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.

Dog fees and charges for the 2017/18 year

1 Jun 2017

The following dog control fees and charges have been adopted by the Waitomo District Council for the 2017/18 year:

Registration fees
Urban Fee (for dogs in an urban area which comply with the provisions of Dog Control Act 1996) $115.00
Spayed or Neutered Dogs in the Urban Area  $90.00
Selected Owner (Dog Control Policy) Dogs   $70.00
Rural Dogs   $45.00
Late registration fee  50% of the fee that would have been payable if that dog had been registered on the first day of the registration year.
Dangerous Dogs registration fee   150% of the fee that would apply if the dog were not classified as a Dangerous Dog.
Replacement Registration Tag   $5.00
Impounding (Poundage) fees 
First Impounding (registered dog)   $70.00
First Impounding (unregistered dog)   $100.00
Second Impounding   $138.00
Third and subsequent impounding   $200.00
Sustenance fees - per day   $15.00

Re-Homing Fee

Re-homing of unwanted/unclaimed dogs (unregistered) dogs will be the applicable registration fee and micro chipping fee 

The owner of an impounded dog that is not claimed or signed over to Council remains liable for all impounding and sustenance fees irrespective of the fate of the dog.  
Surrender/disposal fee (in addition to applicable impounding charges and sustenance)   $40.00
Micro-chipping fee   $25.00
Consent to keep more than 2 dogs in the urban area   $30.00

Dog registration fees are due by 31 July 2017 – look for your registration renewal in your letter box or contact us on 0800 932 4357 or [email protected]

For more information on dog rules click here or contact our friendly Customer Services Team on 0800 932 4357 for further assistance. All fees include GST. This notice is given under Sections 37 and 68 of the Dog Control Act 1996.