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.

Christmas parade happening next Friday

18 Nov 2020, 8:00 AM

Christmas is six weeks away and Waitomo District Council (WDC) are kicking off the silly season with the annual Christmas parade which will be held on Friday 27 November in Te Kuiti.

Event organiser Clowdy Ngatai says, “After the year we’ve all had and so many events being affected by COVID-19 we are really looking forward to the Community and the Council coming together. We’ve listened to what people have said and brought it forward , so we’re expecting a great turnout.

The parade provides an opportunity to have a fun family night out, support our local businesses by doing some Christmas shopping and celebrating as a community before the holiday season.”

Enter a float
Clowdy is encouraging community groups, businesses and schools to enter a float, saying “there’s still time to get your registrations in.”

This year’s theme is ‘Christmas Morning’.

“We all celebrate Christmas differently with our own family traditions, so I’m excited to see how each group creates a typical Christmas Morning on their float.”

Floats will be judged by committee members from the Waitomo Creative Communities Scheme and registrations close next Tuesday (24 November).

The Waitomo District Christmas Parade is being held on Friday 27 November, on Rora Street, Te Kuiti.

The parade starts at 6pm followed by children’s entertainment.

For more event information including how to register a float click here