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.

Te Kuiti Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

22 May 2018

We are working to construct a new river water intake structure as part of the Water Treatment Plant upgrade. This work is hampered by the high water level and flow rate of the Mangaokewa River.

The recent pattern of heavy rainfall also continues to inundate the excavation site. We are currently driving sheet piling to keep the river water out of the work site.

Sheet piling is being used to keep the river water out of the work site.

We are making progress with the electrical connections for the river water intake structure which includes pumps, valves, meters and air scouring mechanism.

Work to modernise and automate the water clarification process is underway with new sludge cone valves to be installed.

All four of the treatment plant’s clarifiers have now been refurbished