auckland (125), Waikato (8), Canterbury (2)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 9171. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 517, of which 265 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: with five in Te Kūiti and one each in Huntly, Ōtorohanga and Ngāruawāhia.
  • 2805 people have now recovered.
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts are in the red traffic light setting.
  • The rest of Waikato and the entire South Island are in orange
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 148 locations of interest, including 2 in Te Kuiti and 3 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • 3,688,689 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has now reached 90% first dose administered.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 83.6% of eligible residents having their second dose. The percentage of eligible residents receiving their first dose is 93.1%.
  • For residents who need extra financial assistance, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Orange

 

5 December 2021 - 5.30pm

  • Waitomo District is now in the Orange setting of the new Traffic Light Protection Framework
  • Read about the new Traffic Light system here
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 50, including 6 in Piopio
  • There are currently locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including The Warehouse, and New World.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • There are 106 new positive community cases of Covid-19: Northland (3), Auckland (93), Waikato (8), Whanganui (1), Canterbury (1)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 9037. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 508, of which 250 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: two in Hamilton, two in Te Kūiti, three in Piopio and one in Huntly.
  • 2757 people have now recovered.
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts are in the red traffic light setting.
  • The rest of Waikato and the entire South Island are in orange
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 148 locations of interest, including 2 in Te Kuiti and 3 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • 3,681,862 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has now reached 90% first dose administered.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 82.8% of eligible residents having their second dose. The percentage of eligible residents receiving their first dose is 92.7%.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Orange

 

3 December 2021 - 1.30pm

  • Waitomo District is now in the Orange setting of the new Traffic Light Protection Framework
  • Read about the new Traffic Light system here
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 44, including 2 in Piopio
  • There are currently locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including The Warehouse, and New World.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • There are 92 new positive community cases of Covid-19:  Auckland (80), Waikato (2), Bay of Plenty (5); Lakes (1); Northland (1); Nelson Marlborough (1); Taranaki (2)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 8836. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 478, of which 249 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: The location for one of these cases is currently under investigation. The other case lives in Rotorua but is isolating in the Waikato region and is being transferred to Waikato.
  • 2681 people have now recovered.
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts are in the red traffic light setting.
  • The rest of Waikato and the entire South Island are in orange
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 144 locations of interest, including 3 in Te Kuiti and 3 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • 3,649,868 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has now reached 90% first dose administered.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 82.8% of eligible residents having their second dose. The percentage of eligible residents receiving their first dose is 92.7%.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Orange

  • Visit this page to read about our full list of services at Orange setting
  • Visit this page to find a local testing station, vaccination clinics and other COVID-19 information including isolating at home.
  • Our council office, Te Kuiti i-SITE opening hours are 9am to 4pm weekdays. 
  • WDC Customer Services remain available 24/7 by email: info@waitomo.govt.nz  or by calling: 0800 932 4357.
  • Waitomo District Library is open and operating at a reduced level of service of 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Numbers will be limited.
  • Waitomo District Pool is now open and operating under normal opening hours.
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz

2 December 2021 - 3pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 2
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • At 11.59pm on Thursday, December 2, Waitomo District will move to the new traffic light framework at setting Orange
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 42 (3 confirmed today), including 2 in Piopio
  • There are currently locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including Riverside Lodge, Unichem Chemist, The Warehouse, and New World.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please consider doing so. Details are here
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 172 new positive community cases of Covid-19:  Auckland (142), Waikato (15), Bay of Plenty (1); Lakes (2); MidCentral (1); Nelson Marlborough (9)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 8745. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 476, of which 210 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: six are in Kawhia, three in Te Kūiti, two in Hamilton, two in Ngāruawāhia, one in Huntly, and one is under investigation.
  • 2624 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is currently in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 163 locations of interest, including 5 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a COVID test and self isolate
  • 3,632,748 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has now reached 90% first dose administered.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 76.13% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,077 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Health officials continue to assess the latest international information on the new B.1.1.529 variant, which the World Health Organization has named Omicron.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • At 11.59pm on Thursday, December 2, the whole country will move to the new traffic light framework.
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts will move in at red.
  • The rest of Waikato will move into Orange as well as the entire South Island
  • At midnight Sunday January 16, fully vaccinated New Zealanders can travel from Australia without MIQ
  • From midnight Feb 13, fully vaccinated New Zealanders will be able to travel from all other countries
  • All travellers will require a negative pre-departure test, and vaccination documentation.
  • They will need a day 0/1 test on arrival. There will be a requirement to self isolate on arrival, and they will need another negative test before leaving isolation.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our full list of services at Level 2
  • Visit this page to find a local testing station, vaccination clinics and other COVID-19 information including isolating at home.
  • Our council office, Te Kuiti i-SITE opening hours are 9am to 4pm weekdays. 
  • WDC Customer Services remain available 24/7 by email: info@waitomo.govt.nz  or by calling: 0800 932 4357.
  • Waitomo District Library is open and operating at a reduced level of service of 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Numbers will be limited.
  • Waitomo District Pool is now open and operating under normal opening hours.
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz

1 December 2021 - 3pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 2
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • At 11.59pm on Thursday, December 2, Waitomo District will move to the new traffic light framework at setting Orange
  • The total of active positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 43 (7 confirmed today), including 2 in Piopio
  • There are currently locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including Riverside Lodge, Unichem Chemist, The Warehouse, and New World.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please consider doing so. Details are here
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 146 new positive community cases of Covid-19:  Auckland (124), Waikato (14), Bay of Plenty (4); Nelson Marlborough (4)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 8574. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 476, of which 210 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: six are in Kawhia, three in Te Kūiti, two in Hamilton, two in Ngāruawāhia, one in Huntly, and one is under investigation.
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2592 people have now recovered.
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 162 locations of interest, including 5 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a COVID test and self isolate
  • 3,618,781 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has now reached 90% first dose administered.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 76.13% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,077 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here

Our Council - Level 2

30 November 2021 - 2.15pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 2
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • At 11.59pm on Thursday, December 2, Waitomo District will move to the new traffic light framework at setting Orange
  • The total of confirmed active positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 43 (4 confirmed today), including 1 in Piopio
  • There are currently locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including Riverside Lodge, Unichem Chemist, Super Value, The Warehouse, and New World.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 134 new positive community cases of Covid-19:  Northland (1), Auckland (116), Waikato (8), Bay of Plenty (9)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 8431. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 449, of which 185 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: four are in Te Kūiti, one in Huntly, one in Hamilton, one in Ngāruawāhia, and one in Te Awamutu.
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2580 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is currently in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 152 locations of interest, including 8 in Te Kuiti,  and 1 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a COVID test and self isolate
  • 3,604,193 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has now reached 90% first dose administered.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 76.13% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,077 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Health officials continue to assess the latest international information on the new B.1.1.529 variant, which the World Health Organization has named Omicron.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • At 11.59pm on Thursday, December 2, the whole country will move to the new traffic light framework.
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts will move in at red.
  • The rest of Waikato will move into Orange as well as the entire South Island
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 2

 

29 November 2021 - 4.15pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 2
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • At 11.59pm on Thursday, December 2, Waitomo District will move to the new traffic light framework at setting Orange
  • The total of confirmed active positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 45 (2 confirmed today), including 1 in Piopio
  • There are currently 10 locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including Riverside Lodge, Unichem Chemist, Super Value, The Warehouse, and New World.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 182 new positive community cases of Covid-19:  Auckland (167), Northland (5), Waikato (10)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 8298. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 439, of which 179 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: four in Huntly, two in Te Kūiti, one in Hamilton, and the location of the remaining three are still to be confirmed.
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2588 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is currently in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 164 locations of interest, including 10 in Te Kuiti,  and 1 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a COVID test and self isolate
  • 3,592,142 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has now reached 90% first dose administered.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 73.58% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,275 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Health officials continue to assess the latest international information on the new B.1.1.529 variant, which the World Health Organization has named Omicron.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • At 11.59pm on Thursday, December 2, the whole country will move to the new traffic light framework.
  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts will move in at red.
  • The rest of Waikato will move into Orange as well as the entire South Island
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 2

28 November 2021 - 4.50pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 2
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • The total of confirmed active positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 44 (2 confirmed today), including 1 in Piopio
  • There are currently 13 locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including Riverside Lodge, Unichem Chemist, Super Value, The Warehouse, Mitre 10 and New World.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 144 new positive community cases of Covid-19:  Auckland (128), Northland (2) Waikato (9), Bay of Plenty (4), Hawke’s Bay (1)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 8118. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 430, of which 179 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: five in Hamilton, two in Te Kūiti, one in Cambridge, one in Kawhia.
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2560 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is currently in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 186 locations of interest, including 13 in Te Kuiti,  and 1 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a COVID test and self isolate
  • 3,584,003 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has now reached 90% first dose administered.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 73.58% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,275 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Health officials continue to assess the latest international information on the new B.1.1.529 variant, which the World Health Organization has named Omicron.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • At 11.59pm on Thursday, December 2, the whole country will move to the new traffic light framework.
  • Auckland will then move into red, while Cabinet will decide on 29 November which level other parts of the country start at based on regional vaccination rates. No region will move into green.
  • At midnight Sunday January 16, fully vaccinated New Zealanders can travel from Australia without MIQ
  • From midnight Feb 13, fully vaccinated New Zealanders will be able to travel from all other countries
  • All travellers will require a negative pre-departure test, and vaccination documentation.
  • They will need a day 0/1 test on arrival. There will be a requirement to self isolate on arrival, and they will need another negative test before leaving isolation.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our full list of services at Level 2
  • Our council office, Te Kuiti i-SITE opening hours are 9am to 4pm. 
  • WDC Customer Services remain available 24/7 by email: info@waitomo.govt.nz  or by calling: 0800 932 4357.
  • Waitomo District Library is open and operating at a reduced level of service of 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Numbers will be limited.
  • Waitomo District Pool is now open and operating under normal opening hours.
  • Public toilets and playgrounds are open under Level 2. Please adhere to the 2m physical distancing rules and maintain good hygiene.
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz

27 November 2021 - 5.50pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 2
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • The total of confirmed active positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 42 (6 confirmed today), including 1 in Piopio
  • There are currently 14 locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including Riverside Lodge, Unichem Chemist, Super Value, The Warehouse and New World.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • There is also a pop-up testing station at Centennial Park, William Street entrance this Thursday to Sunday from 10am-2pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 145 new positive community cases of Covid-19: Auckland (127), Waikato (13), Bay of Plenty (4), Canterbury (1)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 7975. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 420, of which 128 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: six are in Te Kūiti, three in Huntly, two in Hamilton, one in Te Kauwhata, and one in Ōtorohanga. All are under investigation for links to previous cases.
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2494 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is currently in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 185 locations of interest, including 14 in Te Kuiti,  and 1 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a COVID test and self isolate
  • 3,569,405 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has now reached 90% first dose administered.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 73.58% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,275 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • At 11.59pm on Thursday, December 2, the whole country will move to the new traffic light framework.
  • Auckland will then move into red, while Cabinet will decide on 29 November which level other parts of the country start at based on regional vaccination rates. No region will move into green.
  • At midnight Sunday January 16, fully vaccinated New Zealanders can travel from Australia without MIQ
  • From midnight Feb 13, fully vaccinated New Zealanders will be able to travel from all other countries
  • All travellers will require a negative pre-departure test, and vaccination documentation.
  • They will need a day 0/1 test on arrival. There will be a requirement to self isolate on arrival, and they will need another negative test before leaving isolation.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 2

26 November 2021 - 2pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 2
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • The total of confirmed active positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 41 (4 confirmed today), including 1 in Piopio
  • There are currently 17 locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including Riverside Lodge, Unichem Chemist, Super Value, The Warehouse and New World.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • There is also a pop-up testing station at Centennial Park, William Street entrance this Thursday to Sunday from 10am-2pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 173 new positive community cases of Covid-19: Auckland (154), Waikato (15), Northland (1), Bay of Plenty (2), Lakes (1)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 7660. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 408, of which 109 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: six in Huntly, four in Hamilton, three in Te Kūiti, and two in Ngāruawāhia.
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2477 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is currently in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 184 locations of interest, including 17 in Te Kuiti,  and 1 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a COVID test and self isolate
  • 3,556,982 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has now reached 90% first dose administered.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 73.58% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,275 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • At 11.59pm on Thursday, December 2, the whole country will move to the new traffic light framework.
  • Auckland will then move into red, while Cabinet will decide on 29 November which level other parts of the country start at based on regional vaccination rates. No region will move into green.
  • At midnight Sunday January 16, fully vaccinated New Zealanders can travel from Australia without MIQ
  • From midnight Feb 13, fully vaccinated New Zealanders will be able to travel from all other countries
  • All travellers will require a negative pre-departure test, and vaccination documentation.
  • They will need a day 0/1 test on arrival. There will be a requirement to self isolate on arrival, and they will need another negative test before leaving isolation.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 2

25 November 2021 - 2pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 2
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • The total of confirmed active positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 43 (8 confirmed today), including 1 in Piopio
  • There are currently 15 locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including Riverside Lodge, Unichem Chemist, Super Value, The Warehouse, New World, Paper Plus, Z Petrol Station and Mitre 10.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • There is also a pop-up testing station at Centennial Park, William Street entrance this Thursday to Sunday from 10am-2pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 178 new positive community cases of Covid-19: Auckland (149), Waikato (16), Northland (2), Bay of Plenty (9), Lakes (1), MidCentral (1)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 7660. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 393, of which 109 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: Eight are in Te Kūiti, five in Huntly and three in Kawhia. All cases are linked to known cases.
  • One case reported yesterday has now been confirmed as being in Piopio
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2463 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is currently in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 179 locations of interest, including 15 in Te Kuiti,  and 1 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a COVID test and self isolate
  • 3,544,945 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has now reached 90% first dose administered.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 73.58% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,275 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • At 11.59pm on Thursday, December 2, the whole country will move to the new traffic light framework.
  • Auckland will then move into red, while Cabinet will decide on 29 November which level other parts of the country start at based on regional vaccination rates. No region will move into green.
  • At midnight Sunday January 16, fully vaccinated New Zealanders can travel from Australia without MIQ
  • From midnight Feb 13, fully vaccinated New Zealanders will be able to travel from all other countries
  • All travellers will require a negative pre-departure test, and vaccination documentation.
  • They will need a day 0/1 test on arrival. There will be a requirement to self isolate on arrival, and they will need another negative test before leaving isolation.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 2

24 November 2021 - 3.30pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 2
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • At 11.59pm on Thursday, December 2, the whole country will move to the new traffic light framework.
  • Auckland will then move into red, while Cabinet will decide on 29 November which level other parts of the country start at based on regional vaccination rates. No region will move into green.
  • The total of confirmed active positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 35 (9 confirmed today) 
  • There are currently 20 locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including Riverside Lodge, Unichem Chemist, Super Value, The Warehouse, New World, PlaceMakers, Paper Plus, Farmlands and McIndoe Group, Z Petrol Station and Mitre 10.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 214 new positive community cases of Covid-19: Auckland (181), Waikato (18), Northland (3), Bay of Plenty (12), Canterbury (1 however this is a historical case).
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 7484. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 379, of which 108 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: Nine are in Te Kūiti, two in Huntly, two in Ōtorohanga, one in Hamilton, one in Te Awamutu, one in Te Kauwhata, one in Tokoroa, and one which remains under investigation.
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2462 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is currently in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 177 locations of interest, including 20 in Te Kuiti,  and 3 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a COVID test and self isolate
  • 3,532,650 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has now reached 90% first dose administered.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 73.58% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,275 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • At midnight Sunday January 16, fully vaccinated New Zealanders can travel from Australia without MIQ
  • From midnight Feb 13, fully vaccinated New Zealanders will be able to travel from all other countries
  • All travellers will require a negative pre-departure test, and vaccination documentation.
  • They will need a day 0/1 test on arrival. There will be a requirement to self isolate on arrival, and they will need another negative test before leaving isolation.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

