Unite Against COVID-19

*** Waitomo District is currently in Delta Level 2***
Click here for our service information under Level 2. 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 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

  • 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

 

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

  • 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

 

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.