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.

Voting in 2016 local council elections

28 Sep 2016

Waitomo District Council voters are now able to cast their votes in the 2016 local council elections.

Voting papers have been mailed to registered voters. If you have not received your voting papers yet, please contact Waitomo District Council Deputy Electoral Officer, Jo Gread, on 07 878 0800.

Voting papers must be received by the Council before midday on Election Day, 8 October 2016. 

The voting papers for Waitomo District Council will use the First Past the Post (FPP) voting system. For the FPP system voters are required to put a tick alongside the candidate(s) they wish to vote for.

In your voting pack, you will also receive your District Health Board papers which will use the STV voting system to elect its members.

Voting papers will contain clear instructions on how to vote.

“People should read their papers carefully before casting their vote to ensure they are using the right voting method,” says Jo Gread

“Although electoral rolls have now closed, people can still enrol to vote. However, they will need to request special voting papers,” Jo Gread says.

“Voting closes at midday on 8 October. I would encourage anyone who has not yet registered to do so and cast a special vote. It’s their opportunity to have a say on how Waitomo District Council is run over the next three years.”

Enrolment forms and information are available by contacting the Deputy Electoral Officer at Waitomo District Council on 07 878 0800.