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.

Roading Network Updates

ROAD NETWORK UPDATES - 2023

2 February 2023 - 10.30am
 Inframax crews have been working around the network clearing slip debris. 
Aria was hit with heavy rain last night, resulting in flooding and minor damage.
  • Aria Road was closed for a period last night due to substantial flooding
  • Mairoa Road - silt is currently being cleared from the road
  • Waitahi Road had slips blocking both lanes, but these have since been cleared.
  • Kaitaringa Road - Tree is blocking road. Roading crew is en route to assess and clear

Crews are also working on cleaning up the following roads:

  • Mapara South Road, then onto Tikitiki Road
  • Te Anga Road - clearing trees that are buried in the slip material
  • Kawhia Harbour Road - clearing slip debris
  • Te Waitere Road - fixing the slump
As per an update received from Waka Kotahi, SH37 (pictured) still remains closed due to flooding.
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1 February 2023 - 10.45am

ROADING – Here is the most updated information on the state of our roads

UPDATE:  Waitomo Valley Road is now fully open

Our roading crew and contractors are continuing to work around the clock to clear slips and debris from our roading network.
Some slips may take longer to clear than others.
They are doing an amazing job, so give them a big thumbs up if you see them out about.
And don't forget to stay aware of the conditions and drive safely while on our roads.

 

CLOSED:

Hangatiki East Road

View Terrace, Piopio

Mapara South Road – Slips and dropout

 

PARTIAL OPEN:

Te Waitere Road – Being remade today

Ngapeke Road – slips still to clear

Te Anga Road – slips being cleared today

Maraetaua Road – material to be cleared from surface water channel

Mokauiti Road – slips still to clear

Rangitoto Road - slips still to clear

Takiri Road - slips being cleared today

Terrace Road - slips still to clear

Fullerton Road – Dropout being fixed, slips cleared

Mangarino Road - Open to one lane, remaining material to be cleared

Kawhia Harbour Road - slips still to clear

Hauturu Road – open to one lane, slips still to clear

Mairoa Road - slips still to clear

Mangaotaki Road - slips still to clear

Patoto Road – slip to be investigated

Waipuna Road – slips partially cleared for vehicle access. Remaining slips to be cleared

 

OPEN:

Hospital Road – Clean up to be completed today

Ngatai Street

Esplanade/Ngarongo

Mangarino/Esplanade North

Ward Street

Te Kumi Station Road

William Street

Rora Street

Tumutumu Road - slips in the watertable still to tidy up

Aria Road - flooding has receded

Mangatea Road

Mangarino Street

Mangaokewa Road

Marokopa Road

Ramaroa Road

Tikitiki Road

View Road (Te Kūiti)

Pukerimu Road

Ruakuri Road

Hill Street

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31 January 2023 - 3.45pm

ROADING – Here is the most updated information on the state of our roads

CLOSED:

Hangatiki East Road

View Terrace, Piopio

Mapara South Road – Slips and dropout

 

PARTIAL OPEN:

Te Waitere Road – Being remade today

Ngapeke Road – slips still to clear

Te Anga Road – slips being cleared today

Maraetaua Road – material to be cleared from surface water channel

Mokauiti Road – slips still to clear

Rangitoto Road - slips still to clear

Takiri Road - slips being cleared today

Terrace Road - slips still to clear

Waitomo Valley Road - slips being cleared today

Fullerton Road – Dropout being fixed, slips cleared

Mangarino Road - Open to one lane, remaining material to be cleared

Kawhia Harbour Road - slips still to clear

Hauturu Road – open to one lane, slips still to clear

Mairoa Road - slips still to clear

Mangaotaki Road - slips still to clear

Patoto Road – slip to be investigated

Waipuna Road – slips partially cleared for vehicle access. Remaining slips to be cleared

 

OPEN:

