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.

Community Update

5 Feb 2015

Water Alert Level 2 Restrictions in place for all communities

We urge residents in the Waitomo District to use water responsibly so there will be plenty of water available for all. 

  • Use sprinklers on alternate days between 6-8am and 6-8pm (e.g. even street numbers on even days; odd street numbers on odd days).
  • Hand held hosing is allowed at anytime. 



Waitomo District Aquatic Centre

On the 9th of February our Term 1 swimming lessons will start.

We have lessons that cater for all ages and abilities. They run for 5 weeks and you have the option of taking lessons once a week (5 lessons in total), or twice a week (10 lessons in total).

SwimFit classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday morning, 6.30 - 7.30am. These are swimming classes that focus on fitness and technique. 

We have a friendly instructor who provides a programme that can be adapted to suit different levels of swimming ability. 



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