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.

Agrichemical Application

We're responsible for managing and maintaining large areas of streetscape, sportsfields, and park and reserve land.   As part of this work we use agrichemicals to control pest plant species, insects and fungus.   All work is carried out by our qualified applicators and we follow best-practice methods for use of these products in public spaces, to ensure the safety of our staff and the public. 

We are continuing to explore opportunities to use control methods which don't rely on agrichemicals.


No Spray Register

Residents living adjacent to the Council maintained public spaces may register their properties as a “No-Spray” property.  Applicants for No-Spray areas will be required to maintain their boundaries to control all unwanted weeds to the standard required by us. 

Application forms to register as a “No-Spray” property can be download here (PDF 150 KB). Please complete, sign and return to us. You can also pick up a copy from our office on Queen Street, Te Kuiti.

For more information please email [email protected],nz or call us  on 0800 932 4357.