23 November 2021 - 2.25pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 2
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • At 11.59pm on Thursday, December 2, the whole country will move to the new traffic light framework.
  • Auckland will then move into red, while Cabinet will decide on November 29 which level other parts of the country start at based on regional vaccination rates.
  • The total of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 27 (1 confirmed today)
  • There are currently 18 locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including Unichem Chemist, Super Value, The Warehouse, New World, PlaceMakers, Paper Plus, Farmlands and McIndoe Group, Z Petrol Station and Mitre 10.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 215 new positive community cases of Covid-19: Auckland (196), Waikato (11), Northland (4), Bay of Plenty (1) Lakes (2), **MidCentral (1 - announced yesterday)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 7268. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 361, of which 106 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: 6 from Huntly, 3 from Kawhia, 1 from Te Kūiti, and 1 from Ōtorohanga.
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2453 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is currently in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 158 locations of interest, including 18 in Te Kuiti,  and 3 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a COVID test and self isolate
  • 3,519,996 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has now reached 90% first dose administered.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 71.59% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,429 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 2

22 November 2021 - 4.20pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 2
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • At 11.59pm on Thursday, December 2, the whole country will move to the new traffic light framework.
  • Auckland will then move into red, while Cabinet will decide on November 29 which level other parts of the country start at based on regional vaccination rates.
  • The total of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 26 (8 confirmed today)
  • There are currently 17 locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including Super Value, The Warehouse, New World, PlaceMakers, Paper Plus, Farmlands and McIndoe Group, Z Petrol Station and Mitre 10.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 205 new positive community cases of Covid-19: Auckland (175), Waikato (20), Northland (4), Bay of Plenty (5), Lakes (1).
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 7054. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 350, of which 98 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: 8 are from Te Kūiti, 7 from Huntly, 3 from Hamilton, and one each from Ngāruawāhia and Ōtorohanga.
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2307 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is currently in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2
  • People fully vaccinated or have a negative test will be able to cross the Auckland border from 15 December.
  • There are 158 locations of interest, including 17 in Te Kuiti,  and 5 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a COVID test and self isolate
  • 3,502,536 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has now reached 90% first dose administered.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 71.59% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,429 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 2

21 November 2021 - 6pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 2
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • The total of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 16
  • There are currently 17 locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including Super Value, The Warehouse, New World, PlaceMakers, Paper Plus, Farmlands and McIndoe Group, Z Petrol Station and Mitre 10.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 149 new positive community cases of Covid-19 -Auckland (140), Waikato (6), Northland* (2), Bay of Plenty (1), Lakes (1), Canterbury (1).
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 6850. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 331, of which 98 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: 3 of the cases were from Hamilton, 1 from Huntly, and 2 have been classified as being from Te Kauwhata with further investigation pending to confirm this location.
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2305 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is currently in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2
  • There are 146 locations of interest, including 17 in Te Kuiti,  and 6 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a COVID test and self isolate
  • 3,502,536 people are now fully vaccinated
  • Waikato DHB has now reached 90% first dose administered.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 71.59% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,429 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 2

20 November 2021 - 1.35pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 2
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • The total of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 16 (6 confirmed today)
  • There are currently 12 locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including The Warehouse, New World, PlaceMakers, Paper Plus, Farmlands and McIndoe Group, Z Petrol Station and Mitre 10.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 172 new positive community cases of Covid-19 - Auckland (148), Waikato (12), Northland (4), Bay of Plenty (3) Lakes (4), Wellington (1)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 6701. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 325, of which 98 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: with 6 in Te Kūiti, 2 in Hamilton, 2 in Te Awamutu, 1 in Huntly, and 1 in Tokoroa
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2305people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is currently in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2
  • There are 98 locations of interest, including 13 in Te Kuiti,  and 8 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a COVID test and self isolate
  • 3,486,960 people are now fully vaccinated
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 71.59% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,429 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 2

19 November 2021 - 3.20pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 2
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • The total of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 10 (3 confirmed today)
  • There are currently 13 locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including The Warehouse, New World, PlaceMakers, Paper Plus, Farmlands and McIndoe Group, Z Petrol Station and Mitre 10.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 198 new positive community cases of Covid-19 - Auckland (152), Waikato (30), Northland (5), *Bay of Plenty (6) *Lakes (2), *MidCentral (1), Wairarapa (1), Canterbury (1)
  • The total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 6532. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 312, of which 98 have now recovered
  • Today's Waikato cases: 11 from Hamilton, 6 from Huntly, 5 from Ngāruawāhia, 3 from Te Kuiti, 2 from Kāwhia, 2 from Ōtorohanga and 1 from Cambridge
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2232 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is currently in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2
  • There are 91 locations of interest, including 13 in Te Kuiti,  and 7 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a COVID test and self isolate
  • 3,471,003 people are now fully vaccinated
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 71.59% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,429 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 2

18 November 2021 - 5pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 2
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • The total of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 7 (2 confirmed case today)
  • There are currently 14 locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including The Warehouse, New World, PlaceMakers, Paper Plus, Farmlands and McIndoe Group, Z Petrol Station and Mitre 10.
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 167 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 17 in Waikato, 5 in Northland, 1 in the Lakes District, 1 in canterbury, 1 in Bay of Plenty, and 140 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 6334. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 282 (Today's cases: 2 in Te Kuiti, 8 in Hamilton,  1 in Huntly, 2 in Te Kauwhata, 2 in Cambridge, 1 unknown), of which 98 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2162 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is currently in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2
  • There are 99 locations of interest, including 14 in Te Kuiti,  and 7 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a COVID test and self isolate
  • 3,456,825 people are now fully vaccinated
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 71.59% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,429 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 2

 

17 November 2021 - 5.30pm

  • There are now 10 locations of interest in Te Kuiti, including The Warehouse, New World, PlaceMakers, Paper Plus, Farmlands and McIndoe Group
  • Please click this link to view the dates and times
  • If you have visited these locations please check and if needed, follow the Ministry of Health guidelines below:
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • COVID-19 testing is available at Te Kuiti Medical Centre.
  • Please be vigilant and stay safe.

 

17 November 2021 - 2.20pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 2
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • The total of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 5 (1 confirmed case today)
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Te Kuiti Warehouse has been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest. If you visited the store on the evenings of Friday 5 November and Saturday 6 November, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 194 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 5 in Waikato, 3 in Northland, 6 in the Lakes District, and 180 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 6167. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 265 (Today's cases: 2 in Ōtorohanga,  1 in Huntly, 1 in Te Kuiti, 1 in Cambridge), of which 94 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2136 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is currently in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2
  • There are 84 locations of interest, including 2 in Te Kuiti,  and 11 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a COVID test and self isolate
  • 3,442,340 people are now fully vaccinated
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 69.93% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,558 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 2

 

16 November 2021 - 2.45pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 2. We will move into Level 2 at 11.59pm tonight
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • The total of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 4 (1 confirmed case today)
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Te Kuiti Warehouse has been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest. If you visited the store on the evenings of Friday 5 November and Saturday 6 November, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 222 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 20 in Waikato, 1 in Northland, 2 in the Lakes District, 2 in Wairarapa, and 197 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 5973. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 260 (Today's cases: 9 in Ōtorohanga,  7 in Hamilton, 1 in Te Kuiti, 1 in Te Awamutu, and 2 awaiting confirmation), of which 90 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2127 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is currently in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2
  • There are 96 locations of interest, including 2 in Te Kuiti,  and 13 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate
  • 3,427,732 people are now fully vaccinated
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 69.93% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,558 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our full list of services at Level 2
  • Our council office, Te Kuiti i-SITE will open to the public at 9am Wednesday 17 November 2021. Opening hours are 9am to 4pm. 
  • WDC Customer Services remain available 24/7 by email: info@waitomo.govt.nz  or by calling: 0800 932 4357.
  • Waitomo District Library is open and operating at a reduced level of service of 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Numbers will be limited.
  • Waitomo District Pool will open to the public on Wednesday 17 November 2021, and will operate under normal opening hours.
  • Public toilets and playgrounds are open under Level 2. Please adhere to the 2m physical distancing rules and maintain good hygiene.
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz

 

15 November 2021 - 4.15pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 2. We will move into Level 2 at 11.59pm tomorrow (Tuesday 16 November 2021)
  • Read about Level 2 rules and guidelines here
  • The total of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District is 3
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Te Kuiti Warehouse has been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest. If you visited the store on the evenings of Friday 5 November and Saturday 6 November, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 173 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 7 in Waikato, 2 in Northland, 1 in the Lakes District, and 163 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 5751. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 239 (Today's cases: 3 in Ōtorohanga,  2 in Hamilton, 1 in Kawhia, 1 in Huntly), of which 85 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2122 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is currently in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2
  • There are 93 locations of interest, including 2 in Te Kuiti,  and 13 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate
  • 3,413,839 people are now fully vaccinated
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 68.99% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,631 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 2

 

14 November 2021 - 7pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 2.
  • Read about the L3 Step 2 guidelines here
  • Unfortunately we have 2 more confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District, bringing our total in this outbreak to 4.
  • We will keep you updated with information as it comes to hand
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre weekdays from 9am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Te Kuiti Warehouse has been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest. If you visited the store on the evenings of Friday 5 November and Saturday 6 November, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 207 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 7 in Waikato, 2 in Northland, 4 in the Lakes District, 2 in Mid Central and 192 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 5578. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 233 (Today's cases: 2 in Te Kuiti, 1 in Ōtorohanga,  3 in Hamilton, 1 in Ngaruwahia), of which 82 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 2036 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is now in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2.
  • There are 93 locations of interest, including 2 in Te Kuiti,  and 13 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,403,706 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 68.99% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,631 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 2

 

 

12 November 2021 - 2pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 2.
  • Read about the L3 Step 2 guidelines here
  • Unfortunately we have another confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District, bringing our total in this outbreak to 2.
  • We will keep you updated with information as it comes to hand
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre from 9am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Queen Street Dairy and NZ Farmers Livestock Ltd Te Kuiti on Cotter Street in Te Kuiti have been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest
  • If you visited the dairy on Thursday 28 October around lunchtime, or the sale yards on Friday 29 October, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 201 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 15 in Waikato, 4 in Northland, 1 in Taranaki and 181 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 5196. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 218 (Today's cases: 1 in Te Kuiti, 5 in Ōtorohanga,  3 in Hamilton, 3 in Ngaruwahia and 2 in Raglan), of which 81 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1946 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is now in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • The Upper Northland region will move back to Level 2 at 11.59pm tonight
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2.
  • There are 130 locations of interest, including 2 in Te Kuiti,  and 16 in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,366,819 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 67.75% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,727 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 2

 

11 November 2021 - 1.30pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 2.
  • Read about the L3 Step 2 guidelines here
  • Unfortunately we have a positive case of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District. We will keep you updated with information as it comes to hand
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre from 9am to 4.30pm
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Queen Street Dairy and NZ Farmers Livestock Ltd Te Kuiti on Cotter Street in Te Kuiti have been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest
  • If you visited the dairy on Thursday 28 October around lunchtime, or the sale yards on Friday 29 October, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • There are 185 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 25 in Waikato, 8 in Northland and 152 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 4998. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 203 (Today's cases: 4 in Ōtorohanga,  20 in Hamilton and 1 in Cambridge), of which 76 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1934 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is now in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • The Upper Northland region will move back to Level 2 at 11.59pm tonight
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2.
  • There are 136 locations of interest, including 2 in Te Kuiti,  13 in Ōtorohanga, and 1 in Kawhia. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,333,860 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 67.75% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,727 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 2

10 November 2021 - 6pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 2.
  • Read about the L3 Step 2 guidelines here
  • Unfortunately we have a positive case of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District. We will keep you updated with information as it comes to hand
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Queen Street Dairy and NZ Farmers Livestock Ltd Te Kuiti on Cotter Street in Te Kuiti have been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest
  • If you visited the dairy on Thursday 28 October around lunchtime, or the sale yards on Friday 29 October, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Please stay safe, and more importantly, please be kind to each other and particularly the owners/workers of Queen Street Dairy.
  • There are 147 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 14 in Waikato, 2 in Northland and 131 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 4813. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 179 (Today's cases: 10 in Ōtorohanga,  3 in Hamilton and 1 in Ngaruawahia), of which 72 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1875 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is now in Level 3 - Step 2
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • COVID has been detected in wastewater in Stratford, Taranaki, however there has been no positive cases so far.
  • The Upper Northland region will move back to Level 2 at 11.59pm tonight
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2.
  • There are 127 locations of interest, including 2 in Te Kuiti,  9 in Ōtorohanga, and 1 in Kawhia. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,333,860 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 67.75% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,727 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 2

9 November 2021 - 2.30pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 2.
  • Read about the L3 Step 2 guidelines here
  • Unfortunately we have a positive case of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District. We will keep you updated with information as it comes to hand
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Queen Street Dairy in Te Kuiti has been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest
  • If you visited the dairy on Thursday 28 October around lunchtime, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Please stay safe, and more importantly, please be kind to each other and particularly the owners/workers of Queen Street Dairy.
  • There are 125 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 2 in Waikato, 6 in Northland and 117 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 4666. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 165 (Today's cases: 2 in Hamilton), of which 72 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1872 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in Level 3 - Step 1 and will move into Level 3 - Step 2 at 11.59pm tonight. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • COVID has been detected in wastewater in Stratford, Taranaki, however there has been no positive cases so far.
  • The Upper Northland region is in Level 3 and will move back to Level 2 at 11.59pm on Thursday 11 November 2021.
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2.
  • There are 156 locations of interest, including 1 in Te Kuiti,  10 in Ōtorohanga, and 3 in Kawhia. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,317,182 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 66.41% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,831 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 2

 

8 November 2021 - 4pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 2.
  • Read about the L3 Step 2 guidelines here
  • Unfortunately we have a positive case of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District. We will keep you updated with information as it comes to hand
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Queen Street Dairy in Te Kuiti has been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest
  • If you visited the dairy on Thursday 28 October around lunchtime, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Please stay safe, and more importantly, please be kind to each other and particularly the owners/workers of Queen Street Dairy.
  • There are 190 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 7 in Waikato, 1 in Northland and 182 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 4541. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 163 (Today's cases: 3 in Hamilton, 4 in Te Awamutu), of which 68 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1823 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in Level 3 - Step 1 and will move into Level 3 - Step 2 at 11.59pm on Tuesday 9 November. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • COVID has been detected in wastewater in Stratford, Taranaki, however there has been no positive cases so far.
  • The Upper Northland region is in Level 3 and will move back to Level 2 at 11.59pm on Thursday 11 November 2021.
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2.
  • There are 187 locations of interest, including 1 in Te Kuiti,  10 in Ōtorohanga, and 4 in Kawhia. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,300,890 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 66.41% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 1,831 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 2

 

