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.

Water Supply Update

11 Mar 2014, 10:02 AM

The water level of the Mokau dam has dropped considerably over the weekend. Therefore Mokau and Awakino communities are now on Water Alert Level 2. WDC urge residents to conserve water now.

Click here to view quick tips on how you can conserve water use in and around the home and at work.

Mokau and Awakino communities are on Water Alert Level 2 - Restrictions. 

  • Total ban on domestic sprinklers - only hand held hosing permitted.

  • Restrictions apply to all urban, rural, non-residential and commercial properties.

Te Kuiti, Piopio and Benneydale communities are on Water Alert Level 1. Residents are urged to conserve water use in and around the home.

  • Avoid watering gardens during the day: the ideal time is 6am - 8am and 6pm - 8pm to reduce evaporation.
  • Use a water saving attachment on your hose and do not leave hoses running unattended.
  • Avoid washing paths and driveways, use a broom instead.
  • Avoid re-filling your swimming pool and use a pool cover when not in use.
  • Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth or shaving.

Click here to view more tips about how you can conserve water use.