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.

Dog Registration Fees for 2019/20

4 Jun 2019

The following dog registration fees have been adopted by Council:

Registration Fee where paid by or on 31 July 2019 (incl GST):
Urban owner (as per definition) $115.00
Urban spayed/neutered dogs $90.00
Selected owner  $70.00
Rural owner   $45.00
Dangerous dog  150% of applicable fee

50% penalty fee applies from 1 August 2019.

Pound, Seizure and Miscellaneous Fees:
Seizure $65.00
Impound – First (registered) $70.00
Impound – First (unregistered) $100.00
Second $138.00
Third or subsequent $200.00
Sustenance (per day) $15.00
Replacement tags  $5.00
Microchipping fee $25.00
Application for permit to keep more than two dogs (urban)  $30.00
Surrender fee $40.00

NOTE:  Fees apply to dogs aged three months and over and are for the year 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 registration. 

Any fees incurred in the seizure, custody, sustenance and transport of a dog are required to be paid before its release from impoundment. 

Rehoming of unwanted/unclaimed dogs (unregistered) will be the applicable registration fee and microchipping fee. 

This notice is given under Sections 37 and 68 of the Dog Control Act 1996. Dated at Te Kuiti this 4th day of June 2019.


Chris Ryan

Chief Executive