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.

KiwiRail completes part of fencing project

8 May 2015

KiwiRail’s contractors have erected security fencing along the section of the rail corridor that runs adjacent to Te Kuiti’s main street.

The northern end of Rora Street; up to the Carroll Street intersection with Ward Street has now been fully fenced. This completes the fencing of the northern end of town which continues up to Te Kuiti Primary School.

The cost of the fencing has been split 50/50 with WDC and KiwiRail sharing the cost.

The identified area of fencing that is required behind the bus stop (next to the iSITE) is currently being designed. WDC will seek approval from KiwiRail for the design later in the month prior to manufacture and installation.

A separate Council project to renew safety aspects of the Railway over bridge and the Skate Park fencing is currently in the planning stage with the fencing of the skate park to be undertaken in the coming weeks. 

To read more about the Te Kuiti safety rail fence click here

KiwiRail security fencing