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.

Notification of mass and/or speed limits on bridges

10 Jun 2022, 1:59 PM

Regulation 11, Heavy Motor Vehicle Regulations 1974

NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to regulation 11(3) of the Heavy Motor Vehicle Regulations 1974, Waitomo District Council has fixed the following maximum mass and speed limits for heavy motor vehicles and combinations including a heavy motor vehicle on the bridges described hereunder:

Name of road

Name of bridge

Mass Limits

Maximum speed limit (km/h)

Maximum mass on any 1 axle

Gross mass (maximum sum of axle mass)

Awakau Road

Bridge No. 121


50% Class I

5 km/h

Paraheka Valley Road

Bridge No. 254

2500 kg

30% Class I

5 km/h

Mill Road

Bridge No. 264

2500 kg


10 km/h

Kawhia Harbour Road

Bridge No. 16


44000 kg


Mangaorongo Road

Bridge No. 110


44000 kg


King Street East

Bridge No. 262


44000 kg


Marokopa Road

Bridge No. 283


44000 kg



Attention is drawn to the applicable penalties and infringement fees set out in Schedule 1A or Part 3 of Schedule 1B of the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Regulations 1999, which apply to infringements of these limits.


Shyamal Ram

General Manager Infrastructure Services