Hospital Road – Clean up to be completed today

Ngatai Street

Esplanade/Ngarongo

Mangarino/Esplanade North

Ward Street

Te Kumi Station Road

William Street

Rora Street

Tumutumu Road - slips in the watertable still to tidy up

Aria Road - flooding has receded

Mangatea Road

Mangarino Street

Mangaokewa Road

Marokopa Road

Ramaroa Road

Tikitiki Road

View Road (Te Kūiti)

Pukerimu Road

Ruakuri Road

Hill Street

 

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31 January 2023 - 12pm

Due to the weather forecasted for the remainder of the week, it is not favourable to begin roadworks on Lawrence Street tomorrow as planned. For this reason, we are postponing works until Tuesday 7 February 2023.  This means the scheduled road closure for Lawrence Street will also be postponed to this date. 

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30 January 2023 - 2pm

ACCESS TO WAITOMO CAVES

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TE KUITI / ŌTOROHANGA TO WAITOMO CAVES VILLAGE

State Highway 37 remains closed due to flooding.

Travel to and from Waitomo Caves Village is via Fullerton Road.

Road crews are escorting motorists along this road.

Please expect delays and follow the guidance of the teams on the scene.

Route : Te Kuiti Ōtorohanga – Waitomo Caves Village

Map Link:

Further information can be found at: https://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/tra.../roadclosures/413483

Waitomo valley Road is now clear of Flooding.

We will continue to update as information comes to hand.

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30 January 2023 - 9am
We are updating our roading issues as we are aware of them. Below is the current list.

At this stage all other roads are open, with some down to one lane.

Some of the roads below are not currently flooded, but should be treated that flooding can occur rapidly in case of heavy rain:

Hospital Road
Ngatai Street
Esplanade onto Ngarongo Street
Mangarino Street onto Esplanade North
Hangatiki East Road- Closed
Ward Street
Te Kumi Station Road
William Street
Rora Street North
Tumutumu Road
Aria Road
Takiri Road  - Closed
Ramaroa Road - Closed
Slips and other issues on:

Te Waitere Road 
Ngapeke Road
Mangatea Road
Mangarino Street - Tomo
Mangarino Road - Partially Open
Mangaokewa Road
Te Anga Road
Marokopa Road
Maraetaua Road
Waitomo Valley Road
Mokauiti Road
Ramaroa Road - Closed
Tikitiki Road
Rangitoto Road
Takiri Road - Closed
View Terrace, Piopio - Partially Closed
Terrace Road - Dropout
View Road, Te Kuiti
Waitomo Valley Road - FallenTree
Fullerton Road - FallenTree
Pukerimu Road
Ruakuri Road
Hill Street
Kawhia Harbour Road - Multiple Slips
Hauturu Road
Walker Road
Pukenui Road - Surface Damage
To view these locations on a map click here
We aim to keep this map as up to date as possible.
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29 January 2023 - 7.55pm
We appreciate the work our roading teams have undertaken today, however, a number of roads remain closed this evening.
Waitomo Caves Road - We have been advised by our partner agency that Waitomo Caves Road (SH37) between Hangatiki & Waitomo Caves Village remains closed this evening.
Waitomo Valley Road is open but extreme caution is needed. There are slips and flooding.
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29 January 2023 - 4pm
We are updating our roading issues as we are aware of them. Below is the current list.

At this stage all other roads are open, with some down to one lane.

There is Flooding on:

Hospital Road
Ngatai Street
Esplanade onto Ngarongo Street
Mangarino Street onto Esplanade North
Hangatiki East Road- Closed
Ward Street
Te Kumi Station Road
William Street
Rora Street North
Tumutumu Road
Aria Road
Takiri Road  - Closed
Ramaroa Road - Closed
Slips and other issues on:

Te Waitere Road 
Ngapeke Road
Mangatea Road
Mangarino Street - Tomo
Mangarino Road - Partially Open
Mangaokewa Road
Te Anga Road
Marokopa Road
Maraetaua Road
Waitomo Valley Road
Mokauiti Road
Ramaroa Road - Closed
Tikitiki Road
Rangitoto Road
Takiri Road - Closed
View Terrace, Piopio - Partially Closed
Terrace Road - Dropout
View Road, Te Kuiti
Waitomo Valley Road - FallenTree
Fullerton Road - FallenTree
Pukerimu Road
Ruakuri Road
Hill Street
Kawhia Harbour Road
Hauturu Road
To view these locations on a map click here
We aim to keep this map as up to date as possible.
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28 January 2023 - 7pm

ROADING UPDATE – This is what we currently know:

There are slips are on:

  • Mangaokewa Road
  • Te Anga Road
  • Mangatea Road
  • Maraetoa Road
  • Rangitoto Road
  • Walker Road
  • Te Waitere Road
  • SH37 Waitomo Village

Roads that are flooded and currently closed:

  • Hangatiki East.
  • Te Kumi Station Rd
  • Esplanade/Jennings Street

We are also aware of other roads affected:

  • SH30 – Kopaki (closed)
  • SH3 – (closed with detour on Troopers Road)
  • Tikitiki Road
  • Ramaroa Road
  • Rata Street
  • Lawrence Street
  • Ngarongo Street
  • Nettie Street

A big thumbs up to our roading crews who are working around the clock assessing our roading network and clearing slips and debris.

We will keep you updated as information comes to hand.

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28 January 2O23 - 4pm
ROAD DETOUR - TROOPERS ROAD
Due to a large slip blocking SH3, there is currently a detour in place via Troopers Road, however, the Oparure / SH3 intersection is badly flooded.
Esplanade, Te Kūiti is also closed.
PLEASE stay at home and do not venture out.
We will keep you updated as information comes to hand.
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27 January 2023 - 8.30am

Road upgrade and closure - Lawrence Street
Following the completion of the recent watermain relocation works on Lawrence Street, the second section of Lawrence Street will undergo pavement re-construction works starting Wednesday
1 February, weather permitting.
Lawrence Street will be closed and under traffic management. The road closure will include Lawrence Street from SH30 Intersection to the eastern side of Mangaokewa Stream Bridge, Taupiri Street from Lawrence Street to South End Loop, the Taupiri Street Car Park will also be closed. Pedestrian access will be maintained.
We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause to road users and thank you for your patience during this time.
      

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25 January 2023 - 2.30pm

Road closure - Seddon Street:

Seddon Street will be closed to traffic tomorrow (Thursday 26 January 2023) so that asphalt surfacing can be laid.

Access to businesses will be maintained, however expect minor disruptions as this activity takes place.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and for the short notice.

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24 January 2023 - 10am

View Terrace update:

Work has started and is progressing well. The site has been cleared and base construction has started.

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24 January 2023 - 9.15am

Due to a serious crash on SH30 between Waimiha and Maniaiti/Benneydale, a section of SH30 will remain closed for several hours to allow for investigations to take place.
Detour is Mangaokewa Road.
Please stay safe and drive to the conditions while out and about today.
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12 January 2023 - 12.15pm

Lawrence Street Civil Works:

Two sections of Lawrence Street in Te Kūiti will undergo watermain and pavement works, starting Monday 16 January 2023 weather permitting.

The first section of Lawrence Street (between SH30 Intersection and Mangaokewa Stream Bridge, including the Taupiri Street Intersection) will have watermain relocation works carried out. This will involve a traffic management shoulder closure on the Redwood Park side of Lawrence Street. These works are expected to take about a week to complete, weather permitting. Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Following the completion of the watermain relocation works, the second section of Lawrence Street will undergo pavement re-construction works. Lawrence Street will be closed and under traffic management. The road closure will include Lawrence Street from SH30 Intersection to the eastern side of Mangaokewa Stream Bridge, Taupiri Street from Lawrence Street to South End Loop, the Taupiri Street Car Park will also be closed. Pedestrian access will be maintained.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause to road users and thank you for your patience during this time

