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.

Law Commission seeks public's views on burial and cremation reform proposals

8 Nov 2013, 9:26 AM

The Law Commission is reviewing the law related to burial and cremation, and is seeking public feedback on matters including:

  • the provision of cemeteries and crematoria
  • regulation of the funeral sector; and
  • decision-making about death and burial.

An Issues Paper has been prepared to inform public consultation. This paper, The Legal Framework for Burial and Cremation in New Zealand: A First Principles Review is available at

The Commission is now embarking on a public consultation programme which includes hosting a series of public meetings throughout New Zealand. The schedule for these meetings can be viewed under related links on this page.

The objective of these meetings is to ensure members of the community have an opportunity to comment on the preliminiary reform proposals.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, 20 December 2013.