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

15 Jan 2019, 8:48 AM

We are working on addressing the issues that are currently causing dissatisfaction with the Te Kuiti water supply.

Te Kuiti's water comes from the Mangaokewa Stream. In the summer months, the stream struggles to keep up with demand. We haven’t had enough rain near the stream’s catchment and the river level is low, this and the increase in water temperature due to the hot weather contributes towards the taste and odour issues.

Increased carbon dosing, pre-chlorination treatments and water mains flushing will continue - we ask residents to contact us on 0800 932 4357 so we can gather further information and better assess which areas of our network require mains flushing.

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