22 October 2019
WDC Service information – Labour Day Monday 28 October 
The Waitomo District Council Office is closed on Labour Day.   For all after hours services please call 0800 932 4357. Our call centre operates 24/7.
  • Waitomo District Library is closed.
  • Waitomo District Aquatic Centre is open from 11am – 5pm.
  • Te Kuiti Visitor Information Centre i-SITE is open from 10am – 2pm.
District Transfer Stations
  • Waitomo District Landfill is closed.
  • Awakino/Mokau and Piopio Transfer Stations are closed.
  • Marokopa, Kinohaku and Benneydale Transfer Stations are open as per normal, from 9am – 1pm.
There is no change to the kerbside collection services.
Rates invoices by email
To help the environment and reduce waste, you can choose to receive your rates invoices and correspondence by email.   Simply fill in and return the form available on our website here or contact Customer Services on 07-878-0800 for a form to be sent to you.
What goes in your WDC green bin?
Place your green bin on the kerbside by 8amon collection day (Tuesday: Piopio, Mokau/Awakino, Waitomo ward/Village. Friday: Te Kuiti). Large volumes of recycling must be taken to the Transfer Station. 
Waitomo District Library programmes
Wriggle n’ Rhyme
Every Wednesday from 10.30am – 11am
This free programme promotes active movement and brain development for babies and toddlers aged 2 years and under.  
Toddler time
Every Friday from 10.30am – 11am
This free session is for children aged 2 to 5 years. Toddler time is an interactive programme with music, crafts, stories and dance. No need to book, just come along!

For more information please call Waitomo District Library on  (07) 878 1028, or email library@waitomo.govt.nz
Creative Communities Funding Scheme
Applications are now open for the Creative Communities Funding Scheme.  Individuals, groups or organisations which support and encourage creativity and opportunities to participate in arts activities are invited to apply. Projects must have an arts or creative cultural focus and benefit the Waitomo District Community. Under the scheme “The Arts” is defined as “all forms of creative and interpretive expression.” Before you prepare your application please read the Creative Communities Scheme Application Guide available on our website. Alternatively please contact the Customer Services Team on 07 878 0800 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz There is a funding pool of $10,000.00 available for distribution.
Applications close 5pm, Friday 1st November 2019
EMERGENCY SURVIVAL ITEMS
In most emergencies you should be able to stay in your home. Plan to be able to look after yourself and your household for at least three days or more.  Assemble and maintain your emergency survival items for your home as well as a portable getaway kit in case you have to leave in a hurry. You should also have essential emergency items in your workplace and in your car.

Emergency Survival items
  • Torch with spare batteries or a self charging torch
  • Radio with spare batteries
  • Wind and waterproof clothing, sun hats, and strong outdoor shoes.
  • First aid kit and essential medicines
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Pet supplies
  • Toilet paper and large rubbish bags for your emergency toilet
  • Face and dust masks
Check all batteries every three months. Battery powered lighting is the safest and easiest. Do not use candles as they can tip over in earthquake aftershocks or in a gust of wind. Do not use kerosene lamps, which require a great deal of ventilation and are not designed for indoor use.

Food and water for at least three days
  • Non-perishable food (canned or dried food)
  • Food, formula and drinks for babies and small children
  • Water (at least 3 litres per person per day) for drinking
  • Water for washing and cooking
  • A primus or gas barbeque to cook on
  • A can opener
Check and replace food and water every twelve months. Consider stocking a two-week supply of food and water for prolonged emergencies such as a pandemic.

For more ways to get prepared visit www.happens.nz