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.

Waitomo District to move to Level 3 Water Restrictions

18 Jan 2022, 2:30 PM

With the continued warm weather increasing the demand on water supply, coupled with the river levels dropping, Waitomo District Council will be moving Te Kuiti, Maniaiti/Benneydale and Piopio to Level 3 Water Restrictions from Wednesday 19 January. Mokau currently remains at Level 3.

What does Level 3 mean:

Take all practical steps to reduce your water usage. 

No sprinklers allowed.

Hand-held hosing only. 

Don’t use Council water supply to fill or top up your pools (including portable and paddling pools).

Use a broom instead of water to clean hard surfaces such as footpaths and driveways.

Avoid using water to wash windows, buildings and cars.

Switch off irrigation systems and prioritise watering fruit and vegetables only.

Use a trigger on your hose to direct water where you need it most. Where practical, use a bucket or watering can.

Use a cover on permanent and portable pools to prevent 97% of water evaporating and use appropriate chemicals to keep the water fresh.

Shorten your shower.

Collect water from showering, cooking and washing and re-use in your garden.