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.

Waitomo District welcomes new Citizens

13 Dec 2017

A group of nine people were welcomed today as new citizens of New Zealand.

Mayor Brian Hanna welcomed the group in the Council chambers in front of family and supporters. The citizens came from Britain, America, South Africa, Samoa and the Philippines.

The new citizens were sworn in and awarded a citizenship certificate. A morning tea was held following the ceremonies to mark the occasion. 

Mr Hanna says he enjoys being able to welcome new people. “It is great to help make this ‘the place you call home’. “We wish you all the best as you settle into the Waitomo District,” he says.

The formal ceremony is a very important step in the process of becoming a New Zealand citizen. 

Citizenship Ceremony 13 December 2017

PHOTO:  Mayor Brian Hanna extends a warm welcome to Mrs Alison Ferris, Ms Liesl Van Wyk, Ms Margaret Wright, Ms Sialafau Mapesone, Mrs Sonia and Mr Job Manalili, Mrs Janielle and Mr Leoneil Maranan, and Mrs Patricia Loft.