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

6 Dec 2019, 11:00 AM

Two people became New Zealand citizens at a Citizenship Ceremony officiated by Mayor John Robertson at the Waitomo District Council Chambers on Thursday 5 December 2019.

Mayor Robertson welcomed the two Applicants and presented them both with their New Zealand Citizenship Certificates following the taking of Oaths in front of family and friends.  The new citizens came from the Philippines and UK.

The formal Citizenship Ceremony is an important step in the process of becoming a New Zealand citizen.  A morning tea was held following the Ceremony to mark the occasion. 

Photo: (from right) Mayor John Robertson welcomes new citizens Ms Kathryn Morrison (third from right) and Ms Joey Vasay (fourth from right) with family and friends.