7 November 2021 - 6.15pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 2
  • Read about the L3 Step 2 guidelines here
  • Unfortunately we have a positive case of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District. We will keep you updated with information as it comes to hand
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Queen Street Dairy in Te Kuiti has been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest
  • If you visited the dairy on Thursday 28 October around lunchtime, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Please stay safe, and more importantly, please be kind to each other and particularly the owners/workers of Queen Street Dairy.
  • There are 113 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 3 in Waikato, 1 in Northland and 109 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 4352. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 156 (Today's cases: 2 in Hamilton, 1 in Ōtorohanga), of which 68 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1821 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3 - Step 1 and will move into Level 3 - Step 2 at 11.59pm on Tuesday 9 November. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • COVID has been detected in wastewater in Stratford, Taranaki, however there has been no positive cases so far.
  • The Upper Northland region is in Level 3.
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2.
  • There are 192 locations of interest, including 1 in Te Kuiti,  10 in Ōtorohanga, and 4 in Kawhia. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,289,833 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 63.48% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 2,059 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 2

 

6 November 2021 - 6.15pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 2
  • Read about the L3 Step 2 guidelines here
  • Unfortunately we have a positive case of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District. We will keep you updated with information as it comes to hand
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Queen Street Dairy in Te Kuiti has been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest
  • If you visited the dairy on Thursday 28 October around lunchtime, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Please stay safe, and more importantly, please be kind to each other and particularly the owners/workers of Queen Street Dairy.
  • There are 206 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 4 in Waikato, 2 in Northland and 200 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 4240. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 154 (Today's cases: 4 in Hamilton), of which 67 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1755 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3 - Step 1 and will move into Level 3 - Step 2 at 11.59pm on Tuesday 9 November. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • COVID has been detected in wastewater in Stratford, Taranaki.
  • The Upper Northland region is in Level 3.
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2.
  • There are 268 locations of interest, including 1 in Te Kuiti,  14 in Ōtorohanga, and 4 in Kawhia. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,263,260 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 63.48% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 2,059 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 2

5 November 2021 - 2.15pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 2
  • Read about the L3 Step 2 guidelines here
  • Unfortunately we have a positive case of COVID-19 in the Waitomo District. We will keep you updated with information as it comes to hand
  • Testing is available at the Te Kuiti Medical Centre and Whanau Ora Centre
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, please get a test, and if you haven’t been vaccinated, please also do so. Details are here
  • Queen Street Dairy in Te Kuiti has been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest
  • If you visited the dairy on Thursday 28 October around lunchtime, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Please stay safe, and more importantly, please be kind to each other and particularly the owners/workers of Queen Street Dairy.
  • There are 163 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 4 in Waikato, and 159 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 4034. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 150 (Today's cases: 1 in Te Kuiti, 1 in Hamilton, 1 in Te Awamutu and 1 in Ngaruawahia), of which 59 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1741 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3 - Step 1 and will move into Level 3 - Step 2 at 11.59pm on Tuesday 9 November. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • COVID has been detected in wastewater in Stratford, Taranaki.
  • The Upper Northland region is in Level 3.
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2.
  • There are 307 locations of interest, including 1 in Te Kuiti,  15 in Ōtorohanga, and 4 in Kawhia. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,241,509 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 63.48% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 2,059 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 2

 

4 November 2021 - 2.45pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 2
  • Read about the L3 Step 2 guidelines here
  • Queen Street Dairy in Te Kuiti has been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest
  • If you visited the dairy on Thursday 28 October around lunchtime, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Please stay safe, and more importantly, please be kind to each other and particularly the owners/workers of Queen Street Dairy.
  • There are 139 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 2 in Waikato, 1 in Northland, and 136 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 3871. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 146 (2 new cases today from Hamilton), of which 54 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1730 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3 - Step 1 and will move into Level 3 - Step 2 at 11.59pm on Tuesday 9 November. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • The Upper Northland region is in Level 3.
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2.
  • There are 326 locations of interest, including places in Ōtorohanga (16), Kawhia (4) and 1 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,221,787 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 63.48% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 2,059 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 2

3 November 2021 - 1.40pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 2
  • Read about the L3 Step 2 guidelines here
  • Queen Street Dairy in Te Kuiti has been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest
  • If you visited the dairy on Thursday 28 October around lunchtime, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Please stay safe, and more importantly, please be kind to each other and particularly the owners/workers of Queen Street Dairy.
  • There are 100 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 3 in Waikato, and 97 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 3733. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 144 (2 in Hamilton and 1 in Ōtorohanga), of which 45 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1714 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3 - Step 1 and will move into Level 3 - Step 2 at 11.59pm on Tuesday 9 November. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • The Upper Northland region moved into Level 3 last night.
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2.
  • There are 335 locations of interest, including places in Ōtorohanga (16), Kawhia (4) and 1 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,201,226 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 62.26% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 2,153 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 2

 

2 November 2021 - 1.45pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 1
  • We will move into Level 3 - Step 2 at 11.59pm tonight
  • Read about the L3 Step 2 guidelines here
  • Queen Street Dairy in Te Kuiti has been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest
  • If you visited the dairy on Thursday 28 October around lunchtime, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Please stay safe, and more importantly, please be kind to each other and particularly the owners/workers of Queen Street Dairy.
  • There are 126 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 18 in Waikato, 1 in Northland and 107 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 3634. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 141, of which 38 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1704 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3 - Step 1 and will move into Level 3 - Step 2 at 11.59pm on Tuesday 9 November. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2.
  • There are 361 locations of interest, including places in Ōtorohanga (11), Kawhia (4) and 1 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,159,301 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 62.26% of eligible residents having their second dose. We are 2,153 doses away from reaching 90% fully vaccinated.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 2

 

1 November 2021 - 4.25pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 1
  • We will move into Level 3 - Step 2 at 11.59pm on Tuesday, 2 November 2021. 
  • Read about the L3 Step 2 guidelines here
  • Queen Street Dairy in Te Kuiti has been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest
  • If you visited the dairy on Thursday 28 October around lunchtime, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Please stay safe, and more importantly, please be kind to each other and particularly the owners/workers of Queen Street Dairy.
  • There are 162 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 5 in Waikato (3 in Ōtorohanga, 1 in Ngaruawahia, 1 in Hamilton), 1 in Northland and 156 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 3510. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 123, of which 37 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1631 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3 - Step 1 and will move into Level 3 - Step 2 at 11.59pm on Tuesday 9 November. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2.
  • There are 388 locations of interest, including places in Ōtorohanga (11), Kawhia (4) and 1 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,159,301 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 62.26% of eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 1

31 October 2021 - 6.15pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 1
  • We will stay in Level 3 - Step 1 until at least 11.59pm on Monday, 1 November 2021. 
  • Read about the L3 Step 1 guidelines here
  • A decision about alert levels continuing in the Waikato will be made on Monday, 1 November 2021. 
  • Queen Street Dairy in Te Kuiti has been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest
  • If you visited the dairy on Thursday 28 October around lunchtime, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Please stay safe, and more importantly, please be kind to each other and particularly the owners/workers of Queen Street Dairy.
  • There are 143 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 6 in Waikato (1 in Ōtorohanga, 1 in Kawhia, 2 in Hamilton, and 2 in Te Awamutu/Kihikihi), and 135 in the Auckland region a, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 3348. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 118, of which 35 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1625 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3  and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2, including Christchurch and Northland.
  • There are 412 locations of interest, including places in Ōtorohanga and 1 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,143,914 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 60.91% of eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 1

 

30 October 2021 - 6.15pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 1
  • We will stay in Level 3 - Step 1 until at least 11.59pm on Monday, 1 November 2021. 
  • Read about the L3 Step 1 guidelines here
  • A decision about alert levels continuing in the Waikato will be made on Monday, 1 November 2021. 
  • Queen Street Dairy in Te Kuiti has been listed as a Covid-19 Location of Interest
  • If you visited the dairy on Thursday 28 October around lunchtime, please follow the Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed at this location of interest. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result AND until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
  • Please stay safe, and more importantly, please be kind to each other and particularly the owners/workers of Queen Street Dairy.
  • There are 160 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 7 in Waikato (1 in Ōtorohanga, 2 in Kawhia, 3 in Hamilton, and 1 in Te Awamutu/Kihikihi), 1 in Northland, 151 in the Auckland region and 1 in Canterbury, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 3205. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 112, of which 32 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1565 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3  and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2, including Christchurch and Northland.
  • There are 434 locations of interest, including places in Ōtorohanga and 1 in Te Kuiti. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,111,805 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 60.91% of eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 1

 

TRANSFER STATIONS, LANDFILL AND RECYCLING AT ALERT LEVEL 3 – STEP 1

Previously under Alert Level 3, we have been unable to provide a recycling service due to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) - which accepts Waitomo District’s recycling – being closed under Level 3 and 4.

Due to a change in service levels at the MRF, we can now reinstate a recycling service in our district.

Kerbside recycling collection services will resume with the normal kerbside collection NEXT WEEK  - Tuesday 2 November for Piopio, Mokau/Awakino, and the Waitomo ward and Village, and Friday 5 November for Te Kuiti Township.

Kerbside bagged refuse collection will also continue for Maniaiti/Benneydale residents next Thursday.

We understand many households will have a large amount of recycling stored away, but please do not put out overloaded bins as they will not be collected. We would appreciate if you spread recycling over a few collections.

Alternatively, a staged opening of our transfer stations will commence on Saturday 30 October 2021 over limited hours. This will allow those who are not serviced by Council's kerbside collection to dispose of their household rubbish and clear their backlog of recycling.

PLEASE NOTE: This service will only be for WDC Blue rubbish bags and clean recycling.

Please make note of the time schedule below:

Sunday – 31 October 2021

Te Kuiti – open 9am to 1pm Recycling and blue bags only

Piopio – Closed

Awakino – open 12noon to 2pm Recycling and blue bags only

Kinohaku – open 12noon to 2pm Recycling and blue bags only

Maniaiti/Benneydale – open 12noon to 2pm Recycling and blue bags only

Marokopa – open 12noon to 2pm - Recycling and blue bags only

 

Monday – 1 November 2021

Piopio – open 9am to 12noon Recycling and blue bags only

 

Wednesday – 3 November 2021

Te Kuiti – open 9am to 1pm Recycling and blue bags only

Benneydale – 12noon to 2pm Recycling and blue bags only

 

Thursday – 4 November 2021

Te Kuiti – open 9am to 1pm Recycling and blue bags only

 

Friday – 5 November 2021

Te Kuiti – open 9am to 1pm Recycling and blue bags only

 

The above timetable will be reviewed and updated each Friday while we remain in COVID Alert Level 3 – Step 1.

PLEASE be aware of changes in opening hours, not all sites will be open as normal

  • All recyclables are to be rinsed and cleaned.
  • Our service will be cashless and contactless
  • Do not turn up with black bags, you will be turned away
  • All visitors will be required to scan QR codes/or complete a manual entry form
  • All visitors must wear masks
  • Access to sites will be controlled, so please be patient
  • Please continue to be kind to each other and follow instructions from our site staff

 

 

 

29 October 2021 - 1.50pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 1
  • We will stay in Level 3 - Step 1 until at least 11.59pm on Monday, 1 November 2021. 
  • Read about the L3 Step 1 guidelines here
  • A decision about alert levels continuing in the Waikato will be made on Monday, 1 November 2021. 
  • There are 125 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 4 in Waikato (1 in Ōtorohanga, 3 in Te Awamutu), 1 in Northland, 118 in the Auckland region and 2 in Christchurch, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 3046. 
  • An additional two cases have been confirmed today and will be officially included in tomorrow’s numbers. Both were in Kāwhia at the time they were tested but travelled to the Auckland region before receiving their positive results. They are now in isolation in the Auckland region.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 105, of which 32 have now recovered
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1560 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3  and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2, including Christchurch and Northland.
  • There are 391 locations of interest, including places in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,079,717 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 59.37% of eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 1

 

TRANSFER STATIONS, LANDFILL AND RECYCLING AT ALERT LEVEL 3 – STEP 1

Previously under Alert Level 3, we have been unable to provide a recycling service due to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) - which accepts Waitomo District’s recycling – being closed under Level 3 and 4.

Due to a change in service levels at the MRF, we can now reinstate a recycling service in our district.

Kerbside recycling collection services will resume with the normal kerbside collection NEXT WEEK  - Tuesday 2 November for Piopio, Mokau/Awakino, and the Waitomo ward and Village, and Friday 5 November for Te Kuiti Township.

Recycling will NOT be picked up with kerbside collection in Te Kuiti township today.

Kerbside bagged refuse collection will also continue for Maniaiti/Benneydale residents next Thursday.

We understand many households will have a large amount of recycling stored away, but please do not put out overloaded bins as they will not be collected. We would appreciate if you spread recycling over a few collections.

Alternatively, a staged opening of our transfer stations will commence on Saturday 30 October 2021 over limited hours. This will allow those who are not serviced by Council's kerbside collection to dispose of their household rubbish and clear their backlog of recycling.

PLEASE NOTE: This service will only be for WDC Blue rubbish bags and clean recycling.

Please make note of the time schedule below:

Saturday – 30 October 2021

Te Kuiti – open 9am to 1pm Recycling and blue bags only

Piopio – open 9am to 1pm Recycling and blue bags only

 

Sunday – 31 October 2021

Te Kuiti – open 9am to 1pm

Piopio – Closed

Awakino – open 12noon to 2pm Recycling and blue bags only

Kinohaku – open 12noon to 2pm Recycling and blue bags only

Maniaiti/Benneydale – open 12noon to 2pm Recycling and blue bags only

Marokopa – open 12noon to 2pm - Recycling and blue bags only

 

Monday – 1 November 2021

Piopio – open 9am to 12noon Recycling and blue bags only

 

Wednesday – 3 November 2021

Te Kuiti – open 9am to 1pm Recycling and blue bags only

Benneydale – 12noon to 2pm Recycling and blue bags only

 

Thursday – 4 November 2021

Te Kuiti – open 9am to 1pm Recycling and blue bags only

 

Friday – 5 November 2021

Te Kuiti – open 9am to 1pm Recycling and blue bags only

 

The above timetable will be reviewed and updated each Friday while we remain in COVID Alert Level 3 – Step 1.

