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.

Three Waters Reform

Over the past three years, Central and Local Government have been considering how best to regulate, and deliver the three water services (drinking water, wastewater and stormwater).  

Options for new service delivery arrangements are still being considered, however, the Government’s preference is for four larger water entities. Those entities would replace 67 separate councils (or their agencies) which currently manage their district three waters services independently.

The Three Waters Reform Programme signals a significant change for Councils, and currently there is uncertainty around how water supply, wastewater and stormwater services will be delivered to our community in the future.

There is a lot of information we are yet to learn about the Three Waters Reform (TWR) and how it will impact our district, and for the most part we will be guided by Central Government and the TWR steering group.