Saturday 28 December 2019 and 4 January 2020 – Te Kuiti
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Sprinklers between 6-8am and 6-8pm.Hand-held hosing is allowed anytime.
Use sprinklers on alternate days between 6-8am and 6-8pmHand held hosing is allowed at anytime.
No sprinklers allowedHand-held hosing only.
Essential water use only.There is a complete ban on any outdoor water use.
Always use a twist or trigger nozzle when using your hose.Use a timer with your sprinkler or irrigation system and be mindful where you position it so that you are watering plants, not paved areas.Use a cover on permanent and portable pools to prevent evaporation and use appropriate chemicals to keep the water fresh.Use a broom and/or bucket to clean hard surfaces such as footpaths and driveways.Wash your car/boat/caravan on an area of lawn.Shorten your shower. Put a bucket in the shower while you’re waiting for the water to warm up, and use the water you catch for watering plants, flushing the toilet or cleaning.Use water from your rain water tank or grey water wherever possible.
Give memories as a gift, like a ticket to a summer concert, activity or experience!Send an electronic Christmas card.Wrap your presents in reusable bags.Use a Christmas stocking or recycled paper when wrapping smaller presents.Look for present options with no packaging.Avoid food waste by making a meal plan and buying only what you need.Use left-overs for breakfast the next day.
Cut up old Christmas cards to use as gift tags for presents.Save wrapping paper, ribbons and gift bags to use again.Make a gift using items around the house, up-cycle a piece of furniture or bake Christmas treats.Grow your own native Christmas tree ready for December each year.Get into the Christmas spirit by donating unwanted toys or drop them into the Recycle shop at Waitomo District Landfill.
Recycle your glass, cans and plastic bottles in your green bin during the festive season. Large volumes can be recycled at the Waitomo District Landfill.Separate cardboard packaging for recycling or re-using.Put paper or cards (no glitter or foil) in your green bin for collection.Fruit and vegetable peelings left over from your festive fare can be composted or put in your worm farm if you have one.Donate clean, unwanted clothing to friends, neighbours or a charity store near you.