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.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Fire and Emergency New Zealand operates under the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017. 

Fire and Emergency New Zealand benefits the public by providing security to both public and private rural property owners in the Waitomo District, reducing the risk of widespread damage to forestry and farms and the related negative economic impact on the District as a whole.

If there's a property in your neighbourhood that you believe is a health or safety hazard due to an unkept section, you might first try talking to the property owner.

If this does not resolve the problem, contact Waitomo District Council on 0800 932 4357 to report a concern that does not present a fire risk, such as hoarding and other nuisance issues including vermin control.

If your concern is a fire risk, you can let Fire and Emergency New Zealand know about it by completing the online form available here. Or call 0800 658 628.

Please note that Fire and Emergency are only able to take action to deal with genuine fire hazards, and not where the property is just unsightly or presents a health hazard.