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ROAD NETWORK UPDATES - 2022

14 December 2022 - 8.30am

Resurfacing Programme 2022/23 Season:
Now that the summer months are upon us and the warm weather will be here for a while, the first section of Waitomo District Council’s annual resurfacing programme has begun.
Our roading contractors have commenced work on Papakauri Road, and resealing is soon to begin on Mangatoa Road. The remainder of the programme will commence in 2023.
More than 32km of resurfacing will take place over several streets and roads throughout the district between December 2022 and March 2023. Resealing is required to maintain the condition of our roads. The average life of a seal coat in our district, is approximately 11 years.
The resealing will be undertaken by Inframax Construction Ltd and subcontractor, Higgins.

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9 December 2022 - 9.30pm

Pukerimu Road and Kopaki Road:
All going well Pukerimu Road should be open to the public again this coming week. Once again, a massive THANK YOU to the Inframax crews who have worked so hard to reinstate this road again.
Kopaki Road:
- The slumped area has been repaired and sealed
- Line marking improvements are programmed for the next few days, weather permitting,
- Edge marker posts are programmed for the next few days
- Vegetation has been cleared
Pukerimu Road:
- The slump area is repaired
- 3 new crossroad culverts have been installed
- Surface water channels have been improved
- The road will be regularly monitored for movement
   
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9 December 2022 - 5.30pm

Seddon Street:
The basecourse (upper pavement layer) has been installed and further works will be undertaken on Sunday to prepare for the sealing and asphalt scheduled for next week.
Work taking place on Sunday includes rolling and compacting the upper (basecourse) pavement layer.

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6 December 2022 - 7.40am

Pukerimu Road:

  • The slump area on Pukerimu Road has been backfilled and the remaining 600mm will have multiple layers containing structural grade geogrid and cloth to help tie it all together
  • Two new culverts  will be installed in the next few days.
  • Expected completion is mid-next week (weather permitting)

Kopaki Road:

  • The slump site has been remade and will be sealed today. 
  • Road remarking, delineation and installation of other safety measures is scheduled over the next short while.   

We are working as quickly as possible to improve the routes on both roads in time for the Kopaki Bridge closure.

None of this would be possible without the amazing response and dedication from Inframax, their crews and their subcontractors.

   

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2 December 2022 - 3.30pm

Seddon Street update:

The subbase (lower) pavement layer has been cement-stabilised this week and the basecourse (upper) pavement layer construction has started.

Next week the basecourse layer is to be completed along with the replacement of broken kerbing. The asphalt surfacing layer will be installed in the weeks following. There will be some minor disruptions as these activities take place but generally access will be maintained.

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2 December 2022 - 12pm

Pukerimu Road update:

Pukerimu Road is still closed and will remain closed until at least the end of next week if the weather stays warm and dry.

If there is a lot of rain, completion will be extended by a further three weeks.

Inframax's roading crew is making great progress on the reinstatement and we thank them for their amazing effort.

 

   

 

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26 November 2022

Seddon Street update:

Works have been progressing despite the bad weather, pavement stabilisation is to be undertaken early next week followed by construction of the top pavement layers and replacement of areas of broken kerb.
There will be some minor disruptions as these activities take place but generally access will be maintained.
Thank you for your patience during this time.
   

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24 November 2022 - 9.30am

  • Tumutumu Road is now open.
  • Soundy Road suffered another slip last night so is closed again. The digger crew is clearing today.
  • Hauturu Road has a large slip. A crew is working on clearing this. It’s passable but expect delays.
  • Pukerimu Road (pictured) is still closed.

 

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23 November 2022 - 10.40am UPDATE

  • Soundy Road site will be cleared relatively easily
  • Pukerimu Road will remain closed for some time. We will be making further assessments over the next few days
  • Tumutumu Road is still closed

 

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23 November  2022 - 8am

After the heavy rain last night, there are a few damages/slips on our roading network.

