2020 News


Te Puia Road - (Ocean Beach Road) Closed

Due to the potential high risk of fire breaking out through the forestry block in Kawhia, Otorohanga District Council has decided to close Te Puia Road – commonly known as Ocean Beach Road – until further notice.

The owners of the forestry block have been notified and are in support of the closure.

We understand the inconvenience this may cause, however, Council is acting as a precaution and asks that residents and visitors stay safe and abide by the current fire restrictions.

Huiputea Drive night closure

Huiputea Drive will be closed from Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February, from 8pm to 6am each night.


Tihiroa Rural Water Supply alert

Scheme users are being asked to conserve water


Prohibited Fire Season Notice

Fire and Emergency New Zealand declares a PROHIBITED fire season, from 3 February 2020 in the Ōtorohanga District


Plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable Auckland Anniversary weekend on our roads

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is encouraging motorists to plan ahead and be patient to ensure safe, enjoyable journeys this Auckland Anniversary weekend.


Proposal To Close Roads to Vehicular Traffic - Targa Bambina 2020

Notice of the proposal to close various roads to vehicular traffic for the Targa Bambina 2020.


Review of the Ōtorohanga District Dog Control Policy and Bylaw

We are reviewing the current Dog Control Policy and Bylaw and would love to hear what you think on the matter.


High water usage 

An increase in water use throughout the district may soon see water restrictions in force across the Otorohanga district, including Kawhia.


Water quality testing - Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council and the District Health Board are undertaking sampling and analysis of water quality for recreational purposes once a week during the summer.


Anniversary weekend and Waitangi Day hours 

Some of our services will be affected by the public holidays coming up


Flushing taps

The water provided by Council supplies may very slowly dissolve the metal of household pipes and plumbing fittings.