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.

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NZTA traffic management update

26 Jun 2018, 5:03 PM

If you're planning to travel on SH3 tomorrow be aware that there is likely to be minor delays and heavy traffic around Te Kuiti due to the funeral of Koro Wetere. 
Stop/Go control will be in place at the intersection of SH39 and SH3 in Otorohanga (marked with a 1 on the map) at approximately 11am to allow the southbound funeral procession to pass through. 

There will also be Stop/Go control with a 30km/hr speed restriction at the intersection of Oparure Road and SH3 (marked with a 2 on the map) between 11.30am and 12.30pm.

Then from 2pm funeral traffic will head to Te Kuiti, making a stop at the Te Kuiti Marae, before heading 5km south of Te Kuiti (marked with a 3 on the map) where there will again be Stop/Go control and a 30km/hr speed restriction.

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