18 June 2019
Winter Warmers Reading Programme
Take part in our programme and earn incentives along the way, then join us at our finale party. This year’s theme is “Reading under the stars”. Suitable for children aged 5-12 years. 

Registrations open Monday 24 June 2019.

We also have other fun activities planned (no registration required):
  • Arts and Crafts: Wednesday 10 July, 10am-1pm
  • Kids Mini Quiz: Friday 12 July, 2pm-2.30pm
  • Lego Fun: Wednesday 17 July, 10am-11.30am
Waitomo District Library
Taupiri Street Te Kuiti. Open Mon – Fri 10 am to 5 pm, Sat 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. Phone (07) 878 1028
Dog registration fees are due 31st July 2019
Registration fees fund the cost of providing dog control services in our District and helps us to ensure we have safe and well controlled dogs in our community.
Please contact Waitomo District Council for further information on 0800 932 4357 or send us an email info@waitomo.govt.nz
Notice of Routine Hydrant Flushing
WDC will be undertaking routine hydrant flushing in Te Kuiti, Benneydale, Mokau and Piopio from Wednesday 19thto Friday 21st June 2019.

TE KUITI – Eastern Side: Anzac Street, Boddies Terrace, Broadfoot Place, Corinth Avenue, Ellison Avenue, Esplanade, Hinerangi Street, Kiwi Street, Liverpool Street, Mahoe Crescent, Ngarongo Street, Sturgess Terrace, Tammadge Street, Taruna Place, Taupiri Street, Tawa Heights, Tawa Street, Waitete Road, Walker Road, Wesley Avenue. 

TE KUITI – Western Side: Ailsa Street, Awakino Road, Bayne Street, Butler Street, Cato Terrace, Colin Brook Place, Craig Terrace, Earl Street, Elizabeth Street, Haines Terrace, Hill Street, Hospital Road, King Street West, Lusk Street, Mary Street, Queen Street, St Andrews Court, St Lukes Crescent, Seddon Street, Te Kumi Road.

BENNEYDALE: Ellis Road, Georgetti Street and Mine Road.

MOKAU: Seaview Motorcamp, Oha St, Rangi Rd, Main Rd, Aria Tce, Point Rd, Tainui St, Takarei Tce, North St, Te Kauri Rd, Te Mahoe Rd.
PIOPIO: Moa St North, Tui St, Kiwi St, Huia St, Aria Rd, Moa St South, Kaka St, Kawana St, Poto St, View Terrace, Kuku St and Kea St.

While undertaking this work, WDC will make every effort to minimise the impact on supply. In the event that temporary deterioration of your water quality occurs due to flushing in your street, we recommend that you first run your garden tap then the othersfor several minutes to remove any air bubbles and to restore water clarity.  Please do not run water through in house filters before taps are running clear. 
Preparing to recover from
an emergency event – the
​​​​​​​built sector
Reinstating structures like buildings and roadsso they are safe to use again after an emergency, will depend on the type and severity of the event.
One important piece that fits into the reinstatement puzzle (and must happen very early in the process) is an assessment of the impact. Building inspectors and other qualified people will gather information to confirm what damage has been sustained. More importantly, a survey that focusses on people’s welfarewould be carried out to help us understand how people directly affected by damaged structures are coping and what assistance they need.  
The importance of doing this planning work now (readiness) is to help raise awareness of what will be required, so that the qualified people get the information and space necessary to undertake their work during a traumatic and unsettling time.

A major emergency event would impact on a number of locations in a community – a good percentage of these would be businesses.  Some businesses may be able to relocate and continue their operation but for others that may not be an option, and solutions and assistance will be needed.  Planning for what those solutions would be for our urban, rural and coastal communities, would be a great advantage.  In fact, it is now a requirementfor us to do this together.

A considerable amount of damage would occur out of our sight- underground water pipes, data/phone cables, gas, and power are all examples of infrastructure that would need major repairs.  During this time there will be disruption and inconvenience to road users and the community in general.  Looking at ways to reduce this inconvenience will be a big focus of planning for any reinstatement.  In addition to this, resources will be stretched and a coordinated approach will be needed across the whole district to complete this work.  Raising the awareness with suppliers to have a plan in place for how this can be supported, will get our community back on track faster.

The damaged Built Environment is the most visual sector to be affected in an emergency event. So it is understandably an area of great focus and discussion and we need to manage the various expectations as we progress through our readiness planning.