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.

Make your own Christmas gifts

Saturday 05 December 2020 11:00 am to 02:00 pm

Come along to this FREE event and create some gifts for your whanau this Christmas.
There is a joy from making and receiving something truly personally while helping our planet and pocket by reusing materials that already exist.

There will be four activity stands to choose from:

  • Jewellery Making - braiding and beads
  • Woodwork - birdhouse feeders
  • Eco Pamper Packs - learn DIY bath and body recipes
  • Sewing -Make a cute Ruru toy or a Stocking
This workshop is run by The ReCreators who empower communities to make and give unique and beautiful gifts by upcycling rather than buy new.
Location: Les Munro Centre, 8 King Street East, Te Kuiti.
Places are limited and bookings are essential.
At the check out please select the activities you want to participate in to ensure we have the right materials.


Register for the event here