Heavy Rain Watch - What you need to know

Metservice NZ has issued a Heavy Rain Watch for the Waikato region, in place from 2am–3pm, Wednesday 1 February.

Given the large amount of rainfall that our district has experienced over the past few days, we are urging residents to continue to take care and stay aware of the conditions in their area. Further rainfall could quickly exacerbate existing slips, river levels and produce further flooding quite quickly.

Click here to read more and keep up to date.

Severe weather roading network update #4

5 Apr 2017, 4:43 PM

Update as at 16:00hrs

WDC is assessing the storm damage impacts on all our local roads. We recommend that people avoid travel if possible. 

  • SH 3 Awakino is now open - NZTA

The following local roads are affected by slips or surface flooding:

  • Maungonui Road (FLOOD/SLIP) - CLOSED
  • Paraheka Road - (FLOOD) CLOSED
  • Kumara Road
  • Mairoa Road (SLIP)
  • Waipuna Road (SLIP)
  • Te Anga Road (SLIP)
  • Old Te Kuiti Road - CLOSED FROM ODC
  • Waikawau Road (FLOOD/SLIPS)
  • Potaka Road (FLOOD)
  • Manganui Road – Slips or slumps
  • Te Marama Road– Slips or slumps
  • Soundy Road - Flooding
  • Marakopa Road east of Te karaka Rd - Flooding
  • Taharoa Road - Flooding
  • Whakapirau Road – Slips or Slumps
  • Tumutumu Road - Flooding
  • Gribbon Road - Slips or slumps
  • Mangaorongo Road - Slips or slumps
  • Waitewhera Road - Slips or slumps and flooding
  • Ohura Road - Slips or slumps and flooding
  • Matiere Road - Flooding
  • Waitahi Road - Flooding
  • Peakaka Road
  • Aria Road - Flooding
  • Mapara South Road - Slips or slumps and flooding

State Highway 30 is closed with a diversion in place through Mangaokewa Road.

Report flooding and service issues to WDC on 0800 932 4357. If life is in danger, always call 111.

Keep up to date with Civil Defence www.waikatoregioncdemg.govt.nz and MetService www.metservice.com/national/home