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.

Te Kuiti Water Treatment Plant upgrade

27 Feb 2014, 1:45 PM

The Te Kuiti Water Treatment Plant (TKWTP) needs significant upgrade to meet the Drinking-water Standards for New Zealand 2005 (revised 2008), that has application to the Te Kuiti supply with effect from 1 July 2014.

Council approved a project to upgrade this essential infrastructure as part of the Long Term Plan 2012-22. The first three years of this project involves the design, construction and commission of the upgrade - which is to commence in the 2013/14 financial year.

WDC’s application to the Ministry of Health funding was successful, with $780,820.56 (excluding GST) being granted.

Due to affordability concerns the TKWTP will be progressively upgraded over the period 2013-2022. This includes an additional storage reservoir to increase storage from less than 12 hours to 24 hours (as required by Drinking Water Act).

Progress to date

As detailed design of the TKWTP was developed it soon become apparent that a holistic plan of the total upgrade is needed to ensure the funding is optimised and the final product is the best that the available money can buy. Items that are needed for the upgrade that have a long manufacturing and/ or delivery time have been ordered.

Construction work is expected to start around April/ May 2014.