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.

Infrastructure upgrade for King Street West and Tammadge Street

31 Aug 2022, 9:02 AM

Construction work has begun on the replacement of wastewater pipes on King Street West and water pipes Tammadge Street in Te Kūiti.

The project is expected to take three months to complete and is part of a larger programme of renewal work across the Waitomo District.

Waitomo District Council’s General Manager Infrastructure Services, Shyamal Ram says there has been some issues with the underground pipes on Tammadge Street that have required reactive maintenance to fix. The King Street wastewater pipe has also been identified as having uneven sections that affect the flow of wastewater.

“The renewal work will rectify this issue and will help ensure the water and wastewater system remains reliable and fit for purpose. It also adds resilience to the network and means less maintenance work is required in future.”

Traffic management will be required and will be controlled by either temporary traffic lights or stop/go signs. Measures will also be in place to allow residents and business to enter and leave their properties.

Residents have been notified of the pending works, and there may be a short disruption to the water and wastewater service while the individual household connections are being made.

“If any issue arises, we will keep our residents and stakeholders informed of any delay or changes,” says Shyamal.

Funding for this project has been budgeted as part of Council’s 2021-2031 Long-Term Plan.