Community Update

Thursday, 03 August 2017

New resident welcome packs available

Have you recently relocated to the Waitomo District? Our new resident welcome pack contains useful information about our services and facilities, and local sights and activities. You can collect a pack from our Queen Street Office, Waitomo District Library or Visitor Information Centre.


Waitomo District Library

Have you purchased a new device? Library members can now keep up to date with technology from the comfort of their own home with The Computer School.

Choose between short tutorials or earn your way to a certificate. The Computer School contains thousands of tutorials on many topics like Apple & Android products, Smart TV’s, Online music, Digital photography, MYOB, Coding, Cyber Safety and much more.For more information visit www.waitomo.govt.nz/waitomo-district-library


Earthquake-prone buildings

The new Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 overwrites the Council’s existing earthquake-prone buildings policy. 

The new legislation came into force on 1 July 2017. It will ensure the way our buildings are managed for future earthquakes is consistent across the country, and provide more information for people using buildings, such as notices on earthquake-prone buildings and a public register. For more information visit the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website: www.mbie.govt.nz


Environmentally friendly disposal of unwanted mobile phones

Recycling your mobile phone helps reduce waste sent to Landfill, saves valuable materials and energy while helping to look after New Zealand’s waterways

We recommend that before donating unwanted mobile phones that you:

  • Disconnect the phone from any cloud services
  • Remove and keep your SIM card
  • Leave the battery in the phone
  • Switch the phone off 

Simply place your unwanted mobile phone in the collection bin in the reception area at Waitomo District Council.