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*** Waitomo District now in Alert level 3***
Click here for our service information under Level 3. Click here to view the All of Government Support Services Information. The government website has everything you need to know about COVID-19 including the latest updates. Please keep safe and stay at home.

Covid-19 Alert Level Updates

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

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

 

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

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 tomorrow, 10 September 2021 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.
  • 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:
  • Thursday

    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)

  • 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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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. 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

 

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

Our Council

  • Kerbside Collection for Piopio, Mokau/Awakino, and the Waitomo ward and Village area will take place on Tuesday 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.
  • Our council offices and public venues remain closed, including our library, public halls, playgrounds, Holiday Parks, and Te Kuiti i-SITE

 

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 

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.

 

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.