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.


11 Jun 2014, 8:58 AM

Media release

0515 Wednesday 11 June 2014


Heavy rain and wind have been affecting the Waikato region overnight, particularly on the Coromandel, and are expected to continue this morning before easing towards noon.

Rivers are especially swollen near Thames, with state highway 25 south of the town expected to be closed due to a system allowing Kauaeranga River flooding to spill across the road.

The high tide due at 5.30am, expected to be higher than normal, may aggravate any river flooding near the coast.

People should take extreme care on the roads around Coromandel, including near Thames, on the Thames Coast Rd, and state highway 25 at Hikuai.

Beware of the potential for surface flooding, slips and debris on roads right across the peninsula and in the Waikato region generally.

Stay up to date with the latest roading information from NZTA at and local councils.

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