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.

Safety smart

31 Mar 2015

STORY / ARTICLE: WAITOMO NEWS – www.waitomonews.co.nz

Cadence Hawkins (left) and Bella Larson will be much safer travelling to school from now on after each winning a brand new booster seat as part of the Waitomo District Council's 'Back to School' colouring competition.

More than 200 school children from around the Waitomo district entered the 'Safe kids wear safety belts' competition which ran for four weeks and closed earlier this month. Cadence (8) attends Te Kuiti Primary School and Bella is a student at St Joseph's Catholic School.

Organiser and council Road Safety co-ordinator Rachel Stubbs says the educational campaign was held in association with local police to educate North King Country families about the correct way to use booster seats and to wear safety gear when riding bikes or scooters to school.

"I was extremely pleased with the result of the competition and with the amount of feedback we got from the people we helped as part of the Back to School road safety campaign."

Cadence Hawkins and Bella Larson