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.

Railway building progress

2 Oct 2014, 9:00 AM

STORY / ARTICLE: WAITOMO NEWS – www.waitomonews.co.nz

Railway building progress WAITOMO District Council is seeking approval from the Historic Places Trust (HPT) to progress with the latest phase of the Te Kuiti Railway Building project.

A proposal has been completed and submitted to HPT for approval to link the main railway building on Rora St in Te Kuiti to the neighbouring i-SITE office.

A total of $62,000 in external funding is also being sought for council to proceed with the ‘community space’ phase of the project which focuses on internal refurbishments.

The aim of the five-year project, which began in 2012, is to re-invigorate and showcase the railway heritage of Te Kuiti while creating a vibrant central hub for the benefit of the community.