PLEASE be aware of changes in opening hours, not all sites will be open as normal

  • All recyclables are to be rinsed and cleaned.
  • Our service will be cashless and contactless
  • Do not turn up with black bags, you will be turned away
  • All visitors will be required to scan QR codes/or complete a manual entry form
  • All visitors must wear masks
  • Access to sites will be controlled, so please be patient
  • Please continue to be kind to each other and follow instructions from our site staff

 

28 October 2021 - 1.30pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 - Step 1
  • We will stay in Level 3 - Step 1 until at least 11.59pm on Monday, 1 November 2021. 
  • Read about the L3 Step 1 guidelines here
  • A decision about alert levels continuing in the Waikato will be made on Monday, 1 November 2021. 
  • There are 89 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 4 in Waikato (1 in Ōtorohanga, 3 in Hamilton),  83 in the Auckland region and 2 in Christchurch, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 2921. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 101, of which 32 have now recovered
  • A Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) has been established at the Ōtorohanga Sports Club (Island Reserve). Testing will be available from 11am to 3pm. 
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1556 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3  and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • The rest of the country is in Level 2, including Christchurch and Northland.
  • There are 396 locations of interest, including places in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,047,524 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 59.37% of eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Level 3 - Step 1

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3 - Step 1
  • Download the Ministry of Development's most recent factsheet about support for the Waitomo District (PDF 184 KB)
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place as  normal for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations remain closed to the public. However, we are working on a plan to provide this service again safely.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

27 October 2021 - 1.30pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in Level 3 until at least 11.59pm on Monday, 1 November 2021. 
  • From 11.59pm tonight, Level 3 restrictions will ease to be brought in line with Auckland's Step 1 restrictions. Read about them here
  • A decision about alert levels continuing in the Waikato will be made on Monday, 1 November 2021. 
  • There are 74 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 6 in Waikato, and 68 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 2832. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 97, of which 27 have now recovered
  • A Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) has been established at the Ōtorohanga Sports Club (Island Reserve). Testing will be available from 11am to 3pm. 
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1550 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3  and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • There are 395 locations of interest, including places in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 3,018,830 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 59.37% of eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Download the Ministry of Development's most recent factsheet about support for the Waitomo District (PDF 184 KB)
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place as  normal for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Kerbside collection will also take place tomorrow (28 October) for Maniaiti/Benneydale residents. This will be for Blue Council rubbish bags only at this stage. We are unable to pick up recycling under Level 3 restrictions.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

26 October 2021 - 2pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in Level 3 until at least 11.59pm on Wednesday, 27 October 2021. 
  • A decision about alert levels continuing in the Waikato will be made on Wednesday, 27 October
  • There are 79 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 4 in Waikato, and 75 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 2759. 
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 91, of which 25 have now recovered
  • A Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) has been established at the Ōtorohanga Sports Club (Island Reserve). Testing will be available from 11am to 3pm. 
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1548 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3  and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • There are 388 locations of interest, including places in Ōtorohanga. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Kihikihi, Te Awamutu, Hamilton, Kawhia, Ōtorohanga or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,987,389 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 57.73% of eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Download the Ministry of Development's most recent factsheet about support for the Waitomo District (PDF 184 KB)
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place as  normal for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Kerbside collection will also take place on Thursday (28 October) for Maniaiti/Benneydale residents. This will be for Blue Council rubbish bags only at this stage. We are unable to pick up recycling under Level 3 restrictions.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

25 October 2021 - 2.05pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in Level 3 until at least 11.59pm on Wednesday, 27 October 2021. 
  • A decision about alert levels continuing in the Waikato will be made on Wednesday, 27 October
  • There are 109 new positive community cases of Covid-19, including 4 in Waikato, 2 in Northland and 103 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 2681. Today's numbers include the two Ōtorohanga cases reported yesterday.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 87, of which 16 have now recovered
  • A Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) has been established at the Ōtorohanga Sports Club (Island Reserve). Testing will be available from 11am to 3pm. 
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • 1456 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3  and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • There are 385 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Kihikihi, Te Awamutu, Hamilton, Kawhia, Ōtorohanga or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,980,163 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 57.73% of eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • Covid-19 technical advisory group recommends people aged 12 and over who are severely immuno-compromised receive a third primary dose of the vaccine
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Our office, library, i-SITE, pool, landfill, transfer stations and other facilities remain closed for the labour weekend.
  • Download the Ministry of Development's most recent factsheet about support for the Waitomo District (PDF 184 KB)
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place as  normal for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Kerbside collection will also take place tomorrow on Thursday (28 October) for Benneydale/Maniaiti residents. This will be for Blue Council rubbish bags only at this stage. We are unable to pick up recycling under Level 3 restrictions.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

24 October 2021 - 6pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in Level 3 until at least 11.59pm on Wednesday, 27 October 2021. 
  • Two positive cases have been confirmed in Ōtorohanga this afternoon.
  • The two cases are both close contacts of positive cases in Te Awamutu. The two people are from the same household and have been very cooperative with the DHB.
  • A Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) will be established at the Ōtorohanga Sports Club (Island Reserve) tomorrow. Testing will be available from 11am to 3pm. 
  • Please take care and if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 get tested.
  • A decision about alert levels continuing in the Waikato will be made on Wednesday, 27 October
  • There are 80 new positive cases of Covid-19, including 2 in Waikato, 1 in Northland and 77 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 2572. Today's numbers exclude the two Ōtorohanga cases.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 81, of which 14 have now recovered
  • 1448 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3  and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • There are 392 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Kihikihi, Te Awamutu, Hamilton, Kawhia, Ōtorohanga or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,966,474 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 57.73% of eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • Covid-19 technical advisory group recommends people aged 12 and over who are severely immuno-compromised receive a third primary dose of the vaccine
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Download the Ministry of Development's most recent factsheet about support for the Waitomo District (PDF 184 KB)
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place as  normal for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Kerbside collection will also take place tomorrow on Thursday (28 October) for Benneydale/Maniaiti residents. This will be for Blue Council rubbish bags only at this stage. We are unable to pick up recycling under Level 3 restrictions.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

22 October 2021 - 2.30pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in Level 3 until at least 11.59pm on Wednesday, 27 October 2021. 
  • A decision about alert levels continuing in the Waikato will be made on Wednesday, 27 October
  • There are 129 new positive cases of Covid-19, including 9 in Waikato and 120 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 2389.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 73, of which 12 have now recovered
  • 1395 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3  and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • There are 403 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Kihikihi, Te Awamutu, Hamilton, Kawhia or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,902,031 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 55.9% of eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Central Government has released information on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework. Read about it here
  • Covid-19 technical advisory group recommends people aged 12 and over who are severely immuno-compromised receive a third primary dose of the vaccine
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Download the Ministry of Development's most recent factsheet about support for the Waitomo District (PDF 184 KB)
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place as  normal for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Kerbside collection will also take place tomorrow on Thursday (28 October) for Benneydale/Maniaiti residents. This will be for Blue Council rubbish bags only at this stage. We are unable to pick up recycling under Level 3 restrictions.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

21 October 2021 - 8.15pm

 

21 October 2021 - 2.30pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in Level 3 until at least 11.59pm on Friday, 22 October 2021. 
  • There are 102 new positive cases of Covid-19, including 8 in Waikato (Te Awamutu) and 94 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 2260.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 64, of which 10 have now recovered
  • 1389 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3  and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • Northland is now in Level 2 along with the rest of Aotearoa
  • There are 421 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Kihikihi, Te Awamutu, Hamilton, Kawhia or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,870,575 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 55.9% of eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Covid-19 technical advisory group recommends people aged 12 and over who are severely immuno-compromised receive a third primary dose of the vaccine
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • MSD has also released information on how it can support the Waitomo district. Read it here (PDF 199 KB)
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place as  normal for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Kerbside collection will also take place tomorrow (21 October) and next Thursday (28 October) for Benneydale/Maniaiti residents. This will be for Blue Council rubbish bags only at this stage. We are unable to pick up recycling under Level 3 restrictions.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

 

 

20 October 2021 - 1.10pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in Level 3 until at least 11.59pm on Friday, 22 October 2021. 
  • There are 60 new positive cases of Covid-19, including 4 in Waikato and 56 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 2158.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 56, of which 10 have now recovered
  • Wastewater testing in Te Awamutu has revealed a positive result for COVID-19. Investigations are continuing.
  • 1389 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3 for two weeks and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • Northland is now in Level 2 along with the rest of Aotearoa
  • There are 423 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Kihikihi, Te Awamutu, Hamilton, Kawhia or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,837,706 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 55.9% of eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Covid-19 technical advisory group recommends people aged 12 and over who are severely immuno-compromised receive a third primary dose of the vaccine
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • MSD has also released information on how it can support the Waitomo district. Read it here (PDF 199 KB)
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place as  normal for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Kerbside collection will also take place tomorrow (21 October) and next Thursday (28 October) for Benneydale/Maniaiti residents. This will be for Blue Council rubbish bags only at this stage. We are unable to pick up recycling under Level 3 restrictions.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

19 October 2021 - 1.15pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in Level 3 until at least 11.59pm on Friday, 22 October 2021. 
  • There are 94 new positive cases of Covid-19, including 7 in Waikato and 87 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 2099.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 52
  • Wastewater testing in Te Awamutu has revealed a positive result for COVID-19. Investigations are continuing.
  • A positive case has been identified in Kihikihi. 
  • 1384 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3 for two weeks and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • Northland will move into Level 2 at 11.59pm this evening
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2
  • There are 440 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Kihikihi, Te Awamutu, Hamilton, Kawhia or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,805,048 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 55.9% for eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • Covid-19 technical advisory group recommends people aged 12 and over who are severely immuno-compromised receive a third primary dose of the vaccine
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • MSD has also released information on how it can support the Waitomo district. Read it here (PDF 199 KB)
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place as  normal for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Kerbside collection will also take place on Thursday (21 October) and next Thursday (28 October) for Benneydale/Maniaiti residents. This will be for Blue Council rubbish bags only at this stage. We are unable to pick up recycling under Level 3 restrictions.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

18 October 2021 - 4.15pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in Level 3 until at least 11.59pm on Friday, 22 October 2021. 
  • There are 60 new positive cases of Covid-19, including 3 in Waikato and 57 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 2005.
  • The total number of cases in the Waikato is 45
  • Wastewater testing in Te Awamutu has revealed a positive result for COVID-19. Investigations are continuing.
  • A positive case has been identified in Kihikihi. 
  • 1370 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3 for two weeks and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • Northland will move into Level 2 until 11.59pm on Tuesday, 19 October 2021
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2
  • There are 468 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Kihikihi, Te Awamutu, Hamilton, Kawhia or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,771,914 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 53.84% for eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • MSD has also released information on how it can support the Waitomo district. Read it here (PDF 199 KB)
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place as  normal for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

17 October 2021 - 5pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in Level 3 until 11.59pm on Monday, 18 October 2021. 
  • There are 51 new positive cases of Covid-19, including 4 in Waikato and 47 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 1945.
  • One of today's Waikato cases lives in Kihikihi
  • Wastewater testing in Te Awamutu has revealed a positive result for COVID-19. Investigations are continuing.
  • A positive case has been identified in Kawhia, which is linked to the Waikato cases. If you have visited Kawhia recently, please get a test.
  • There are 10 active sub-clusters
  • 1322 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3 and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • Northland will also continue to stay in Level 3 until 11.59pm on Monday, 18 October 2021
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2
  • There are 464 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Hamilton, Kawhia or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,748,360 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 53.84% for eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • The Government will soon implement a Covid-19 vaccination passport, which verifies you've received the Covid-19 vaccine. Visit the Covid-19 website to learn more.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • MSD has also released information on how it can support the Waitomo district. Read it here (PDF 199 KB)
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place as  normal for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

16 October 2021 - 7pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in Level 3 until 11.59pm on Monday, 18 October 2021. 
  • There are 41 new positive cases of Covid-19, including 1 in Waikato and 40 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 1895.
  • Wastewater testing in Te Awamutu yesterday revealed a positive result for COVID-19. Investigations are continuing.
  • A positive case has been identified in Kawhia, which is linked to the Waikato cases. If you have visited Kawhia recently, please get a test.
  • There are 10 active sub-clusters
  • 1247 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3 and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • Northland will also continue to stay in Level 3 until 11.59pm on Monday, 18 October 2021
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2
  • There are 471 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Hamilton, Kawhia or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,601,443 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 53.84% for eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • The Government will soon implement a Covid-19 vaccination passport, which verifies you've received the Covid-19 vaccine. Visit the Covid-19 website to learn more.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • MSD has also released information on how it can support the Waitomo district. Read it here (PDF 199 KB)
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place as  normal for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

15 October 2021 - 2pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in Level 3 until 11.59pm on Monday, 18 October 2021. 
  • There are 65 new positive cases of Covid-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 1855.
  • Wastewater testing in Te Awamutu has again revealed a positive result for COVID-19 for a second consecutive day. Investigations are continuing.
  • A positive case has been identified in Kawhia, which is linked to the Waikato cases. If you have visited Kawhia recently, please get a test.
  • There are 10 active sub-clusters
  • 1189 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3 and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • Northland will also continue to stay in Level 3 until 11.59pm on Monday, 18 October 2021
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2
  • There are 432 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Hamilton, Kawhia or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,601,443 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 50.12% for eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please support Super Staurday and make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • The Government will soon implement a Covid-19 vaccination passport, which verifies you've received the Covid-19 vaccine. Visit the Covid-19 website to learn more.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • MSD has also released information on how it can support the Waitomo district. Read it here (PDF 199 KB)
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place as  normal for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

14 October 2021 - 2.15pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in Level 3 until 11.59pm on Monday, 18 October 2021. 
  • There are 71 new positive cases of Covid-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 1790.
  • The 2 Waikato cases reported yesterday have not yet been linked to the current Waikato outbreak.
  • Wastewater testing in Te Awamutu has revealed a positive result for COVID-19. Investigations are underway.
  • A positive case has been identified in Kawhia, which is linked to the Waikato cases. If you have visited Kawhia recently, please get a test.
  • There are 10 active sub-clusters
  • 1189 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3 and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • Northland will also continue to stay in Level 3 until 11.59pm on Monday, 18 October 2021
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2
  • There are 422 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Hamilton, Kawhia or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,548,056 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 50.12% for eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please support Super Staurday and make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • The Government will soon implement a Covid-19 vaccination passport, which verifies you've received the Covid-19 vaccine. Visit the Covid-19 website to learn more.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • MSD has also released information on how it can support the Waitomo district. Read it here (PDF 199 KB)
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place as  normal for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

13 October 2021 - 2pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in Level 3 until 11.59pm on Monday, 18 October 2021. 
  • There are 55 new positive cases of Covid-19, 2 in the Waikato and 53 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 1719.
  • The 2 new Waikato cases have not yet been linked to the current Waikato outbreak.
  • A positive case has been identified in Kawhia, which is linked to the Waikato cases. If you have visited Kawhia recently, please get a test.
  • There are 10 active sub-clusters
  • 1188 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will also continue to stay in Level 3 and will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • Northland will also continue to stay in Level 3 until 11.59pm on Monday, 18 October 2021
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2
  • There are 402 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Hamilton, Kawhia or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,494,557 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 43.2% for eligible residents having their second dose.
  • Please support Super Staurday and make a plan to get vaccinated if you haven't yet done so. View the list of local vaccination clinics here.
  • The Government will soon implement a Covid-19 vaccination passport, which verifies you've received the Covid-19 vaccine. Visit the Covid-19 website to learn more.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • MSD has also released information on how it can support the Waitomo district. Read it here (PDF 199 KB)
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place as  normal for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

12 October 2021 - 2.30pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in Level 3 until 11.59pm on Thursday, 14 October 2021. This will be reviewed on Wednesday 13 October.
  • There are 43 new positive cases of Covid-19, 3 in the Waikato and 40 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 1644. The 3 Waikato cases today are household contacts.
  • A positive case has been identified in Kawhia, which is linked to the Waikato cases. If you have visited Kawhia recently, please get a test.
  • There are 10 active sub-clusters
  • 1186 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in Level 3 for another week. This will be reviewed on Monday 18 October. Three phases have been implemented with key changes. Auckland will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Gatherings of up to 10 people from two households are allowed. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • Northland will also continue to stay in Level 3 until 11.59pm on Thursday, 14 October 2021. This will be reviewed on Wednesday 13 October.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2
  • There are 376 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Hamilton, Kawhia or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,439,100 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Waitomo District currently has a vaccination rate of 43.2% for eligible residents having their second dose.
  • The Government will soon implement a Covid-19 vaccination passport, which verifies you've received the Covid-19 vaccine. Visit the Covid-19 website to learn more.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • MSD has also released information on how it can support the Waitomo district. Read it here (PDF 199 KB)
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place as  normal for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.
BENNEYDALE COVID 19 VACCINATION CLINIC
Te Nehenehenui Māori Committee and The Maniapoto Whanau Ora Centre are working together to offer our community more vaccination opportunities and transportation to the venue.
Date: Saturday 16 October 2021
Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Location: Bush United Rugby Club, Mine Road, Benneydale
Contact: Text and/or phone our Kaimahi if you want an appointment or need transportation:
Hurapo Heta​​ - Message or Phone: 0226385058
Angela Davis​​ - Message or Phone: 02102843155
Marcus Hatu-Turner ​- Message or Phone : 0221267180
Drop-ins: You are able to drop-in to our vaccine clinic. However, we only have a limited number of vaccines available.
What to expect when you arrive:
- Face masks are mandatory for people aged 12 years and over
- You must follow the 2 metre distancing rule
- Staff will direct you through the process
Community sausage sizzle and care packs for all participants.

