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 for Waitomo district

2 Feb 2015, 12:25 PM

Our district received some much needed rainfall over the weekend. However we consider it appropriate to continue with the current water alert level.

  • Level 2 restrictions are currently in place for all Waitomo District water supplies.

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

Level 2


  • 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. We recommend that gardens are watered in the early morning or evening to reduce evaporation.


Quick tips to save water:

  • Use a trigger nozzle on your hose to reduce water waste but remember to turn off the tap when you have finished.
  • Fix leaking taps, hoses and fittings.
  • Water your plants every fourth day, but water for longer periods. This encourages the roots to go deeper into the soil.
  • Use a broom and not a hose to wash paths and driveways.