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.

Millennium Pavillion to receive facelift

16 Jun 2022, 1:28 PM

 

 

Our treasured Millennium Pavillion on Rora Street will soon be receiving a restoration makeover to bring it back to its original condition.

A restoration assessment has been completed, and because the Poutokomanawa cannot be removed, work on the carving will be completed onsite. This will likely take several weeks and will be subject to weather conditions.

Financial assistance for the restoration project was sourced from Waitomo District Council and Trust Waikato.

The Millennium Pavilion (Te Kuititanga O Nga Whakaaro) was opened on 11 December 1999 to celebrate our people, our heritage and our history.

It was erected by the Shearing Capital Promotions Trust with involvement of local carvers Mitch Hughes, Tui Waretini, Alan Hughes, George Atutahi, Gus Rata and Sonny Teddy.