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.

Sewer pipe replacement - Carroll Street, Rora Street Te Kuiti

22 May 2018, 11:35 AM

WDC is replacing the sewer pipe that runs under the railway lines from Carroll Street to Rora Street Te Kuiti.

WDC found on investigation that sections of the old concrete pipe were out of alignment and serviceability had deteriorated considerably.

“A CCTV camera showed that the state of that whole section of pipe was in poor condition.” “The pipe replacement will be more resilient against corrosion,” says council's Water Services Manager Andreas Senger.

Due to the restrictions associated with carrying out any work adjacent to the railway corridor, we will directionally drill a slightly smaller diameter continuously welded PE pipe under the road and railway corridor, and pull this through the original old concrete sewer pipe. A utility manhole is also being constructed.

WDC is replacing the sewer pipe that runs under the railway lines from Carroll Street to Rora Street Te Kuiti.