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.

Collaboration builds on great work at Maara Kai Roopu

1 Jun 2022, 12:37 PM


Great things happen when collaboration is at play.

Council recently teamed up with Michelle Wi of Maara Kai Roopu to improve the health and safety and amenity values at the community garden.

A wastewater pump station has been onsite for decades, and when the site became occupied by Maara Kai Roopu, it was apparent that the pump station needed to be fenced off to minimise the health and safety risk.

The subsequent work was a collaboration between Council’s Water Services and ISBU teams who worked constructively with Michelle to ensure everyone’s needs were met.