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.

New Website Launch - Piopio Birdtalk

7 Aug 2014, 2:45 PM

As most organisations and businesses move into the future, so too does the Piopio community website: Redesigned to accommodate both local needs and to provide a directory of information for tourists and travellers. The new site aims to support local businesses and organisations, whilst promoting Piopio as a destination.

Web co-ordinators, Jenny Brodie and Donna Pari have taken a keen interest in marketing Piopio as


A key feature is the community events calendar. The online calendar will feature local events and fundraisers and the pair hope for all groups to use the site to both promote and to help plan functions.

Other sections will feature the community’s history, employment opportunities, community news and local clubs and organisation contacts, including a vast selection of quiet native bush walks, to the more adventurous mountain bike rides or Lama trekking.

An abundance of accommodation choices are available throughout the district to suit the needs of all visitors, Camping, Farm Stays, Motel or Bed and Breakfast.

If you wish to list your service or business please submit your enquiry via the Piopio website contact page