Waitomo District Council

18 February 2020

Rates reminder

This is a friendly reminder that the second instalment of your 2019/2020 rates is due by 5pm, Friday 28 February 2020.

Rates invoices were posted out in January. Payments received after 5pm, February 28 will attract a 10% penalty.

Rates payments can be made at the Waitomo District Council office, Queen Street Te Kuiti, over the phone by credit card or by Internet Banking using your valuation number as your reference.

Please contact our friendly Customer Services Team on 0800 932 4357 for further assistance.

Rates reminder

Applications open for the March Discretionary Grant Funding

The focus of the Discretionary Grant Fund is to provide community assistance for the ‘not for profit’ sector in order to create a strong social base and meet local needs.

Community clubs, groups and organisations operating within the Waitomo District on a not-for-profit basis may be eligible to apply.

Please read WDC’s Community Development Fund Policy to check your eligibility or call our Customer Services Team on 07-878-0800. Application forms and policy details are available on our website.

There is a total of $5,000 available for distribution. Applications for the March Discretionary Grant funding round must be received by 5pm, 1st March 2020 or the next working day.

Applications open for the March Discretionary Grant Funding

Fluorescent tube and lightbulb recycling

A free recycling service for energy saving lighting/compact fluorescent lamps and fluorescent tubes is now available for Waitomo district households and businesses.

Lighting that contains mercury must be disposed of carefully so it does not pollute the environment.  We aim to encourage the responsible recycling of tubes and bulbs by providing this service to the Waitomo district community.

Store tubes and bulbs safely and keep separate from your rubbish.  Collection boxes are available at the Waitomo District Landfill and Piopio Transfer Station – please ask our Attendants for assistance.

You can read more about Waste Minimisation on our website or contact Parva Zareie, Manager – Waste Minimisation on 07 878 0800.

Fluorescent tube and lightbulb recycling

Rates Rebate Scheme

Applications close 30 June 2020

The Rates Rebate Scheme benefits low income ratepayers with their rates account. The amount of rate rebate depends on a combination of your income, the amount of rates you are charged and the number of dependants you have.

The maximum rates rebate available to a legal ratepayer for the property that was their home on 1 July 2019 is $640.00.

Application for the 2019/20 rating year close 30 June 2020. You cannot apply for previous year rebates.

To find out if you qualify for a rates rebate please contact our Customer Services Team on 07 878 0800 to discuss.

Rates Rebate Scheme

Proposal for temporary closure of Road/Street to ordinary vehicular traffic

Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that the Waitomo District Council, for the purpose of The Great New Zealand Muster 2020 proposes to temporarily close the following roads/streets to ordinary vehicular traffic for the periods indicated:

Date:  Saturday, 4 April 2020

Period of Closure:  7.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m

Streets/Roads:  Rora Street, from Ward Street to the South End Loop, King Street, from Rora Street to Taupiri Street, Sheridan Street, from Rora Street to Taupiri Street.

Note: To assist with the stage security, the closure is also to include 50 meters of each adjoining road, from where it intersects with this road closure being applied for.

Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of objection and grounds thereof in writing, before 5.00pm on Friday 6th March 2020 at the office of Waitomo District Council, Queen Street, Te Kuiti.

Proposal for temporary closure of Road/Street to ordinary vehicular traffic

Waitomo District water supplies

Mokau/Awakino Water Supply Precautionary Boil Water Notice lifted

We have lifted the Precautionary Notice after consulting with the Medical Officer of Health. You no longer need to take precautions before using tap water for consumption.

Thanks to everyone for their patience and understanding while we worked through this issue, and for the assistance with spreading the message to family, friends and neighbours.

Our Water Alerts and Restrictions help us to manage the demand on the town water supply so there is enough water for everyone to use during this time. If you notice a water leak in your street please contact us straight away on 0800 932 4357.

Te Kuiti, Piopio, Mokau and Benneydale water supplies are on Level 2 – Restriction.

Reduce non-essential water use.

  • Use sprinklers on alternate days between 6-8am and 6-8pm (e.g. even street numbers on even days; odd street numbers on odd days).
  • Hand held hosing is allowed at any time.

For tips to save water, please visit our website.

Waitomo District water supplies