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.

WDC Notices

10 Nov 2016

Applications for Community Funding - Discretionary Grants December Funding Round

Applications for the December Discretionary Grants funding round must be received by 5pm, Thursday 1st December 2016.

Community clubs, groups and organisations operating within the Waitomo District on a not-for-profit basis may be eligible to apply.

Please read WDC’s Community Development Fund Policy to check your eligibility or contact Donna Macdonald- Community Development Coordinator on 07-878-0800 for further assistance.

Application forms and policy details are available on our website or by contacting our friendly Customer Services Team on 0800 932 4357.


Applications for Community Funding - Community Partnership Fund

The Community Partnership Fund helps WDC to work closely with the community. This fund provides an opportunity for organisations undertaking community projects within the district. Projects must demonstrate strong links to one or more of Councils identified community outcomes.

Applications must include a detailed business or project plan that identifies deliverable achievements and actions showing how groups plan to sustain their project independent of a contribution from this fund.

Projects funded may include, but are not limited to:

  • Community Building renovations
  • Urban infrastructure projects
  • Youth Services/ Facilities
  • Health/Social Programmes

Applications must be received by 5pm Friday 18th November 2016.

To find out more information visit Council’s website or contact Donna Macdonald- Community Development Coordinator on 07-878-0800 for further assistance.