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.

Solid Waste Management (Collection and Disposal)

We undertake this activity to ensure that the natural environment is protected from detrimental effects of solid waste disposal, and that the waste diversion and disposal needs of the District community are met.

We are required under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 (WMA) to promote effective and efficient waste management and minimisation with the District. A key part of doing this is to adopt a Solid Waste Management (Asset) and Minimisation Plan (SWaMMP) - you can view this document here.

We also have an obligation under the Health Act 1956 to ensure that our waste management systems protect public health.

Council provides Refuse Transfer Stations at strategic locations throughout the Waitomo District.
Council's aim is to improve awareness of the benefits and services available in support of waste minimisation in the Waitomo District Community
Find out about our weekly Kerbside Rubbish and Recycling Collection Service for the communities of Te Kuiti, Piopio, Mokau, Awakino and Waitomo ward and Village.
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