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.

Water Restriction update for Waitomo district

10 Feb 2020, 11:30 AM

We are experiencing a prolonged period of dry weather with a lack of rainfall predicted over the coming weeks.  Water restrictions are now in place and we ask residents to be very careful with their water use.  

Mokau is now on Water Restriction Level 3

Take all practical steps to reduce your water usage. 

  • No sprinklers allowed.
  • Hand-held hosing only. 

Don’t use Council water supply to fill or top up your pools (including portable and paddling pools).

Use a broom instead of water to clean hard surfaces such as footpaths and driveways.

Avoid using water to wash windows, buildings and cars.

Te Kuiti, Piopio and Benneydale water supplies are now on Water Restriction Level 2

Reduce non-essential water use.

  • Use sprinklers on alternate days between 6-8am and 6-8pm (e.g. even street numbers on even days; odd street numbers on odd days).
  • Hand held hosing is allowed at anytime.

For tips to conserve water please visit our website

Report any issues with your supply by contacting WDC on 0800 932 4357 (24/7).