11 October 2021 - 4.30pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in Level 3 until 11.59pm on Thursday, 14 October 2021. This will be reviewed on Wednesday 13 October.
  • There are 35 new positive cases of Covid-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 1622.
  • A positive case has been identified in Kawhia, which is linked to the Waikato cases. If you have visited Kawhia recently, please get a test.
  • There are 11 active sub-clusters
  • 1170 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in Level 3 for another week. This will be reviewed on Monday 18 October. Three phases have been implemented with key changes. Auckland will stay in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Gatherings of up to 10 people from two households are allowed. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • Northland will also continue to stay in Level 3 until 11.59pm on Thursday, 14 October 2021. This will be reviewed on Wednesday 13 October.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2
  • There are 369 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Hamilton, Kawhia or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,384,783 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Government will soon implement a Covid-19 vaccination passport, which verifies you've received the Covid-19 vaccine. Visit the Covid-19 website to learn more.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • MSD has also released information on how it can support the Waitomo district. Read it here (PDF 199 KB)
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place as  normal for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.
BENNEYDALE COVID 19 VACCINATION CLINIC
Te Nehenehenui Māori Committee and The Maniapoto Whanau Ora Centre are working together to offer our community more vaccination opportunities and transportation to the venue.
Date: Saturday 16 October 2021
Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Location: Bush United Rugby Club, Mine Road, Benneydale
Contact: Text and/or phone our Kaimahi if you want an appointment or need transportation:
Hurapo Heta​​ - Message or Phone: 0226385058
Angela Davis​​ - Message or Phone: 02102843155
Marcus Hatu-Turner ​- Message or Phone : 0221267180
Drop-ins: You are able to drop-in to our vaccine clinic. However, we only have a limited number of vaccines available.
What to expect when you arrive:
- Face masks are mandatory for people aged 12 years and over
- You must follow the 2 metre distancing rule
- Staff will direct you through the process
Community sausage sizzle and care packs for all participants.

10 October 2021 - 2.15pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in level 3 until 11.59pm tomorrow, 11 October 2021. This will be reviewed tomorrow.
  • There are 60 new positive cases of Covid-19, including 3 in the Waikato region, 1 in the Bay of Plenty and 56 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 1587.
  • A positive case has been identified in Kawhia, which is linked to the Waikato cases. If you have visited Kawhia recently, please get a test.
  • There are 11 active sub-clusters
  • 1164 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 3. Three phases have now been implemented with key changes. Auckland is now in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Gatherings of up to 10 people from two households are allowed. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2
  • There are 362 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Hamilton, Kawhia or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,351,485 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Government will soon implement a Covid-19 vaccination passport, which verifies you've received the Covid-19 vaccine. Visit the Covid-19 website to learn more.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place on Friday for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

8 October 2021 - 2.15pm

  • Waitomo District is in Alert Level 3 
  • We will stay in level 3 until 11.59pm on Monday, 11 October 2021. This will be reviewed on 11 October.
  • There are 44 new positive cases of Covid-19, including 3 in the Waikato region and 41 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 1492.
  • A positive case has been identified in Kawhia, which is linked to the Waikato cases. If you have visited Kawhia recently, please get a test.
  • There are 11 active sub-clusters
  • 1086 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 3. Three phases have now been implemented with key changes. Auckland is now in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Gatherings of up to 10 people from two households are allowed. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2
  • There are 226 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Hamilton, Kawhia or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,220,329 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Government will soon implement a Covid-19 vaccination passport, which verifies you've received the Covid-19 vaccine. Visit the Covid-19 website to learn more.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place on Friday for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

7 October 2021 - 2pm

  • Waitomo District will move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm tonight. 
  • We will stay in level 3 until 11.59pm on Monday, 11 October 2021. This will be reviewed on 11 October.
  • There are 29 new positive cases of Covid-19, including 5 in the Waikato region and 24 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 1448.
  • A positive case has been identified in Kawhia, which is linked to the Waikato cases. If you have visited Kawhia recently, please get a test.
  • There are 10 active sub-clusters
  • 1085 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 3. Three phases have now been implemented with key changes. Auckland is now in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Gatherings of up to 10 people from two households are allowed. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2
  • There are 186 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Hamilton, Kawhia or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,157,447 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Government will soon implement a Covid-19 vaccination passport, which verifies you've received the Covid-19 vaccine. Visit the Covid-19 website to learn more.
  • From 1 November 2021, all non-New Zealand citizens aged 17 and over arriving into the country will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 3

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 3
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place on Friday for Blue rubbish bags only. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 3. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure it is washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will be closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues will be closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Don’t forget you can also contact us any time on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

6 October 2021 - 4.30pm

  • Waitomo District is in Level 2.
  • There are 39 new positive cases of Covid-19, including 9 in the Waikato region and 30 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 1420.
  • Unfortunately a patient at Middlemore Hospital has died as a result of Covid-19. 
  • A positive case has been identified in Kawhia, which is linked to the Waikato cases. If you have visited Kawhia recently, please get a test.
  • The Waikato Level 3 boundary is under review
  • There are 12 active sub-clusters
  • 1085 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 3. Three phases have now been implemented with key changes. Auckland is now in step 1 of three-part 'roadmap' out of lockdown. Gatherings of up to 10 people from two households are allowed. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the roadmap.
  • Hamilton, Raglan, Te Kauwhata, Ngaruawahia, and Huntly is currently in Level 3. This is being reviewed.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2
  • There are 177 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • There are currently no locations of interested in Hamilton
  • If you have visited Hamilton or Raglan recently, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,105,686 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Government will soon implement a Covid-19 vaccination passport, which verifies you've received the Covid-19 vaccine. Visit the Covid-19 website to learn more.
  • From 1 November 2021, all non-New Zealand citizens aged 17 and over arriving into the country will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 2
  • Thanks for being patient and respecting our staff who are doing their best to keep everyone safe.

 

5 October 2021 - 3.30pm

  • Waitomo District will continue to stay in Level 2.
  • There are 24 new positive cases of Covid-19, including 6 in the Waikato region and 18 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the community outbreak to 1381.
  • There are 12 active sub-clusters
  • There are currently no locations of interested in Hamilton
  • 1086 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 3. Three phases have now been implemented with key changes. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the key changes.
  • Hamilton, Raglan, Te Kauwhata, Ngaruawahia, and Huntly is currently in Level 3. This will be reviewed in four days.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2
  • There are 150 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Hamilton or Raglan in the past few days, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,059,285 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • The Government will soon implement a Covid-19 vaccination passport, which verifies you've received the Covid-19 vaccine. Visit the Covid-19 website to learn more.
  • From 1 November 2021, all non-New Zealand citizens aged 17 and over arriving into the country will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 2
  • Thanks for being patient and respecting our staff who are doing their best to keep everyone safe.
BENNEYDALE COVID 19 VACCINATION CLINIC
Te Nehenehenui Māori Committee and The Maniapoto Whanau Ora Centre are working together to offer our community more vaccination opportunities and transportation to the venue.
Date: Saturday 16 October 2021
Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Location: Bush United Rugby Club, Mine Road, Benneydale
Contact: Text and/or phone our Kaimahi if you want an appointment or need transportation:
Hurapo Heta​​ - Message or Phone: 0226385058
Angela Davis​​ - Message or Phone: 02102843155
Marcus Hatu-Turner ​- Message or Phone : 0221267180
Drop-ins: You are able to drop-in to our vaccine clinic. However, we only have a limited number of vaccines available.
What to expect when you arrive:
- Face masks are mandatory for people aged 12 years and over
- You must follow the 2 metre distancing rule
- Staff will direct you through the process
Community sausage sizzle and care packs for all participants.

4 October 2021 - 4.30pm

  • Waitomo District will continue to stay in Level 2.
  • There are 29 new positive cases of Covid-19, including 1 in the Waikato region and 28 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 1357.
  • There are 12 active sub-clusters
  • 1082 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 3. Three phases have now been implemented with key changes. Visit the Covid-19 website to read about the key changes.
  • Hamilton, Raglan, Te Kauwhata, Ngaruawahia, and Huntly is currently in Level 3. This will be reviewed in four days.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2
  • There are 139 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Hamilton or Raglan in the past few days, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 2,018,305 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • From 1 November 2021, all non-New Zealand citizens aged 17 and over arriving into the country will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 2
  • Thanks for being patient and respecting our staff who are doing their best to keep everyone safe.
BENNEYDALE COVID 19 VACCINATION CLINIC
Te Nehenehenui Māori Committee and The Maniapoto Whanau Ora Centre are working together to offer our community more vaccination opportunities and transportation to the venue.
Date: Saturday 16 October 2021
Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Location: Bush United Rugby Club, Mine Road, Benneydale
Contact: Text and/or phone our Kaimahi if you want an appointment or need transportation:
Hurapo Heta​​ - Message or Phone: 0226385058
Angela Davis​​ - Message or Phone: 02102843155
Marcus Hatu-Turner ​- Message or Phone : 0221267180
Drop-ins: You are able to drop-in to our vaccine clinic. However, we only have a limited number of vaccines available.
What to expect when you arrive:
- Face masks are mandatory for people aged 12 years and over
- You must follow the 2 metre distancing rule
- Staff will direct you through the process
Community sausage sizzle and care packs for all participants.

3 October 2021 - 4.30pm

  • Waitomo District is currently in Level 2.
  • There are 33 new positive cases of Covid-19, including 1 in the Waikato region and 32 in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 1328.
  • There is a further Waikato case which will be added to tomorrow's total.
  • There are five active sub-clusters in Auckland.
  • 1078 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is in level 3 lockdown. This will be reviewed tomorrow.
  • Hamilton, Raglan, Te Kauwhata, Ngaruawahia, and Huntly will move to Level 3 at 11.59pm tonight. The alert level would be reviewed in five days.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2. This will be reviewed tomorrow.
  • There are 111 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • If you have visited Hamilton or Raglan in the past few days, please check the locations of interest.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please get a Covid test and self isolate.
  • 1,998,245 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • From 1 November 2021, all non-New Zealand citizens aged 17 and over arriving into the country will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 2
  • Thanks for being patient and respecting our staff who are doing their best to keep everyone safe.

 

1 October 2021 - 4.30pm

  • We are in Delta Level 2.
  • There are 19 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 1268.
  • There are five active sub-clusters.
  • 1007 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is in level 3 lockdown. This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2.This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • There are 103 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,925,370 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 2
  • Thanks for being patient and respecting our staff who are doing their best to keep everyone safe.

 

30 September 2021 - 1.30pm

  • We are in Delta Level 2.
  • There are 19 new positive cases of COVID-19, 18 are in the Auckland region and one is in upper Hauraki, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 1249.
  • 992 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is in level 3 lockdown. This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2.This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • There are 98 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,893,034 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 2
  • Thanks for being patient and respecting our staff who are doing their best to keep everyone safe.

 

29 September 2021 - 4pm

  • We are in Delta Level 2.
  • There are 45 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 1230.
  • 986 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is in level 3 lockdown. This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2.This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • There are 96 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,865,831 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 2
  • Thanks for being patient and respecting our staff who are doing their best to keep everyone safe.

 

28 September 2021 - 2.30pm

  • We are in Delta Level 2.
  • There are 8 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 1185.
  • 982 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is in level 3 lockdown. This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2.This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • There are 108 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,834,406 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 2
  • Thanks for being patient and respecting our staff who are doing their best to keep everyone safe.

 

27 September 2021 - 4.30pm

  • We are in Delta Level 2.
  • There are 12 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 1177.
  • 965 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is now in level 3 lockdown. This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2.This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • There are 117 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,806,110 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 2
  • Thanks for being patient and respecting our staff who are doing their best to keep everyone safe.

 

23 September 2021 - 1.30pm

  • We are in Delta Level 2 for a few more weeks
  • There are 15 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 1123.
  • 861 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is now in level 3 lockdown and will remain in Level 3 for at least two weeks. This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • The Auckland region boundary has been extended into parts of the Waikato to account for the recent positive cases.
  • Those aged 65 years and older living in Auckland must continue to stay at home until vaccinated.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2 for a further two weeks. This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • There are 136 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,696,789 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 2
  • Thanks for being patient and respecting our staff who are doing their best to keep everyone safe.

 

22 September 2021 - 1.30pm

  • We are in Delta Level 2 for a few more weeks
  • There are 23 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 1108.
  • 835 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland is now in level 3 lockdown and will remain in Level 3 for at least two weeks. This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • The Auckland region boundary has been extended into parts of the Waikato to account for the recent positive cases.
  • Those aged 65 years and older living in Auckland must continue to stay at home until vaccinated.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2 for a further two weeks. This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • There are 129 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,671,065 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 2
  • Thanks for being patient and respecting our staff who are doing their best to keep everyone safe.

