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.

Put that old mobile phone to good use

26 Jun 2015, 2:14 PM

Now’s a great time to find a better use for that old mobile phone – drop it off at Waitomo District Council and raise money for The Starship National Air Ambulance Service.

This is invaluable service flies medical experts to emergencies around the country and brings children back to Starship for lifesaving care.

WDC is joining in the successful campaign that has been raising funds for The Starship foundation since 2009, raising over $2.4 million to help fund the Starship National Air Ambulance.

Once collected, the phones are passed to a specialist recycling company, Swapkit, who grade the phones and wipe the data. Sim and memory cards are also removed and destroyed.

Phones that can still be used are sold to off-shore businesses that specialise in the resale of second hand mobile phones. They are refurbished and sold as low cost handsets.

Those that have reached their end of life are broken down and recycled in an environmentally friendly way. All proceeds from the re-sale of mobile devices go to Starship.

All mobile phones are accepted regardless of condition (working or non-working), make or model.

Starship Mobile Phone Appeal