Motakiora/Brook Park top section closed until further notice
For health and safety reasons, Waitomo District Council has closed the top section of Motakiora/ Brook Park for ALL recreational use until further notice.
As a result of the weekend’s heavy rainfall event, a section of track to the summit is hazardous and a large slip has taken out part of the mountain bike track, which is also popular with walkers.
There is risk of further multiple slips and damage if the rain continues.
The rotunda and toilet is still accessible, however we urge residents and users to exercise caution if entering this area.
Signage advising of the closure will be erected onsite soon. Please do not venture into the red zone.
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Funding and Grants

We provide funding and grants to our community with the goal of assisting Community Groups and Organisations within our district to  deliver of a range of social services that collectively contribute to the social and cultural well-being of the community.

Waitomo District Council has realigned the way it will administer funding grants to the community.

On 1 July 2021, the Community and Partnerships Fund Policy came into effect, incorporating all community funding options previously provided separately by Waitomo District Council.

The new policy is an amalgamation of Council’s community grants and streamlines the process to ensure funding is distributed consistently and effectively, and is transparent, fair and accountable.


The current funding round runs from 1 July 2022 - 1 August 2022 for the following funds:

Single-Year Community Assistance Grant

Community Events Fund


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