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.

Cultural & Arts Centre to be renamed as Les Munro Centre

29 Oct 2015, 1:39 PM

Waitomo District Council has agreed to rename and rebrand the Waitomo Cultural & Arts Centre as the Les Munro Centre.

Mayor Brian Hanna talked with the Munro family about Council’s wish to rename the Centre in honour of Les and the family are appreciatively supportive of the gesture.

At the Council Workshop on 11 August 2015, Council identified that one of Les Munro’s legacies to the Waitomo District, during his term as Mayor, was the planning and seeing to completion of the Waitomo Cultural and Arts Centre, of which he was markedly proud.

Council agreed to the renaming of the Centre to the “Les Munro Centre” in recognition of his involvement in ensuring that the Centre was completed and to honour his outstanding contribution to the wider Waitomo community.

Squadron Leader John Leslie Munro

Les Munro became involved in local politics where he served as Mayor of Waitomo for 15 consecutive years from 1980 to 1995.