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.

Multi-Year Community Partnerships Grant

Waitomo District Council’s Multi-Year Community Partnership Grant supports ‘not-for-profit’ organisations whose work is aligned with Council plans and strategies and contribute to the social, cultural, economic and community well-being of the Waitomo District.

The Multi-Year Community Partnership Grant supports community organisations that offer services or facilities that make a significant contribution and improved well-being in the Waitomo District.

The Multi-Year Community Partnership Grant is for a three-year period.


Who can apply?

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


When can I apply?

Fund Opens: 1 July 2024

Fund Closes: 1 August 2024


How do I apply?

Complete the application form in full

Attach all required supporting documentation

Submit your application prior to the closing date


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


When will I know?

Applicants will be advised September/October.


What can be funded?

Operational costs relating to services or facilities that complement WDC’s 10 Year Plan objectives.


What will not be considered for funding?

  • Capital Projects
  • Loan / Debt Repayment


What are the requirements that will have to be met?

Applicants will need to demonstrate within the application process how they will:


  • Strengthen participation across diverse communities
  • Build the capability of communities to become sustainable
  • Work collaboratively across the community sectors


Applicants must have a proven record of accomplishment in their area of service and previous history of service delivery.


Applicants must be financially sustainable and be able to demonstrate a history of working collaboratively with other organisations.


A Grant Agreement between WDC and the successful applicant will be in place. Conditions of the grant will be outlined in the Agreement.