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.

Waitomo District road surfacing programme to start

22 Nov 2021, 12:12 PM

With the warmer weather now upon us, Council's roading contractors will be starting the first portion of the annual road resurfacing programme this week.

Phase one of Waitomo’s resealing programme will see almost 9km of roads being resealed at 15 different sites to start with, including urban and rural sealed roads. The resealing is necessary to restore the condition of the sealed road surface of some of the older seal coats, in much the same way that a house needs to be repainted every few years. The average life of a seal coat in our district, is approximately 11 years.

The largest lengths of resealing will be on Ramaroa Road off State Highway 4 at 2.3km, followed by Totoro Road at 1.4km.

The resealing programme will kickstart tomorrow (23 November) with urban roads, which will include Matai, Eketone, Ailsa, Alexandra, Gladstone, Grey, Hinerangi, John and Julian Streets in Te Kuiti and Tui and Kea Streets in Piopio.

Other roads include Somerville, Hangatiki East and Marokopa Roads.

There will be more resurfacing undertaken, post-Christmas - we will keep you updated of our programme.

The work will be undertaken by Higgins as Inframax Construction Ltd’s sealing subcontractor.