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.

Shake Out Earthquake Drill

Thursday 27 October 2022 09:30 am to 09:40 am

Today is SHAKE OUT DAY!!! - 27 October at 9.30am
Shake Out takes place across the world to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake. Drop, Cover and Hold.
Look for safe places to wait it out in your home, at work or when you’re out and about.
You can also practice a tsunami hīkoi (evacuation walk) if you're in a coastal area.
Remember - if it's long and strong, get gone!