  • Tumutumu road is closed 
  • Pukerimu road has a significant slump and is closed. 
  • Soundy road closed
We will keep you updated as our roading crews make their way around the district.
Stay safe and take care while driving on our roads today.

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3 November 2022 - 8.30am

A section of Seddon Street (behind the BP) in Te Kūiti is undergoing pavement re-construction. This is due to start on Monday 14 November.
The road will be closed, however traffic management will be in place and business and residential access will be maintained.
We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.

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18 October 2022 - 1.30pm

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that road surfacing works will take place on State Highway 3 at the Awakino Tunnel Bypass from late October into December.

For the duration of the work, traffic will be reduced to one lane with Stop/Go control and a 30 km/hr speed limit. The rest area and walkway to the tunnel will be closed to the public while the surfacing is taking place.

Drivers travelling between Taranaki and Waikato should expect delays and allow extra time for their journey.

The surfacing work marks the final stage of the Awakino Tunnel Bypass project. The temporary speed limit will be removed once the work is complete.

Waka Kotahi thanks drivers for their patience.

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5 October 2022

A road closure and detour will be in place at the intersection of State Highway 3 and State Highway 30 from tomorrow - 6 October and Friday 7 October and either Monday 10 October or Tuesday 11 October.

The detour will be in place for the completion of the pedestrian upgrade to the entrance of Te Kūiti Pa, making it safer for pedestrians to cross State Highway 3 Awakino Road. It will only be in place when work is happening on site, and it will be removed for the weekend.

To keep site staff and motorists safe, State Highway 3 Awakino Road will be closed from the intersection of State Highway 30 to the intersection with Waitete Road and Rora Street. Traffic will be detoured northward along either State Highway 3 Carroll Street (if west of the railway lines) or Rora Street (if east of the railway lines) to the nearest rail crossing at Ward Street. Pedestrians and cyclists can cross the railway lines using the Te Ara Tika overbridge.

The road will be reinstated with an asphalt surface around the new pedestrian refuges this week, followed by line marking next week.

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21 September 2022

All roads affected by last month's weather are now open to normal operating traffic, we ask that you take care while traveling on these roads.

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15 September 2022
State Highway 3, Mt Messenger is now open. However, expect delays due to road works
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8 September 2022 - 12.20pm

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises State Highway 3 is closed over Mt Messenger in north Taranaki due to a NZ Police operation.

People are advised to delay their travel, where possible, or to expect delays.

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23 August 2022 - 9am
Please click here to read our latest media release regarding our roading network updates.
Ramaroa Road - Open, drive carefully as there is still clean up to do.
Fullerton Road - Slips. Please drive carefully
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22 August 2022 - 8am
A very BIG THANK YOU to our roading crews who work in all kinds of weather at all times of the day and night to ensure our roads are as safe as can be.
Tumutumu Road - Open to one lane, drive carefully.
Mairoa Road - Trees have been cut back and one lane is open. Clean up still to get underway.
Mangaotaki Road - Flooding. Signs are in place.
Soundy Road – Open to one lane, drive carefully.
Mangatoa Road - Open to one lane, drive carefully.
Speedies Road – Slip blocking road.
Te Anga Road – Slip blocking one lane.
Awakau Road – Open
Slips reported on others roads: Waipuna, Taharoa, Marokopa, Kawhia-Harbour, Te Waitere.
Please exercise caution and drive safe on our roads.
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19 August 2022 - 3.30pm
Our roading crews are extremely busy trying to clean up the slips, flooding and debris impacting our roading network.
They can't be everywhere at once, so please be patient if your road has not yet been cleared.
A very big thank you to our roading crews who work in all kinds of weather at all times of the night and day to ensure our roads are as safe as can be.
  • Tumutumu Road - One lane is open, with clean up still underway
  • Mairoa Road - Trees have been cut back and one lane is open. Clean up still to get underway.
  • Mangaotaki Road - Flooding. Signs are in place.
  • Soundy Road – Slip blocking road. Clean up still to get underway.
  • Speedies Road – Slip blocking road. Clean up still to get underway.
  • Te Anga Road – Slip blocking one lane. Clean up still to get underway.
  • Awakau Road – Slip blocking road. Clean up still to get underway.

