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.

Important Notification - Gas Leak on Oparure Road Te Kuiti

30 May 2018, 2:33 PM

Update as at 14:40 hrs:

A gas leak has been reported on Oparure Road, between Fullerton Road and State Highway 3. Emergency services are in place.

The roads in the vicinity are currently closed and diversions are in place. Workmen are on site and anticipate the gas leak will be resolved in approximately 2 hours.


13:16 hrs

A gas leak has been reported on Oparure Road Te Kuiti (gas transfer station).

Emergency services are in place.

The road has been closed to all traffic. We expect this to be in place for the next six hours.

Alternative routes are sign posted.