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.

Emergency Management

The Waitomo District Council provides an emergency management capacity over a range of functions that include hazard identification, risk reduction, community and emergency planning, response management and recovery planning and facilitation.

Impacting emergency events in New Zealand can occur through man-made and natural disaster events effecting many communities, businesses and organisations. Emergency management has National and Regional benefits in that this service provides for the safety and general well-being of the Waitomo District community under the civil defence and emergency management network.

Should any impacting emergency occur council must not only manage the emergency event to counteract any immediate effect of this but, must also manage the short, medium and long term recovery of the District holistically.

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