Please exercise caution and drive safe on our roads.

  

   

 

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19 August 2022 - 1.40pm
Marokopa: There is no access from North East, and access from the South is risky (Soundy/Mangatoa end). Please do not venture out if you do not need to.
Due to lack of reception, updates are still limited, but we will endeavour to provide information as soon as it comes to hand.

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19 August 2022 - 1.30pm WAKA KOTAHI UPDATE

Update regarding work to make the entrance to Te Tokanganui-a-Noho marae safer for pedestrians to cross State Highway 3 Awakino Road.

Traffic Management for the Te Tokanganui-a-Noho marae pedestrian upgrade will be changed from Stop/Go to a detour as of Monday 22 August.

Traffic heading east on State Highway 30 will need to detour north along Carroll Street, cross the railway line on Ward Street and then head south on Rora Street. The same detour will apply in reverse for westbound traffic. The project is expected to be complete end of September.

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19 August 2022 - 11am

There is flooding in Marokopa and Te Anga as a result of last night's heavy rain. There are also trees down and slips on our local roading network.

Current status of roads:

  • Tumutumu Rd - Slip blocking road
  • Mairoa Rd - Slip blocking road
  • Mangaotaki Rd - Flooding
  • Soundy Rd – Slip blocking road
  • Speedies Rd – Slip blocking road
  • TeAnga Rd – Slip blocking one lane
  • Awakau Rd – Slip blocking road

Please be aware of the conditions while out and about and take care when driving.

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19 August 2022 - 9.30am

There is flooding in Marokopa and Te Anga as a result of last night's heavy rain. There are also trees down and slips on our local roading network.

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15 August 2022 - 10.30am

WAKA KOTAHI NOTICE - Pedestrian upgrade - Te Tokanganui-a-Noho Marae SH30/SH3
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that there will be Stop/Go operations at the intersection of State Highway 3 and State Highway 30 in Te Kūiti from 15 August for up to six weeks.
Work will take place to make the entrance to Te Tokanganui-a-Noho marae safer for pedestrians to cross State Highway 3 Awakino Road.
To keep site staff and motorists safe, Stop/Go traffic control will be in place from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday from 15 August until the end of September.
This will affect State Highway 3 Awakino Road, State Highway 30 Waitete Road and Rora St in Te Kūiti.
Traffic will also need to be stopped for trains on the Main Trunk rail line which passes through the middle of the site.
Motorists are advised to expect delays and avoid this intersection if possible.
Waka Kotahi thanks the Te Kūiti community for their patience while they carry out this work.

 

8 August 2022 - 12.15pm

WAKA KOTAHI NOTICE: SH3 - Awakino Gorge
Drivers are advised to travel with caution on State Highway 3 between the southern side of Mt. Messenger and the Awakino Gorge due to a large diesel spill. Temporary speed limits are in place while crews attend the site and cleanup is underway.
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27 July 2022 - 4pm: SH30 ROADING UPDATE - WAKA KOTAHI

SH30 will remain closed until 7am tomorrow, at which point it will be under stop/go until further notice.

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27 July 2022 - 9am: SH30 ROADING UPDATE - WAKA KOTAHI

SH30 continues to remain closed today and tonight due to some onsite issues yesterday. The plan is for the road to be open again 7am tomorrow morning.

 

26 July 2022 - 3pm

Footpath renewals - The footpath renewals and improvements are almost complete. However, due to the recent poor weather the two remaining sites on Carroll Street have been postponed and will restart later in the year.

 

26 July 2022 - 12.45pm

Waimiha Road Pavement Rehabilitation - The pavement rehabilitation works along a section of Waimiha Road has now been completed. The works involved reconstruction of 640m of existing pavement, drainage improvements, safety improvements and a new coat of seal.

