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.

Waitomo District Citizens Awards

1 May 2014, 9:05 AM

Waitomo District Council is calling for nominations for the 2014 Waitomo District Citizens Awards.


These awards celebrate and honour the incredible achievements of individuals, who through their outstanding community spirit and dedication have made a significant contribution to the Waitomo District.

The call for nominations has been extended to Friday 9th May 2014. 

Nominations are now called for:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award 

Recipients of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” will have, over a number of years, demonstrated outstanding community spirit and through their involvement in community projects, organisations and initiatives have made a significant contribution to the Waitomo District.

  • Citizen of the Year Award 

Recipients of the “Citizen of the Year Award” will have over the past twelve months, demonstrated exceptional community spirit, been involved in organisations, projects and initiatives that have resulted in significant positive outcomes for the Waitomo District.

Nomination forms and criteria can be downloaded here or by contacting Donna Macdonald - Community Development Coordinator on (07) 878 0803.