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.

Love Food Hate Waste

12 Mar 2015, 8:00 AM

The Love Food, Hate Waste campaign is being run by local councils across the country. 

Waitomo District Council is obliged under the Waste Minimisation Act of 2008 to develop policies and methods for achieving effective and efficient waste minimisation and management within its district. With food waste comprising 36% of the rubbish disposed of through council kerbside collection (2014 Waste Audit), reducing food waste is a key strategy for meeting the goals of the Waste Minimisation Act. 

The aim of the National Food Waste Prevention Campaign is to reduce household food waste by enabling households to reduce the quantity of avoidable and potentially avoidable food waste, which is thrown away. 

The benefits of this campaign includes a reduction in household food waste to landfill and the savings to households as less money is wasted on food that is thrown away.

Love Food Hate Waste advert Waitomo News 12 March 2015