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.

Redwood Park gets a legendary new sign

25 Nov 2020, 4:00 PM

Five-year-old Neika Needham, from Te Kuiti Primary School was the winning artist of WDC’s  Redwood Park sign competition. She created a colourful sign which will now hang permanently at the top of the new wooden tower.


This year the park underwent an upgrade which included; a new tower, 7.5m net climber as well as landscaping work to open the space up. 


Tony Hale, GM Infrastructure Services says, “The team were really passionate about this project. Most of the improvements were their ideas, including the competition.”


WDC received over 40 entries and thanked everyone who took the time to enter the competition. 

Congratulations Neika – your sign looks fantastic!

WDC’s Liz Riley with Neika Needham who won WDC’s Redwood Park sign competition.