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 - Level 1 conservation in place

13 Apr 2015

Following the recent rainfall, Council has returned to water alert level 1 for all of water supplies.

The river flow is once again steady and the water level in the storage dams has improved. The short term weather forecast shows rain in the near future.

Level 1


  • Use sprinklers between 6-8am and 6-8pm.
  • Hand-held hosing is allowed anytime.


Quick tips to save water:

  • Turn off the tap when cleaning your teeth or shaving, you can save 10 litres of water a minute.
  • Installation of a low-flow showerhead can save 1,000 litres of water per week.

  • Showers are the best way to reduce water usage, but only if they are short. Keep shower time to 3 minutes or less.
  • Install a flush saver device or dual flush system to your toilet. This can save up to 10 litres of water per person, per flush.
  • Check your toilet for leaks. Put a few drops of food colouring in your toilet tank. If it appears in the bowl without flushing, you have a leak that needs repairing.