Urban Kerbside Collection
Refuse Recovery Centres
Council will only be accepting bagged daily household residual waste.
No separated recycling will be accepted.
All waste will be going to landfill.
Please refer to our Changes to Solid Waste during Covid-19 lockdown down period for further information.
The sewerage service will continue as normal.
We stress the importance of only flushing toilet paper. Wet/baby wipes can cause pump stations to block up resulting in loss of service.
Potable (drinking) water service will continue as normal.
Essential Services Personnel
Essential services personnel including Council staff and Council contractors will continue to operate throughout the Ōpōtiki Township and along the coast.
These personnel will be working to keep our essential services running which include:
Solid Waste, Wastewater, Water Supply and, in the event of an emergency such as a storm, Land Transport and Stormwater.
All staff and contractors will have "Essential Services Response Personnel" badges including the Council logo.
These staff will be trying to practice zero contact for their safety and the safety of the public as much as possible. We ask that these personnel be left to get on with their important work.
If you have questions that need to be asked please contact Council on 07 315 3030.
Our Civil Defence team is now operating local helplines to help people access essentials such as food and medication. This service is available to assist people in hardship and offered in addition to a range of other support offered by other agencies such as the Ministry of Social Development.
These measures will particularly assist the disabled, at risk groups, and people without access to their own transport.
The local helpline number for Ōpōtiki is 0800 884 222.
Other Council services and functions
Public toilets and playgrounds
All public toilets and playgrounds are closed until further notice.
The pound will be closed but staff/contractors will still be responding to emergencies. Do not leave puppies at the pound.
Will be operational for burials which must all be arranged through a funeral director.
Still going ahead through audio visual means. Agenda will still be available on the ODC website 2 working days before each meeting and a written summary of the meeting will be loaded on the web as soon as possible after the meeting.
Closed. You can still contact the library staff on 07 3156170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use the Kotui website or the Opotiki Library app and keep in touch by following the Library's Facebook page.
We are also posting updates from the Library team on the Library page on this website.
Closed. You can still contact the i-SITE staff on 07 3153031 or email InfoCentre@odc.govt.nz.
Changes for our suppliers
Due to changing circumstances with the Covid-19 virus please provide your invoices electronically to us via email to email@example.com
Rates during Covid-19
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