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.

Special alcohol licences for summer events

21 Oct 2016

If you're holding an event this summer that will need a special alcohol licence, please plan ahead and apply as soon as possible.

Under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (the Act), all applications must be made at least 20 working days before the event is held (although exceptions can be made for unforseen events such as funerals).

If your event occurs between 20 December 2016 and 7 February 2017 the application must be lodged with the Waitomo District Licensing Committee by 22 November 2016.

That’s because under the Act, a 'working day' does not include weekends, statutory holidays or any day from 20 December and 15 January (inclusive).

  • If you have any queries please contact WDC on 0800 932 4357 or email [email protected]