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.

Environmental Health

This function involves the provision of an Environmental Health Service for the licencing and inspection of food premises, liquor licensing and noise control.  The aim of the Environmental Health Service, is to ensure that Council's specific statutory responsibilities are met for each of these functions. 

The Environmental Health Service delivers benefits to the community by ensuring that health standards are being met, food and liquor premises are licensed and safe healthy and hygenic for public use and also providing general community advice.

Local Alcohol Policy

The Waitomo District Council Provisional Local Alcohol Policy was adopted on 21 December 2015 when the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA) made its final decision in the appeals process.  The policy came into force on 1 June 2016. 

The Local Alcohol Policy covers:

  • maximum trading hours for on licences, off licences, club licences and special licences, 
  • one way door restrictions,
  • location of new premises, and
  • discretionary conditions that can be included on licences.  

Click here to view Local Alcohol Policy (PDF 365 KB)


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