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.

Community Update

3 Mar 2016

Balloons visit Te Kuiti

Join us for a very special evening on Friday 18th March. For the first time ever, the amazing Balloons over Waikato festival will be shared with the community of Te Kuiti. There will be food stalls, kite flying, kids mini sports activities and getting up close to the balloons at the Te Kuiti Domain, from 6 pm - 8 pm.


Nominations open for Citizens Awards

These awards celebrate and honour the incredible achievements of individuals, who through their outstanding community spirit and dedication have made a significant contribution within the Waitomo District. Nominations are called for the “Lifetime Achievement Award” and the “Citizen of the Year Award”.

Click here to view nomination forms and criteria.

Nominations close Friday, April 1.


The Great New Zealand Muster

The countdown is on for the 24th annual Great NZ Muster event.

The main street will be lined with a variety of stalls selling tasty food and beverages, homemade goods, clothing and art. Spectators can expect to see a return to the original event with over 1000 sheep running down Rora Street at 2 pm.

Te Radar will be joining us again this year. Mihirangi Fleming a former contestant in New Zealand’s Got Talent, A Bit of Belly Dancing, and other great entertainment on the stage. There is fun to be had on the Extreme Air Jumper, bouncy castles, rock climbing and entering a winning duck in the river race.

Registrations are still being accepted, so if you would like to hold a stall or exhibition at this year’s Muster, visit our website or contact Donna Macdonald at Council for more information. 

The Muster runs from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday 2 April and coincides with the final day of the NZ Shearing Championships.