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.

Ultra-fast broadband extension

23 Apr 2015, 12:11 PM

Last month, the Government announced its decision to extend funding for the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) programmes, and to establish a new Mobile Black Spot Fund (MBSF).  This is a significant opportunity for mobile and broadband coverage to be expanded to many more communities across New Zealand.

The economic and social benefits of better connectivity would have a positive impact of Waitomo’s businesses, schools, health care and emergency services.

WDC would like to play an active role and apply to central government to prioritise the installation of Ultra Fast Broadband in the district.

This will involve the preparation of a Registration of Interest (ROI), supported by various WDC staff from the areas of regulatory/ planning, asset management, policy, communications and finance staff.

The application aims to get the Waitomo District prioritised on the list of districts to receive Ultra fast broadband.

More information is available via the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website.