 

21 September 2021 - 2pm

  • We are in Delta Level 2 for a few more weeks
  • There are 14 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 1085.
  • 790 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will move to level 3 lockdown at 11.59pm tonight and will remain in Level 3 for at least two weeks. This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • The Auckland region boundary will be extended into parts of the Waikato to account for the recent positive cases.
  • Those aged 65 years and older living in Auckland must continue to stay at home until vaccinated.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2 for a further two weeks. This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • There are 142 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,644,597 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 2

 

20 September 2021 - 4.30pm

  • We are in Delta Level 2 for a few more weeks
  • There are 22 new positive cases of COVID-19, including three in the Waikato region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 1071.
  • 694 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will move to level 3 lockdown at 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 September 2021, for at least two weeks. This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • The Auckland region boundary will be extended into parts of the Waikato to account for the recent positive cases.
  • Those aged 65 years and older living in Auckland must continue to stay at home until vaccinated.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2 for a further two weeks. This will be reviewed on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • There are 136 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,618,673 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 2

 

17 September 2021 - 2pm

  • We are in Delta Level 2 until at least 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 September
  • There are 11 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 1007.
  • 549 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown until 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 September 2021, with cabinet agreeing in principle for Auckland to then move to Level 3. This will be reviewed on Monday 20 September 2021.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2 until 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 September 2021. This will be reviewed on Monday 20 September 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • There are 140 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,553,910 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 2

 

16 September 2021 - 2pm

  • We are in Delta Level 2 until at least 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 September
  • There are 13 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 996.
  • 460 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown until 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 September 2021, with cabinet agreeing in principle for Auckland to then move to Level 3. This will be reviewed on Monday 20 September 2021.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2 until 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 September 2021. This will be reviewed on Monday 20 September 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • Indoor gatherings have been restricted to no more than 50 people. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to no more than 100. Masks and scanning are also mandatory.
  • All schools in Delta Level 2 are open. Masks are not mandatory but highly recommended for those aged 12 and older.
  • All people in Aotearoa aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 2 looks like
  • The Alert Level boundary map is now live with an easy address search to find your exact Alert Level. Please note, this map is indicative of the Alert Level boundaries and is subject to change. 
  • There are 130 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,529,839 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when in public places.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Visit this page to read about our services at Level 2

 

15 September 2021 - 2pm

  • We are in Delta Level 2 until at least 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 September
  • There are 14 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 983.
  • 456 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown until 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 September 2021, with cabinet agreeing in principle for Auckland to then move to Level 3. This will be reviewed on Monday 20 September 2021.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2 until 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 September 2021. This will be reviewed on Monday 20 September 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • Indoor gatherings have been restricted to no more than 50 people. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to no more than 100. Masks and scanning are also mandatory.
  • All schools in Delta Level 2 are open. Masks are not mandatory but highly recommended for those aged 12 and older.
  • All people in Aotearoa aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 2 looks like
  • The Alert Level boundary map is now live with an easy address search to find your exact Alert Level. Please note, this map is indicative of the Alert Level boundaries and is subject to change. 
  • There are 136 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,506,474 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when in public places.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Our Queen Street office and Te Kuiti i-SITE is now open to the public. Opening hours are 9am to 4pm.
  • All of WDC's customer services are available at Te Kuiti i-SITE. 
  • It will be mandatory for you to wear a face covering; scan in with the NZ Covid Tracer App or manually sign in; and observe the 2m distancing rule. This could potentially restrict the amount of people we allow into our buildings during busy periods.
  • WDC Customer Services remain available 24/7 by  email: info@waitomo.govt.nz  or by calling: 0800 932 4357.
  • Our library is now open. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm. 
  • Our library's online services remain available to our customers, including downloadable e-books/e-audiobooks and our Epic database.
  • Any library queries can be directed to library@waitomo.govt.nz or info@waitomo.govt.nz.
  • It will be mandatory for you to wear a face covering; scan in with the NZ Covid Tracer App or manually sign in; and observe the 2m distancing rule. This could potentially restrict the amount of people we allow into the library during busy periods.
  • All public toilets are open under Level 2. Please adhere to the 2m physical distancing rules.
  • All playgrounds are now open. Please adhere to the 2m physical distancing rules.
  • Recycling bins can now be picked up with kerbside collection. We understand many households will have a large amount of recycling stored away, but please do not put out overloaded bins as they will not be collected. We would appreciate if you spread the recycling over a few collections.
  • Alternatively, you can take your recycling to our landfill or transfer stations.
  • All transfer stations are back to normal operations

 

14 September 2021 - 1.30pm

  • We are in Delta Level 2 until at least 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 September
  • There are 15 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 970.
  • 397 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown until 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 September 2021, with cabinet agreeing in principle for Auckland to then move to Level 3. This will be reviewed on Monday 20 September 2021.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2 until 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 September 2021. This will be reviewed on Monday 20 September 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • Indoor gatherings have been restricted to no more than 50 people. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to no more than 100. Masks and scanning are also mandatory.
  • All schools in Delta Level 2 are open. Masks are not mandatory but highly recommended for those aged 12 and older.
  • All people in Aotearoa aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 2 looks like
  • The Alert Level boundary map is now live with an easy address search to find your exact Alert Level. Please note, this map is indicative of the Alert Level boundaries and is subject to change. 
  • There are 140 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,483,568 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when in public places.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

 

13 September 2021 - 4.30pm

  • We are now in Delta Level 2
  • There are 33 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 955.
  • 372 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown until 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 September 2021, with cabinet agreeing in principle for Auckland to then move to Level 3. This will be reviewed on Monday 20 September 2021.
  • The rest of Aotearoa will continue to stay in Level 2 until 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 September 2021. This will be reviewed on Monday 20 September 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • Indoor gatherings have been restricted to no more than 50 people. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to no more than 100. Masks and scanning are also mandatory.
  • All schools in Delta Level 2 are open. Masks are not mandatory but highly recommended for those aged 12 and older.
  • All people in Aotearoa aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 2 looks like
  • The Alert Level boundary map is now live with an easy address search to find your exact Alert Level. Please note, this map is indicative of the Alert Level boundaries and is subject to change. 
  • There are 131 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,462,725 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when in public places.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Our Queen Street office and Te Kuiti i-SITE is now open to the public. Opening hours are 9am to 4pm.
  • All of WDC's customer services are available at Te Kuiti i-SITE. 
  • It will be mandatory for you to wear a face covering; scan in with the NZ Covid Tracer App or manually sign in; and observe the 2m distancing rule. This could potentially restrict the amount of people we allow into our buildings during busy periods.
  • WDC Customer Services remain available 24/7 by  email: info@waitomo.govt.nz  or by calling: 0800 932 4357.
  • Our library is now open. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm. 
  • Our library's online services remain available to our customers, including downloadable e-books/e-audiobooks and our Epic database.
  • Any library queries can be directed to library@waitomo.govt.nz or info@waitomo.govt.nz.
  • It will be mandatory for you to wear a face covering; scan in with the NZ Covid Tracer App or manually sign in; and observe the 2m distancing rule. This could potentially restrict the amount of people we allow into the library during busy periods.
  • All public toilets are open under Level 2. Please adhere to the 2m physical distancing rules.
  • All playgrounds are now open. Please adhere to the 2m physical distancing rules.
  • Recycling bins can now be picked up with kerbside collection. We understand many households will have a large amount of recycling stored away, but please do not put out overloaded bins as they will not be collected. We would appreciate if you spread the recycling over a few collections.
  • Alternatively, you can take your recycling to our landfill or transfer stations.
  • All transfer stations are back to normal operations

 

 

12 September 2021 - 2pm

  • We are now in Delta Level 2
  • There are 20 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 922.
  • 352 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown until at least Tuesday 14 September 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • Indoor gatherings have been restricted to no more than 50 people. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to no more than 100. Masks and scanning are also mandatory.
  • All schools in Delta Level 2 are open. Masks are not mandatory but highly recommended for those aged 12 and older.
  • All people in Aotearoa aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 2 looks like
  • The Alert Level boundary map is now live with an easy address search to find your exact Alert Level. Please note, this map is indicative of the Alert Level boundaries and is subject to change. 
  • There are 133 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,449,311 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when in public places.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Our Queen Street office and Te Kuiti i-SITE will open to the public tomorrow. Opening hours are 9am to 4pm.
  • All of WDC's customer services are available at Te Kuiti i-SITE. 
  • It will be mandatory for you to wear a face covering; scan in with the NZ Covid Tracer App or manually sign in; and observe the 2m distancing rule. This could potentially restrict the amount of people we allow into our buildings during busy periods.
  • WDC Customer Services remain available 24/7 by  email: info@waitomo.govt.nz  or by calling: 0800 932 4357.
  • Our library is now open. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm. 
  • Our library's online services remain available to our customers, including downloadable e-books/e-audiobooks and our Epic database.
  • Any library queries can be directed to library@waitomo.govt.nz or info@waitomo.govt.nz.
  • It will be mandatory for you to wear a face covering; scan in with the NZ Covid Tracer App or manually sign in; and observe the 2m distancing rule. This could potentially restrict the amount of people we allow into the library during busy periods.
  • All public toilets are open under Level 2. Please adhere to the 2m physical distancing rules.
  • All playgrounds will open tomorrow. Please adhere to the 2m physical distancing rules.
  • Recycling bins can now be picked up with kerbside collection. We understand many households will have a large amount of recycling stored away, but please do not put out overloaded bins as they will not be collected. We would appreciate if you spread the recycling over a few collections.
  • Alternatively, you can take your recycling to our landfill or transfer stations. 
  • TIMETABLE:
  • Sunday

    Te Kuiti – back to normal operation except closed 12–1pm

    Piopio – open as normal

    Awakino – open as normal

    Kinohaku – closed (open Monday)

    Maniaiti/Benneydale closed (open Monday)

    Marokopa closed (open Monday)

All transfer stations will be back to normal operation from Monday 13 September.

 

11 September 2021 - 5pm

  • We are now in Delta Level 2
  • There are 23 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 902.
  • 289 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown until at least Tuesday 14 September 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • Indoor gatherings have been restricted to no more than 50 people. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to no more than 100. Masks and scanning are also mandatory.
  • All schools in Delta Level 2 are open. Masks are not mandatory but highly recommended for those aged 12 and older.
  • All people in Aotearoa aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 2 looks like
  • The Alert Level boundary map is now live with an easy address search to find your exact Alert Level. Please note, this map is indicative of the Alert Level boundaries and is subject to change. 
  • There are 142 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,425,000 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when in public places.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Our Queen Street office and Te Kuiti i-SITE will open to the public on Monday 13 September. Opening hours are 9am to 4pm.
  • All of WDC's customer services are available at Te Kuiti i-SITE. 
  • It will be mandatory for you to wear a face covering; scan in with the NZ Covid Tracer App or manually sign in; and observe the 2m distancing rule. This could potentially restrict the amount of people we allow into our buildings during busy periods.
  • WDC Customer Services remain available 24/7 by  email: info@waitomo.govt.nz  or by calling: 0800 932 4357.
  • Our library is now open. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm. 
  • Our library's online services remain available to our customers, including downloadable e-books/e-audiobooks and our Epic database.
  • Any library queries can be directed to library@waitomo.govt.nz or info@waitomo.govt.nz.
  • It will be mandatory for you to wear a face covering; scan in with the NZ Covid Tracer App or manually sign in; and observe the 2m distancing rule. This could potentially restrict the amount of people we allow into the library during busy periods.
  • All public toilets are open under Level 2. Please adhere to the 2m physical distancing rules.
  • All playgrounds will open from Monday 13 September. Please adhere to the 2m physical distancing rules.
  • Recycling bins can now be picked up with kerbside collection. We understand many households will have a large amount of recycling stored away, but please do not put out overloaded bins as they will not be collected. We would appreciate if you spread the recycling over a few collections.
  • Alternatively, you can take your recycling to our landfill or transfer stations. 
  • TIMETABLE:
  • Saturday

    Te Kuiti – back to normal operation except closed 12–1pm

    Piopio – open as normal

    Maniaiti/Benneydale – closed (open Monday)

    Marokopa – closed (open Monday)

  • Sunday

    Te Kuiti – back to normal operation except closed 12–1pm

    Piopio – open as normal

    Awakino – open as normal

    Kinohaku – closed (open Monday)

    Maniaiti/Benneydale closed (open Monday)

    Marokopa closed (open Monday)

 

10 September 2021 - 2pm

  • We are now in Delta Level 2
  • There are 11 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 879.
  • 288 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown until at least Tuesday 14 September 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • Indoor gatherings have been restricted to no more than 50 people. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to no more than 100. Masks and scanning are also mandatory.
  • All schools in Delta Level 2 are open. Masks are not mandatory but highly recommended for those aged 12 and older.
  • All people in Aotearoa aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 2 looks like
  • The Alert Level boundary map is now live with an easy address search to find your exact Alert Level. Please note, this map is indicative of the Alert Level boundaries and is subject to change. 
  • There are 127 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,404,821 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when in public places.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Our Queen Street office and Te Kuiti i-SITE will open to the public on Monday 13 September. Opening hours are 9am to 4pm.
  • All of WDC's customer services are available at Te Kuiti i-SITE. 
  • It will be mandatory for you to wear a face covering; scan in with the NZ Covid Tracer App or manually sign in; and observe the 2m distancing rule. This could potentially restrict the amount of people we allow into our buildings during busy periods.
  • WDC Customer Services remain available 24/7 by  email: info@waitomo.govt.nz  or by calling: 0800 932 4357.
  • Our library is now open. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm. 
  • Our library's online services remain available to our customers, including downloadable e-books/e-audiobooks and our Epic database.
  • Any library queries can be directed to library@waitomo.govt.nz or info@waitomo.govt.nz.
  • It will be mandatory for you to wear a face covering; scan in with the NZ Covid Tracer App or manually sign in; and observe the 2m distancing rule. This could potentially restrict the amount of people we allow into the library during busy periods.
  • All public toilets are open under Level 2. Please adhere to the 2m physical distancing rules.
  • All playgrounds will open from Monday 13 September. Please adhere to the 2m physical distancing rules.
  • Recycling bins can now be picked up with kerbside collection. We understand many households will have a large amount of recycling stored away, but please do not put out overloaded bins as they will not be collected. We would appreciate if you spread the recycling over a few collections.
  • Alternatively, you can take your recycling to our landfill or transfer stations. 
  • TIMETABLE:
  • Friday

    Te Kuiti – back to normal operation, except closed 12–1pm

    Marokopa – open as normal (9am-1pm)

  • Saturday

    Te Kuiti – back to normal operation except closed 12–1pm

    Piopio – open as normal

    Maniaiti/Benneydale – closed (open Monday)

    Marokopa – closed (open Monday)

  • Sunday

    Te Kuiti – back to normal operation except closed 12–1pm

    Piopio – open as normal

    Awakino – open as normal

    Kinohaku – closed (open Monday)

    Maniaiti/Benneydale closed (open Monday)

    Marokopa closed (open Monday)

 

9 September 2021 - 2pm

  • We are now in Delta Level 2
  • There are 13 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 868.
  • 264 people have now recovered.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown until at least Tuesday 14 September 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • Indoor gatherings have been restricted to no more than 50 people. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to no more than 100. Masks and scanning are also mandatory.
  • All schools in Delta Level 2 opened today. Masks are not mandatory but highly recommended for those aged 12 and older.
  • All people in Aotearoa aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 2 looks like
  • The Alert Level boundary map is now live with an easy address search to find your exact Alert Level. Please note, this map is indicative of the Alert Level boundaries and is subject to change. 
  • There are 126 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,389,172 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when in public places.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

8 September 2021 - 3pm

  • We are now in Delta Level 2
  • There are 15 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 855.
  • 218 people have now recovered.
  • The total number of active confirmed cases associated with the outbreak to 636.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown until at least Tuesday 14 September 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • Indoor gatherings have been restricted to no more than 50 people. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to no more than 100. Masks and scanning are also mandatory.
  • All schools in Delta Level 2 will reopen on Thursday 9 September. Masks are not mandatory but highly recommended.
  • All people in Aotearoa aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 2 looks like
  • The Alert Level boundary map is now live with an easy address search to find your exact Alert Level. Please note, this map is indicative of the Alert Level boundaries and is subject to change. 
  • There are 127 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,370,579 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when in public places.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Our Queen Street office and Te Kuiti i-SITE will open to the public on Monday 13 September. Opening hours are 9am to 4pm.
  • All of WDC's customer services are available at Te Kuiti i-SITE. 
  • It will be mandatory for you to wear a face covering; scan in with the NZ Covid Tracer App or manually sign in; and observe the 2m distancing rule. This could potentially restrict the amount of people we allow into our buildings during busy periods.
  • WDC Customer Services remain available 24/7 by  email: info@waitomo.govt.nz  or by calling: 0800 932 4357.
  • Our library will reopen to the public on Friday 10 September 2021.
  • Our library's online services remain available to our customers, including downloadable e-books/e-audiobooks and our Epic database.
  • Any library queries can be directed to library@waitomo.govt.nz or info@waitomo.govt.nz.
  • It will be mandatory for you to wear a face covering; scan in with the NZ Covid Tracer App or manually sign in; and observe the 2m distancing rule. This could potentially restrict the amount of people we allow into the library during busy periods.
  • All public toilets are open under Level 2. Please adhere to the 2m physical distancing rules.
  • All playgrounds will open from Monday 13 September. Please adhere to the 2m physical distancing rules.
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place on Tuesday and Friday as normal. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am.
  • Recycling bins can now be picked up with kerbside collection. We understand many households will have a large amount of recycling stored away, but please do not put out overloaded bins as they will not be collected. We would appreciate if you spread the recycling over a few collections.
  • Alternatively, you can take your recycling to our landfill or transfer stations. Our transfer stations in Te Kuiti and Piopio are open on Wednesday and Thursday for your excess recycling.
  • TIMETABLE:
  • Wednesday

    Waitomo District Landfill,  Te Kuiti – Recycling only open 9am-12pm (closed 12-1pm) open 1-4pm. Normal operation will resume on Friday.

