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.

2014 Citizens Awards

26 Jun 2014, 8:00 AM

Waitomo District ferns image

Sunday 29th June, 2pm

Waitomo Cultural and Arts Centre

Please join us to celebrate the incredible achievements of the following people

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Te Whakaotinga (Oti) Poa: In recognition of Outstanding Service to the Waitomo District and Maniapoto Communities.

Tom Falconer: In recognition of Outstanding Service to St John and the Community.

Mark Bentham: In recognition of Outstanding Service to Piopio Fire Brigade and the Piopio Community.

John Ash: (absent) In recognition of Services to Waitomo Village and the Community - to be presented at a later date.

Citizen of the Year

Terry Bradley: For outstanding service to the Waitomo District Community.


Cash bar and afternoon tea will be provided. RSVP to Donna Macdonald by 5pm Friday 27th June 2014. Ph 0800 932 4357