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.

Onsite blessing held at Kopaki Bridge

28 May 2021, 4:00 PM

An onsite blessing was held at the Kopaki Bridge south of Te Kuiti on Tuesday to signal the start of a Waka Kotahi – NZTA project to realign SH30 and replace the Kopaki Bridge.
Construction work, which will start in the next few months, involves realigning SH30 and moving the intersection of the highway and Kopaki Road further away from the bridge to allow more visibility for turning traffic.
Completion of the bridge and new approach roads is expected by Autumn 2023.