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.

Piopio Water Treatment Plant

28 May 2013, 8:59 AM

Around 30 people gathered at the Piopio Water Treatment Plant last Friday 24th May.

The Treatment Plant was officially opened by Piopio resident Jennifer Kearns.

A tour of the Plant site included the natural spring, clarifier, chemical processes and Ultra Filtration (Membrane). The tour was followed by a light lunch at the Piopio Cosmopolitan Club. 

Dell Hood Medical Officer of Health from the Waikato District Health Board gave a speech about the importance of quality water supply for the health and well-being of our communities.

Piopio Water Treatment Plant Cutting the ribbon

Jennifer Kearns was invited to Officially Open the Plant.

Piopio Water Treatment Plant Clarifier

Residents, contractors and staff viewing the clarifier tanks at the Piopio Water Treatment Plant.

Official Opening Piopio Water Treatment Plant Filtration

WDC’s Asset Engineer - Rex Larmen joins Geoff Truscott - Director Masons Engineering NZ Ltd in explaining the high tech filtration system.