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.

LGNZ 2050 Challenge – seeking your feedback

9 Sep 2016

Local Government New Zealand is interested in hearing your views on the points rated in the discussion paper The 2050 challenge: future proofing our communities.

The LGNZ 2050 Challenge discussion document was launched at the LGNZ conference at the end of July.  The document is designed to identify the major challenges and shifts which are likely to face New Zealand and its communities over the next 35 years so we, collectively as a Nation, can put in place policies and programmes to address them.

The Discussion Document focusses on a number of ‘enduring questions’, such as:

  • How will areas respond to population and demographic change, such as growth, decline and increases in the number of older citizens?
  • How will we agree environmental bottom lines and fairly apportion the cost of good environmental stewardship while ensuring ongoing prosperity?
  • How do we maximise the value of automation and technology while ensuring workers have the skills to be employed in the new industries?
  • How do we embrace the changing face of New Zealand?

LGNZ welcomes the views of councils and individuals on the enduring questions and how New Zealand and local government in particular should respond. 

The closing date for submissions on the discussion paper is Friday 23 September.  The document can be viewed here. (PDF 1.35 MB)