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 Supply update #2

24 Jan 2019, 12:06 PM

We are aware that the Te Kuiti Water Supply taste and odour issues are not yet resolved.

We want to assure residents that the water is regularly tested and is treated to the national Drinking Water Standards and does not pose any health risk.

The Te Kuiti Water Treatment Plant is now producing water with improved aesthetics (taste, colour, odour). However, our reservoir is full and we are working to flush the discoloured water through the reticulation network. We need to be careful with this though because the river level is low, and water conservation is crucial during this dry season.  Therefore, we are asking residents to contact us on 0800 932 4357 so we can gather further information and better assess which areas of our network require further mains flushing.

We are optimising carbon dosing and pre-chlorination treatments as well, in an effort to address the taste and odour issues.