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.

WDC to revitalise Mokau Museum gardens

16 May 2016, 12:08 PM

Waitomo District Council will support further improvements for the Tainui Historical Society Museum following on from the internal revamp project completed in February this year.

The exterior gardens were identified as an area that requires work.

Council’s Team Leader Community Services Tim Marriott recently met with Museum volunteers to discuss how best to renew the gardens at the front of the Museum.

Landscaping work is planned to tidy the overgrown grassed areas at the sides and rear of the Museum so that these areas can be used for displaying some of the Museum’s larger, outdoor exhibits.

Work will also be carried out on the carpark and disability access improved.

Council’s aim is to assist the Mokau community by helping to improve the access and street appeal of the Museum.

The work is currently underway and is expected to be completed by the end of May.

Work planned for Mokau Museum gardens

Work planned for Mokau Museum gardens

Council’s aim is to assist the Mokau community, by helping to improve the access and street appeal of the Museum.

Council’s aim is to assist the Mokau community, by helping to improve the access and street appeal of the Museum.