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.

Water alerts and water restrictions

17 Dec 2010, 10:21 AM

Like many Districts in the North Island, Waitomo is experiencing an exceptionally dry summer and there is no clear indication when it will change. Summer is also the period when very high water demand is experienced under normal circumstances. Council water supply schemes in Waitomo have only one source of water each, which makes it even more vital that we conserve water where-ever possible.

The combination of high water use and low river levels means that water restrictions may be put in place. Therefore residents in all Waitomo District communities on Council water supplies are urged to conserve water to prevent serious water restrictions from becoming a necessity.

From December 21st 2010, we are all on Alert Level 1. This means that although there are no restrictions in place, it is very important that we all save water to reduce the risk of running out.

Water alerts and water restrictions will be published on our website www.waitomo.govt.nz, and by way of public notice in the Waitomo News. We will keep you informed of the situation as the need for water restrictions developes.

Thank you for your cooperation.