This change occurs tomorrow and lasts until 11 May before which there will be a government announcement about whether that Level will be extended or reduced.

Summary of services in Alert 3
Council offices
Offices are closed and Council teams will continue to work remotely.
Otaihanga and Ōtaki transfer stations/recycle drop off stations
Open to the public for rubbish drop off only, with additional operating procedures in place. Ōtaki will also be accepting green waste.
There will be no recycling available at transfer stations until further notice.
Please note we are expecting high demand at both stations so please expect delays. If you don’t need to drop of waste urgently, please considering delaying your trip. If it doesn’t smell, hold onto it for another week.
Consider waiting a week to do non-urgent drop offs to avoid queues.
Rubbish collections
Continue as normal with commercial collectors.  
Kerbside recycling collections
Collection companies are resuming recycling collections, including glass crates and recycling bins, but these products will be going to landfill. This is because the processing facility that the recycling goes to is closed under Alert Level 3.   
If it is safe and hygienic for you to do so, you can also continue to clean and stockpile on your property until it can be recycled.
Greenwaste collections
Collectors will resume green waste collections at the kerbside.
Ōtaki and Otaihanga transfer stations open to the public with additional safe operating procedures in place.
Waikanae green waste and recycling centre is closed. 
Composting New Zealand at Otaihanga
Open to the public. Please use Composting New Zealand in Otaihanga or Ōtaki Transfer Station for green waste drop-off.
Waikanae green waste and recycling centre
Closed to the public.
Sewer/water/stormwater maintenance
Emergency repairs and maintenance will continue as required.
Some limited planned maintenance resumes.
Limited water meter reading cycle resumes.
Reserves and playgrounds
Playgrounds, basketball courts, skate parks and tennis courts are closed.
Floodlights at Maclean Park and Waikanae skate parks have been turned off until further notice.
High priority mowing and maintenance can be undertaken. 
Drinking fountains
Turned off until further notice.
Designated responsible camping sites
Available for use for fully self-contained vehicles only. Self-contained vehicles have a toilet, water and waste facilities and will display a sticker confirming they meet the Self-Containment Standard NZS 5465:2001. Public toilets remained closed
Public toilets
Will continue to provide burial services.
Gates are locked to public vehicle access and opened only for funerals.
Roads and coastal infrastructure
Emergency repairs and maintenance will continue as required.
Planning and higher priority work to be undertaken.
Water and wastewater treatment plants
Essential Services
All fully operational.
Non-essential multi personnel works deferred
Council laboratory
Essential and unusual event water and wastewater treatment plant sampling.
Resource and building consents
Processing continues. Virtual hearings for resource consents may take place.
Normal timeframes apply, with the exception of those applications, which have been extended under section 37 of the Resource Management Act 1991.
Building and subdivision site inspections are permitted,  provided COVID19 risk management practices are applied. Call to make an appointment first.
Guidance on practices for construction site visits is available at
Contact centre
Available 24/7 via 0800 486 486 or
Animal control
Available to respond to requests from the community.
Dog parks
Dog parks are closed. Dogs must be keep on a leashes, even in normally off-leash zones.
Noise control
Excessive noise complaints will be investigated. Call our 24/7 Contact Centre on 04 296 4700.
If the noise is from a gathering of people, report the breach to Police
Council facilities (service centres, libraries, aquatic centres, community centre, halls and venues)
All Council venues closed.
Virtual library services are available. 
*This list is subject to change.