    Piopio – Recycling only. Open normal hours (9am-1pm)

    Maniaiti/Benneydale – open as normal (9am-1pm)

  • Thursday

    Te Kuiti – as above

    Piopio – as above

  • Friday

    Te Kuiti – back to normal operation, except closed 12–1pm

    Marokopa – open as normal (9am-1pm)

  • Saturday

    Te Kuiti – back to normal operation except closed 12–1pm

    Piopio – open as normal

    Maniaiti/Benneydale – closed (open Monday)

    Marokopa – closed (open Monday)

  • Sunday

    Te Kuiti – back to normal operation except closed 12–1pm

    Piopio – open as normal

    Awakino – open as normal

    Kinohaku – closed (open Monday)

    Maniaiti/Benneydale closed (open Monday)

    Marokopa closed (open Monday)

     

    All transfer stations will be back to normal operation from Monday 13 September.

 

7 September 2021 - 3pm

  • It’s day 21 of our Waitomo District lockdown, and our 7th day in Alert Level 3.
  • There are 21 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland region, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 841.
  • 147 people have now recovered.
  • The total number of active confirmed cases associated with the outbreak to 720.
  • Waitomo District and all other regions excluding Auckland, will move into Delta Level 2 at 11.59pm tonight.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown until at least Tuesday 14 September 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • Indoor gatherings have been restricted to no more than 50 people. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to no more than 100. Masks and scanning are also mandatory.
  • All schools in Delta Level 2 will reopen on Thursday 8 September. Masks are not mandatory but highly recommended.
  • All people in Aotearoa aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 2 looks like
  • The Alert Level boundary map is now live with an easy address search to find your exact Alert Level. Please note, this map is indicative of the Alert Level boundaries and is subject to change. 
  • There are 127 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,347,097 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when in public places.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council - Delta Level 2

  • Our Queen Street office and Te Kuiti i-SITE will open to the public on Monday 13 September. Opening hours are 9am to 4pm.
  • All of WDC's customer services are available at Te Kuiti i-SITE. 
  • It will be mandatory for you to wear a face covering; scan in with the NZ Covid Tracer App or manually sign in; and observe the 2m distancing rule. This could potentially restrict the amount of people we allow into our buildings during busy periods.
  • WDC Customer Services remain available 24/7 by  email: info@waitomo.govt.nz  or by calling: 0800 932 4357.
  • Our library will reopen to the public on Friday 10 September 2021.
  • Our library's online services remain available to our customers, including downloadable e-books/e-audiobooks and our Epic database.
  • Any library queries can be directed to library@waitomo.govt.nz or info@waitomo.govt.nz.
  • It will be mandatory for you to wear a face covering; scan in with the NZ Covid Tracer App or manually sign in; and observe the 2m distancing rule. This could potentially restrict the amount of people we allow into the library during busy periods.
  • All public toilets are open under Level 2. Please adhere to the 2m physical distancing rules.
  • All playgrounds will open from Monday 13 September. Please adhere to the 2m physical distancing rules.
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place on Tuesday and Friday as normal. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am.
  • Recycling bins can now be picked up with kerbside collection. We understand many households will have a large amount of recycling stored away, but please do not put out overloaded bins as they will not be collected. We would appreciate if you spread the recycling over a few collections.
  • Alternatively, you can take your recycling to our landfill or transfer stations. Our transfer stations in Te Kuiti and Piopio are open on Wednesday and Thursday for your excess recycling.
  • TIMETABLE:
  • Wednesday

    Waitomo District Landfill,  Te Kuiti – Recycling only open 9am-12pm (closed 12-1pm) open 1-4pm. Normal operation will resume on Friday.

    Piopio – Recycling only. Open normal hours (9am-1pm)

    Maniaiti/Benneydale – open as normal (9am-1pm)

  • Thursday

    Te Kuiti – as above

    Piopio – as above

  • Friday

    Te Kuiti – back to normal operation, except closed 12–1pm

    Marokopa – open as normal (9am-1pm)

  • Saturday

    Te Kuiti – back to normal operation except closed 12–1pm

    Piopio – open as normal

    Maniaiti/Benneydale – closed (open Monday)

    Marokopa – closed (open Monday)

  • Sunday

    Te Kuiti – back to normal operation except closed 12–1pm

    Piopio – open as normal

    Awakino – open as normal

    Kinohaku – closed (open Monday)

    Maniaiti/Benneydale closed (open Monday)

    Marokopa closed (open Monday)

     

    All transfer stations will be back to normal operation from Monday 13 September.

 

 

6 September 2021 - 5pm

  • It’s day 20 of our Waitomo District lockdown, and our 6th day in Alert Level 3.
  • There are 20 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the Auckland, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 821.
  • The total number of active confirmed cases associated with the outbreak to 704.
  • Waitomo District and all other regions excluding Auckland, will move into Delta Level 2 at 11.59pm on Tuesday 7 September 2021.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown until at least Tuesday 14 September 2021.
  • In Delta Level 2, extra restrictions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing in indoor public places, mandatory tracer app scanning, and 2m distancing in indoor public places.
  • Indoor gatherings have been restricted to no more than 50 people. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to no more than 100. Masks and scanning are also mandatory.
  • All schools in Delta Level 2 will reopen on Thursday 8 September. Masks are not mandatory but highly recommended.
  • All people in Aotearoa aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 2 looks like
  • The Alert Level boundary map is now live with an easy address search to find your exact Alert Level. Please note, this map is indicative of the Alert Level boundaries and is subject to change. Refinements to this map are in development.
  • There are 126 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,325,242 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when in public places.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council

  • A reminder that recycling services is still not available under Level 3. Please do not leave out with kerbside collection and please do not bring to our transfer stations or landfill.
  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place on Tuesday and Friday as normal. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • From 1 September, under Alert Level 3, transfer stations and the landfill will be temporarily open for 2 hours, once a week for the foreseeable future.

    Timetable   

    • Wednesday – Benneydale & Awakino open 10am – 12pm
    • Thursday – Marokopa & Kinohaku open 10am – 12pm
    • Friday – Te Kuiti & Piopio open 10am – 12pm

    Please note:

      • Each site will only be open for 2 hrs
      • Blue WDC rubbish bags only
      • No eftpos available on sites or cash (due to COVID operating restrictions)
      • WDC bags are available from supermarkets
      • Do not turn up with black bags, you will be turned away
      • All visitors will be required to scan QR codes/or complete a manual entry form
      • All visitors must wear masks
      • Access to sites will be controlled, so please be patient
      • Recycling will commence when the sorting facilities are able to operate, please keep it at home, rinse well and store

     

  • Our council offices and public venues remain closed, including our public halls, playgrounds and Te Kuiti i-SITE.
  • Our Holiday Parks remain closed to the public under Alert Level 3.
  • Our library is closed to the public, but online services remain available to our customers, including downloadable e-books/e-audiobooks and our Epic database.  All items on loan will be extended and there will be no fines on any items for the period we are closed to the public.

    Any library queries can be directed to library@waitomo.govt.nz or info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

3 September 2021 - 3pm

  • It’s day 17 of our Waitomo District lockdown, and our 3rd day in Alert Level 3.
  • There are 28 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the community, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 762.
  • The total number of community cases in Auckland is now 736 and 17 in Wellington.
  • Auckland is still in level 4 lockdown. Cabinet will meet on 6 September to review the alert level.
  • Northland is now in Alert Level 3.
  • All people in Aotearoa aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 3 looks like
  • The Alert Level boundary map is now live with an easy address search to find your exact Alert Level. Please note, this map is indicative of the Alert Level boundaries and is subject to change. Refinements to this map are in development.
  • There are 261 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,264,629 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when in public places.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

 

2 September 2021 - 3pm

  • It’s day 16 of our Waitomo District lockdown, and our 2nd day in Alert Level 3.
  • There are 49 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the community, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 725.
  • The total number of community cases in Auckland is now 709 and 16 in Wellington.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown for a further two weeks. Cabinet will meet on 6 September to review the alert level.
  • Northland will move to Alert Level 3 at 11:59pm tonight.
  • All people in Aotearoa aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 3 looks like
  • The Alert Level boundary map is now live with an easy address search to find your exact Alert Level. Please note, this map is indicative of the Alert Level boundaries and is subject to change. Refinements to this map are in development.
  • There are 319 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,239,351 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when in public places.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council

  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place on Tuesday and Friday as normal. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 4. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure they are washed.
  • From 1 September, under Alert Level 3, transfer stations and the landfill will be temporarily open for 2 hours, once a week for the foreseeable future.

    Timetable   

    • Wednesday – Benneydale & Awakino open 10am – 12pm
    • Thursday – Marokopa & Kinohaku open 10am – 12pm
    • Friday – Te Kuiti & Piopio open 10am – 12pm

    Please note:

      • Each site will only be open for 2 hrs
      • Blue WDC rubbish bags only
      • No eftpos available on sites or cash (due to COVID operating restrictions)
      • WDC bags are available from supermarkets
      • Do not turn up with black bags, you will be turned away
      • All visitors will be required to scan QR codes/or complete a manual entry form
      • All visitors must wear masks
      • Access to sites will be controlled, so please be patient
      • Recycling will commence when the sorting facilities are able to operate, please keep it at home, rinse well and store

     

  • Our council offices and public venues remain closed, including our public halls, playgrounds and Te Kuiti i-SITE.
  • Our Holiday Parks remain closed to the public under Alert Level 3.
  • Our library is closed to the public, but online services remain available to our customers, including downloadable e-books/e-audiobooks and our Epic database.  All items on loan will be extended and there will be no fines on any items for the period we are closed to the public.

    Any library queries can be directed to library@waitomo.govt.nz or info@waitomo.govt.nz.

1 September 2021 - 3pm

  • It’s day 15 of our Waitomo District lockdown, and our first day in Alert Level 3.
  • There are 75 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the community, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 687.
  • The total number of community cases in Auckland is now 671 and 16 in Wellington.
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown for a further two weeks. Cabinet will meet on 6 September to review the alert level.
  • Northland will remain at Alert Level 4 until at least at 11:59pm on Thursday.
  • All people in Aotearoa aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 3 looks like
  • The Alert Level boundary map is now live with an easy address search to find your exact Alert Level. Please note, this map is indicative of the Alert Level boundaries and is subject to change. Refinements to this map are in development.
  • There are 344 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • 1,211,861 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when in public places.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council

  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place on Tuesday and Friday as normal. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 4. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure they are washed.
  • From 1 September, under Alert Level 3, transfer stations and the landfill will be temporarily open for 2 hours, once a week for the foreseeable future.

    Timetable   

    • Wednesday – Benneydale & Awakino open 10am – 12pm
    • Thursday – Marokopa & Kinohaku open 10am – 12pm
    • Friday – Te Kuiti & Piopio open 10am – 12pm

    Please note:

      • Each site will only be open for 2 hrs
      • Blue WDC rubbish bags only
      • No eftpos available on sites or cash (due to COVID operating restrictions)
      • WDC bags are available from supermarkets
      • Do not turn up with black bags, you will be turned away
      • All visitors will be required to scan QR codes/or complete a manual entry form
      • All visitors must wear masks
      • Access to sites will be controlled, so please be patient
      • Recycling will commence when the sorting facilities are able to operate, please keep it at home, rinse well and store

     

  • Our council offices and public venues remain closed, including our public halls, playgrounds and Te Kuiti i-SITE.
  • Our Holiday Parks remain closed to the public under Alert Level 3.
  • Our library is closed to the public, but online services remain available to our customers, including downloadable e-books/e-audiobooks and our Epic database.  All items on loan will be extended and there will be no fines on any items for the period we are closed to the public.

    Any library queries can be directed to library@waitomo.govt.nz or info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

31 August 2021 - 3pm

  • It’s day 14 of our Waitomo District lockdown.
  • There are 49 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the community, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 612.
  • The total number of community cases in Auckland is now 597 and 15 in Wellington.
  • Waitomo District will continue to stay in Level 4 Lockdown until 11.59pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021. We will then move to Level 3 at midnight 1 September 2021 for one week. 
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown for a further two weeks. Cabinet will meet on 6 September to review the alert level.
  • Northland will remain at Alert Level 4 until at least at 11:59pm on Thursday.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 3 looks like
  • The Alert Level boundary map is now live with an easy address search to find your exact Alert Level. Please note, this map is indicative of the Alert Level boundaries and is subject to change. Refinements to this map are in development.
  • There are 389 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • People aged 30 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • 1,184,275 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • Please do not engage on local buy and sell facebook pages. Contactless delivery is only available for essential services.
  • Only make physical contact with those in your household bubble.
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when at essential services places, like supermarkets, petrol stations and chemists.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council

  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place on Tuesday and Friday as normal. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 4. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure they are washed.
  • From 1 September, under Alert Level 3, transfer stations and the landfill will be temporarily open for 2 hours, once a week for the foreseeable future.

    Timetable   

    • Wednesday – Benneydale & Awakino open 10am – 12pm
    • Thursday – Marokopa & Kinohaku open 10am – 12pm
    • Friday – Te Kuiti & Piopio open 10am – 12pm

    Please note:

      • Each site will only be open for 2 hrs
      • Blue WDC rubbish bags only
      • No eftpos available on sites or cash (due to COVID operating restrictions)
      • WDC bags are available from supermarkets
      • Do not turn up with black bags, you will be turned away
      • All visitors will be required to scan QR codes/or complete a manual entry form
      • All visitors must wear masks
      • Access to sites will be controlled, so please be patient
      • Recycling will commence when the sorting facilities are able to operate, please keep it at home, rinse well and store

     

  • Our council offices and public venues remain closed, including our public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks, and Te Kuiti i-SITE.
  • Our library is closed to the public, but online services remain available to our customers, including downloadable e-books/e-audiobooks and our Epic database.  All items on loan will be extended and there will be no fines on any items for the period we are closed to the public.

    Any library queries can be directed to library@waitomo.govt.nz or info@waitomo.govt.nz.

 

30 August 2021 - 4.45pm

  • It’s day 13 of our Waitomo District lockdown.
  • There are 53 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the community, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 562.
  • The total number of community cases in Auckland is now 549 and 15 in Wellington.
  • Waitomo District will continue to stay in Level 4 Lockdown until 11.59pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021. We will then move to Level 3 at midnight 1 September 2021 for one week. 
  • Auckland will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown for a further two weeks. Cabinet will meet on 6 September to review the alert level.
  • Northland will remain at Alert Level 4 until at least at 11:59pm on Thursday.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 3 looks like
  • The Alert Level boundary map is now live with an easy address search to find your exact Alert Level. Please note, this map is indicative of the Alert Level boundaries and is subject to change. Refinements to this map are in development.
  • There are 450 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • People aged 30 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • 1,160,700 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • Please do not engage on local buy and sell facebook pages. Contactless delivery is only available for essential services.
  • Only make physical contact with those in your household bubble.
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when at essential services places, like supermarkets, petrol stations and chemists.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council

  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place on Tuesday and Friday as normal. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 4. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure they are washed.
  • From 1 September, under Alert Level 3, transfer stations and the landfill will be temporarily open for 2 hours, once a week for the foreseeable future.

