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.

Community Events Fund

Waitomo District Council’s Community Events Fund supports community events that create opportunities to build and celebrate community pride and for the community to connect and celebrate.

Priority for funding will be given to community organisations that wish to partner with WDC for the delivery of district events, such as the Waitomo District Christmas Parade and the Great NZ Muster.

Consideration will also be given to community-led events or cultural celebrations open to the wider community participation.


Who can apply?

Non-profit incorporated organisations (e.g. Incorporated Society, Charitable Trust)


When can I apply?

Calls for Registrations of Interest will be made July/August of each year


How do I apply?

Complete the Registration of Interest form in full

Attach all required supporting documentation

Submit your registration prior to the closing date


Ineligible, incomplete or late applications will not be considered for funding.


When will I know?

Applicants will be advised by September of each year


What will be funded?

Costs relating to the delivery of community events, where the event is to take place within the Waitomo District.


What will not be considered for funding?

  • Capital Costs
  • Loan / Debt Repayment
  • Applications for events that have already taken place


What are the requirements that will have to be met?

A grant agreement between WDC and the successful applicant will be in place.  Conditions of the grant will be outlined in the agreement and will include health and safety requirements.