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Waikato District Council is your local government authority for the Waikato district.

Contact us at our head office based in Ngaruawahia, or any of our area offices (Raglan, Tuakau, Huntly, Tamahere and Te Kauwhata).

Our Council and our staff work in partnership with other councils, local and central government agencies and a wide range of other organisations as well as with the community. 

By working together, we will ensure that we meet present and future needs so our district is the kind of place we all want for generations to come. Our vision is the driving force behind everything we do:

Our vision is that we work together as a district to build liveable, thriving and connected communities as our district grows. 

What we do for you

The Waikato District Council’s activities are funded by the rates you pay and through other funding sources and initiatives.

Our activities include developing and actioning plans, policies and bylaws so we can direct and manage our resources effectively. We also provide you with a wide range of services and facilities. For example:

We also work with  you to ensure our environment's protection and our district's economic development.

Official and Personal Information requests

We provide you with many ways to obtain information from Council – either online or through making a general information request. A significant amount of this information is free, too! See 'more information' below for details.

You can also make a request for
any kind of information under the Local Government Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA). To do this, you will need to use our Official and Personal Information request form. For full details on costs, see the ‘request for official information or personal information’ section of our fees and charges schedule. For details on payment options, see PAYIT.

Official Information is any information held by the Government, including local, territorial and regional councils.

The Council is required to provide material within 20 working days once a request has been received. If for some reason we are unable to provide any of the information you have requested, we will be in touch to let you know this and the reasons why. Otherwise, your information will be collected and supplied to you in report form once we have completed your request.

When making this kind of request, the types of information you can ask for include:

  • access to any specified official information
  • reasons for decisions made about you
  • internal policies, principles, rules or guidelines
  • copies of our meeting agendas and minutes of public bodies, including those not open to the public.
  • personal information about others.

You can also ask for personal information about yourself. However, this type of information is covered by the Privacy Act 1993.

For more information about Official and Personal Information requests and how they relate to the relevant Acts, see the Ministry of Justice website.

More information

Check out our office locations and our other contact information, call us on our freephone 0800 492 452 or make a request for service online. 

For information on water, waste and recycling; parks and reserves; leisure, recreation and sports facilities; libraries; and public toilets, see services and facilities and recreation

See our District Plan and Waikato district ward maps - and use our Maps Online tool. Find out more about your district and its towns, settlements and iwi; and get information about rates in the Waikato district.

The Waikato District Council provides a wide range of information and tools online related  to planning and developing land; building and renovating; resource consents and rates. We also provide certificates of title, certificates of compliance, Land Information Memorandum (LIM) reports, Project Information Memorandum (PIM) reports and contaminated site (HAIL) reports and other property information on request. Find out more in land and property and other property info requests, certificates and reports

See our roads, travel and parking including info on bus transport and timetables.

The Open Waikato website also has a wealth of background information on the Waikato district, whether you're building or developing here; thinking of moving here; or wanting to know about businesses, industry, current projects and developments, case studies, demographics, land values, migration, population and other future projections for the district or a specific area within it.