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.

Permanent safety fencing to be installed

27 May 2021, 3:24 PM

On 31 May, contractors will be undertaking safety improvements along the railway corridor at the south end of Rora Street. Work involves permanent safety fencing being erected from the Citizen's Advice Bureau office to the Japanese Garden. This will prevent unsafe access to the railway track and ensures the community space and picnic tables along the south end of Rora Street are safer for those using this area.

The work will be completed by 11 June. Please be careful if you are in this area while construction is happening.