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.

Media Release 29 March 2020 - Community-based assessment centres open to community

29 Mar 2020, 12:00 PM

There are currently two operating community-based assessment centres (CBAC) open to Western Waikato residents, which includes Waipa, Otorohanga and Waitomo districts.

A drive-thru CBAC based at Te Kuiti Hospital is an “assessment and test if required” centre and is open daily from 9am to 3pm. It can be accessed at 10 Eketone St.

The CBAC at the Claudelands Event Centre is open daily from 8am to 8pm. Please drive through Entrance Gate 3 on Brooklyn Road, Hamilton

You need to attend a CBAC if you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms.

Firstly, phone Healthline on 0800 358 5453. Healthline will provide guidance on whether assessment and testing is needed. If you cannot get through to Healthline you can also phone your general practice/doctor for advice.

The test results will take several days for those who have COVID-19 swaps taken.

All health updates on COVID-19 or information on community-based assessment centres are managed by the Ministry of Health.

Please refer to the COVID-19 website: