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.

Water Restrictions in place for Waitomo District

11 Jan 2022, 2:33 PM

Waitomo District is experiencing a period of very warm and dry weather, with a lack of rainfall predicted over the coming weeks. 

Water conservation measures are required to reduce demand, with restrictions now in place. We ask residents to be very careful with their water use.  


Mokau is now on Water Use Restriction Level 3

We are continuing to monitor the situation. Please 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.


Te Kuiti, Piopio and Maniaiti/Benneydale water supplies are now on Water Use Restriction Level 2

Reduce non-essential water use.

Use sprinklers on alternate days between 6-8am and 6-8pm (e.g. even street numbers on even days; odd street numbers on odd days).

Click here for tips to conserve water

Please report any issues with your supply by contacting WDC on 0800 932 4357 (24/7).