    Timetable   

    • Wednesday – Benneydale & Awakino open 10am – 12pm
    • Thursday – Marokopa & Kinohaku open 10am – 12pm
    • Friday – Te Kuiti & Piopio open 10am – 12pm

    Please note:

      • Each site will only be open for 2 hrs
      • Blue WDC rubbish bags only
      • No eftpos available on sites or cash (due to COVID operating restrictions)
      • WDC bags are available from supermarkets
      • Do not turn up with black bags, you will be turned away
      • All visitors will be required to scan QR codes/or complete a manual entry form
      • All visitors must wear masks
      • Access to sites will be controlled, so please be patient
      • Recycling will commence when the sorting facilities are able to operate, please keep it at home, rinse well and store

     

  • Our council offices and public venues remain closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks, and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • The due date for instalment one of your rates is Tuesday 31 August 2021. Over the counter payment is not available while the Council offices are closed during Level 4 and 3. We can also process payments over the phone if this is a preference, or alternatively you can download a direct debit form and email this. If you would like to discuss payment options, please do not hesitate to call Council on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz

 

29 August 2021 - 3.30pm

  • It’s day 12 of our Waitomo District lockdown.
  • There are 83 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the community, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 511.
  • The total number of community cases in Auckland is now 496 and 15 in Wellington.
  • Waitomo District will continue to stay in Level 4 Lockdown until 11.59pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021. We will then move to Level 3 at midnight 1 September 2021.
  • A decision about Alert Levels in the Auckland region and Northland will be made on Monday, however, it is likely these regions will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown for a further two weeks.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 3 looks like
  • The Alert Level boundary map is now live with an easy address search to find your exact Alert Level. Please note, this map is indicative of the Alert Level boundaries and is subject to change. Refinements to this map are in development.
  • There are 475 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • People aged 30 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • 1,148,640 people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • Please do not engage on local buy and sell facebook pages. Contactless delivery is only available for essential services.
  • Only make physical contact with those in your household bubble.
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when at essential services places, like supermarkets, petrol stations and chemists.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council

  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place on Tuesday and Friday as normal. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 4. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure they are washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations remain closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues remain closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • The due date for instalment one of your rates is Tuesday 31 August 2021. Over the counter payment is not available while the Council offices are closed during Level 4. We can also process payments over the phone if this is a preference, or alternatively you can download a direct debit form and email this. If you would like to discuss payment options, please do not hesitate to call Council on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz

 

27 August 2021 - 3.30pm

  • It’s day 10 of our Waitomo District lockdown.
  • There are 70 new positive cases of COVID-19, all in the community, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 347.
  • The total number of community cases in Auckland is now 333 and 14 in Wellington.
  • There are 278 cases that have been clearly epidemiologically-linked to another case or sub-cluster, and a further 69 for which links are yet to be fully established.
  • Waitomo District will continue to stay in Level 4 Lockdown until 11.59pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021. We will then move to Level 3 at midnight 1 September 2021.
  • A decision about Alert Levels in the Auckland region and Northland will be made on Monday, however, it is likely these regions will continue to stay in level 4 lockdown for a further two weeks.
  • Visit the Covid-19 website to learn about what Level 3 looks like
  • There are now more than 500 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • People aged 30 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • Please do not engage on local buy and sell facebook pages. Contactless delivery is only available for essential services.
  • Only make physical contact with those in your household bubble.
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when at essential services places, like supermarkets, petrol stations and chemists.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council

  • Kerbside Collection for the Waitomo District will take place on Tuesday and Friday as normal. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 4. Please hold on to your recycling for now and make sure they are washed. 
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations remain closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues remain closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • The due date for instalment one of your rates is Tuesday 31 August 2021. Over the counter payment is not available while the Council offices are closed during Level 4. We can also process payments over the phone if this is a preference, or alternatively you can download a direct debit form and email this. If you would like to discuss payment options, please do not hesitate to call Council on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz

 

26 August 2021 - 3pm

  • It’s day nine of our Waitomo District lockdown.
  • There are 68 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the community, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 277.
  • The total number of community cases in Auckland is now 263 and 14 in Wellington.
  • Waitomo District will stay in level 4 lockdown until 11.59pm on Friday 27 August 2021. This will be reviewed on Friday, 27 August 2021.
  • Auckland will stay in level 4 lockdown for longer until 11.59pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021. This will be reviewed on Monday, 30 August 2021.
  • There are now 495 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • People aged 30 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • Please do not engage on local buy and sell facebook pages. Contactless delivery is only available for essential services.
  • At Alert Level 4 you can only leave home to shop for groceries, access necessary healthcare, and get a COVID-19 test.
  • Only make physical contact with those in your household bubble.
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when at essential services places, like supermarkets, petrol stations and chemists.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

 

25 August 2021 - 3pm

  • It’s day eight of our Waitomo District lockdown.
  • There are 62 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the community, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 210.
  • The total number of community cases in Auckland is now 198 and 12 in Wellington.
  • Waitomo District will stay in level 4 lockdown until 11.59pm on Friday 27 August 2021. This will be reviewed on Friday, 27 August 2021.
  • Auckland will stay in level 4 lockdown for longer until 11.59pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021. This will be reviewed on Monday, 30 August 2021.
  • There are now more than 480 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • People aged 30 and older are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • Please do not engage on local buy and sell facebook pages. Contactless delivery is only available for essential services.
  • At Alert Level 4 you can only leave home to shop for groceries, access necessary healthcare, and get a COVID-19 test.
  • Only make physical contact with those in your household bubble.
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when at essential services places, like supermarkets, petrol stations and chemists.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Level 4 essential workers who have children aged up to 13 years old can access free child care, so they can continue to provide essential services needed during lockdown.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council

  • Kerbside Collection for Te Kuiti will take place on Friday as normal. Please ensure your blue rubbish bags are placed outside before 8am. Collection will be quicker due to recycling not being picked up.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 4.
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations remain closed to the public. Please do not dump your rubbish outside the transfer station.
  • Our council offices and public venues remain closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks, and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • The due date for instalment one of your rates is Tuesday 31 August 2021. Over the counter payment is not available while the Council offices are closed during Level 4. We can also process payments over the phone if this is a preference, or alternatively you can download a direct debit form and email this. If you would like to discuss payment options, please do not hesitate to call Council on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz

 

 

24 August 2021 - 3pm

  • It’s day seven of our Waitomo District lockdown.
  • There are 41 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the community, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 148.
  • The total number of community cases in Auckland is now 137 and 11 in Wellington.
  • Waitomo District will stay in level 4 lockdown until 11.59pm on Friday 27 August 2021. This will be reviewed on Friday, 27 August 2021.
  • Auckland will stay in level 4 lockdown for longer until 11.59pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021. This will be reviewed on Monday, 30 August 2021.
  • There are now more than 300 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • Central Government has released a list of support services contacts. This can be found here (PDF 163 KB)
  • Public health staff across New Zealand continue to contact trace, with a focus on higher risk locations.
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • Anyone can use the ‘Need to Talk?’ service to speak with a trained counsellor. Just call or text 1737. It's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Level 4 essential workers who have children aged up to 13 years old can access free child care, so they can continue to provide essential services needed during lockdown.
  • At Alert Level 4 you can only leave home to shop for groceries, access necessary healthcare, and get a COVID-19 test.
  • Only make physical contact with those in your household bubble.
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when at essential services places, like supermarkets, petrol stations and chemists.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

 

23 August 2021 - 4.25pm

  • It’s day six of our Waitomo District lockdown.
  • Waitomo District will stay in level 4 lockdown until 11.59pm on Friday 27 August 2021. This will be reviewed on Friday, 27 August 2021.
  • Auckland will stay in level 4 lockdown for longer until 11.59pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021. This will be reviewed on Monday, 30 August 2021.
  • There are 35 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the community, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 107.
  • Of the 35 new cases, 33 are in Auckland and 2 are in Wellington.
  • There are now more than 300 locations of interest. You can find locations of interest here
  • For residents who need extra assistance during this lockdown period, please contact MSD on 0800 559 009 or visit the website
  • Level 4 essential workers who have children aged up to 13 years old can access free child care, so they can continue to provide essential services needed during lockdown.
  • At Alert Level 4 you can only leave home to shop for groceries, access necessary healthcare, and get a COVID-19 test.
  • Only make physical contact with those in your household bubble.
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when at essential services places, like supermarkets, petrol stations and chemists.
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

 

22 August 2021 - 3pm

  • It’s day five of our Waitomo District lockdown.
  • All of NZ will stay in level 4 lockdown until 11.59pm on Tuesday 24 August 2021.
  • There are 21 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the community, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 72.
  • Of the 21 new cases, 20 are in Auckland and 1 is in Wellington.
  • Level 4 essential workers who have children aged up to 13 years old can access free child care, so they can continue to provide essential services needed during lockdown.
  • At Alert Level 4 you can only leave home to shop for groceries, access necessary healthcare, and get a COVID-19 test.
  • Only make physical contact with those in your household bubble.
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when at essential services places, like supermarkets, petrol stations and chemists.
  • You can find locations of interest here
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council

  • Kerbside Collection for Piopio, Mokau/Awakino, and the Waitomo ward and Village area will take place on Tuesday as normal.
  • Recycling bins cannot be picked up due to the sorting facility which takes our recycling, being closed under Alert Level 4.
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations remain closed to the public.
  • Council staff are still looking into the issue of some blue Council rubbish bags not being picked up from the kerbside collection in Te Kuiti on Friday.
  • Our council offices and public venues remain closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Please contact us by: email: info@waitomo.govt.nz   or by calling: 0800 932 4357. This service is available 24/7.

 

21 August 2021 - 3pm

  • It’s day four of our Waitomo District lockdown.
  • All of NZ will stay in level 4 lockdown until 11.59pm on Tuesday 24 August 2021.
  • There are 21 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the community, taking our total number of confirmed cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 51.
  • Of the 21 new cases, 18 are in Auckland and 3 are in Wellington – one of which we reported yesterday. Investigations into the source of these cases is underway.
  • 21 cases are now confirmed as part of the Auckland cluster, with the remaining 30 under investigation to confirm linkage to the outbreak. Initial assessment shows in most cases there is a link.
  • The majority of contacts are located in the Auckland and Waikato regions, with a small proportion located in other areas throughout the rest of North Island and South Island.
  • At Alert Level 4 you can only leave home to shop for groceries, access necessary healthcare, and get a COVID-19 test.
  • Only make physical contact with those in your household bubble.
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when at essential services places, like supermarkets, petrol stations and chemists.
  • You can find locations of interest here
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council

  • Council staff are looking into the issue of some blue Council rubbish bags not being picked up from the kerbside collection on Friday.
  • Our council offices and public venues remain closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will remain closed to the public.

 

21 August 2021 - 9am

  • It’s day four of our Waitomo District lockdown.
  • All of NZ will stay in level 4 lockdown until 11.59pm on Tuesday 24 August 2021.
  • At Alert Level 4 you can only leave home to shop for groceries, access necessary healthcare, and get a COVID-19 test.
  • Only make physical contact with those in your household bubble.
  • If you are aged 12 years and older, you legally must wear a face covering when at essential services places, like supermarkets, petrol stations and chemists.
  • You can find locations of interest here
  • The health system is still operating. If you need healthcare, you can access care the same way you normally would. If that is your GP, give them a call. If that’s Healthline, call 0800 611 116. In an emergency immediately dial 111.
  • Be patient, be kind, stay informed

Our Council

  • Our council offices and public venues remain closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds and Te Kuiti i-SITE
  • Our Landfill and Transfer Stations will remain closed to the public.

20 August 2021 - 3.30pm

  • It’s day three of our Waitomo District lockdown.
  • All of NZ will stay in level 4 lockdown until 11.59pm on Tuesday 24 August 2021.
  • On Monday, 23 August, Cabinet will meet to discuss a plan moving forward.
  • There are 11 new cases of COVID-19 in the New Zealand community . This brings the total number of cases associated with the current Auckland community outbreak to 31.
  • Of the 11 new cases, eight are in Auckland and three are in Wellington. The three in Wellington had recently travelled to Auckland and visited a location of interest there.
  • We have no known cases in the district so far
  • We need to stay in our bubbles, stay home and save lives.

 

20 August 2021 - 9am

  • It’s day three of our three-day Waitomo District lockdown.
  • We will find out today from Central Government if lockdown will be extended.
  • Businesses can now apply to MSD for the Covid-19 wage subsidy 
  • We need to stay in our bubbles, stay home and save lives.

19 August 2021 - 4pm

  • It’s day two of our three-day Waitomo District lockdown.
  • We have no known cases in the district and no places of interest so far.
  • We need to stay in our bubbles, stay home and save lives.
  • It is now compulsory people aged 12 years and older to wear masks in public and essential services places, like supermarkets, petrol stations and chemists.
  • Auckland has 11 new community cases of the highly-transmissible Delta variant of Covid today, bringing the total to 21 so far in this outbreak.
  • Genome testing shows the cases are linked to the New South Wales outbreak and likely arrived on 7 August with a traveller who tested positive in MIQ.
  • More cases are expected to be found and health authorities are looking at about 70 places of interest in Auckland and Coromandel.
  • Vaccinations are now open to 12 to 15 year olds and people aged 40-plus.
  • Please be kind, be patient and stay calm.
  • For all the latest updates check out the Covid 19 website

Our Council

  • Our public venues are closed, including our library, playgrounds, our main office, Te Kuiti i-SITE, Landfill and Transfer Stations.
  • As part of Level 4 restrictions, our Library APNK free wifi will be turned off until further notice to prevent gatherings at the library.
  • Our public toilets are closed during Level 4 with the exception of any public toilet situated on a State Highway. These are only open for essential freight drivers.
  • Unfortunately, recycling services are not available during Alert Level 4. Due to recycling sorting stations being closed, recycling bins cannot be picked up, so please do not put this out with the kerbside collection.
  • We’re still offering a contactless service so give us a call on 0800 932 4357 or email: info@waitomo.govt.nz 

 

Wednesday 18 August 2021

  • It’s day one of our three-day Waitomo District lockdown.
  • The Government is still collecting information
  • We have no known cases in the district and no places of interest so far.
  • We need to stay in our bubbles, stay home and save lives.

Our Council

  • Our main office, library and Te Kuiti i-SITE are closed until further notice. Our online services remain available to our library customers, including downloadable e-books/e-audiobooks
  • We’re offering a contactless service so give us a call on 0800 932 4357 or email: info@waitomo.govt.nz 
  • Kerbside collection will take place on Friday for blue Council rubbish bags only. Unfortunately, recycling bins will not be picked up, so please do not put this out. We will keep you updated as to when this will next be collected, and will continue to update our Facebook page and website with any changes to our services.
  • The due date for instalment one of your rates is Tuesday 31 August 2021. Over the counter payment is not available while the Council offices are closed during Level 4. We can also process payments over the phone if this is a preference, or alternatively you can download a direct debit form and email this. If you would like to discuss payment options, please do not hesitate to call Council on 0800 932 4357 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz

Level 4 facts

  • Let’s stay in our bubbles, stay home and save lives.
  • Stay local, restrict travel, keep washing your hands with soap, mask up when you’re out and remember the physical distancing rules.
  • Be kind and be tolerant, and let’s look out for each other.
  • If you’re feeling unwell or need medical advice, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 anytime.
  • For COVID-19 health advice call 0800 358 5453 anytime.