 

25 July 2022 - 5.30pm * Info provided by Waka Kotahi

State Highway 30 near Kopaki (between Te Kūiti and Kopaki Road) will be closed to all traffic from 6pm tonight until 7am Wednesday 27 July for repairs. 

Visit Waka Kotahi's website for more information

 

25 July 2022 - 5pm

Mangarino Road is now open. Roading crews are continuing to clear trees and more slip material throughout the district over the coming few days. Further road closures may be possible.

 

24 July 2022 - 11am

Due to a large slip on Mangarino Road, the road will be closed and a detour in place while the site is being cleared.

   

 

14 July 2022 - 4:55pm UPDATE

Te Anga Road is now open to one lane. Please drive carefully and to the conditions when on this road.

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13 July 2022 - UPDATE

Due to slips Te Anga and Ramaroa Roads are blocked, our Roading Crew is currently working on clearing these roads.

Roading crews are also currently checking and cleaning sites on Takiri, Mangatoa, Marokopa, Mangaotaki, Tumutumu Roads.

 

Please read our latest Media Release on our roading network and Cyclone Dovi update

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8 July 2022 - 4.35pm UPDATE

Due to the wet weather, there have been a number of slips on our roads.

Our Roading crew are out clearing multiple large slips on Te Anga road.

The following roads are to be cleared: Ramaroa Road, Tumutumu Road, Aria Road, Ohura Road

Advice for road users is to stay home unless travel is urgent. We will keep you updated.

Please report any flooding or slips to Council. Thank you for your understanding.

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22 June 2022 - STATE HIGHWAY 3, AWAKINO GORGE

On Tuesday 14 June, the heavy rainfall also caused a large under slip on State Highway 3, south of Awakau Road in the Awakino Gorge, causing damage to the road pavement as well as nearby guardrails, fences and drainage.  The area is currently under traffic light stop/go with delays of approximately 5-10 minutes and roading crews are monitoring the site 24/7 to ensure the safety of road users.  

17 June 2022 - 1pm UPDATE

Slump and cracking sites have been made safe with temporary repairs or the placement of traffic management. Roads include Oparure, Fullerton, Rangitoto, Mangaotaki, Kent, Paekaka, Speedies, Patoto, Aria, Tumutumu, Maraetaua, Mangaorongo Roads.

Slip sites that are still being cleaned up - Te Anga, Taharoa, Marokopa, Mangatoa, Manganui, Soundy, Pomarangai, Mokauiti, Ohura, Mapara South, Tapuwae, Mangaokewa, Mangarino, Takiri, Kohua, Waitahi, Ramaroa, Pukerimu, Gribbon, Papakauri, Taumatamaire Roads.

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15 June 2022
Our roading crew is currently clearing the slip blocking Pungarehu Road 
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14 June 2022 - 11.15am UPDATE

The weather is keeping our roading crew very busy. Crews are continuing with the clean up of slips, trees and washouts on Te Anga, Taharoa, Marokopa, Mangatoa, Soundy, Pomarangai, Aria, Totoro, Mokauiti, Mapara South, Tapuwae, Mangaokewa and Mangarino Roads.

We are continuing to receive information from the public (via our Service Request system) and also from onsite inspections. Crews are also being notified of any new issues that require urgent attention.

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10 June 2022  - 11.15am UPDATE

Roading crews continue to clean up slips to make safe for all our road users. However, constant rainfall continues to be challenge with sites needing to be cleared again. 

Please take extreme care while driving in our District – especially Te Anga, Taharoa, Marokopa, Mangatoa, Manganui, Aria, Waitahi Roads.

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6 June 2022 -  11.30am UPDATE

The majority of the main slips were cleared on Friday and roads were kept open to one lane. The priority was to make sites safe, especially for the long weekend. One crew worked on Saturday morning on Mangatoa Road to continue what couldn’t be cleared on Friday.

Roading crews are currently checking and cleaning sites on Te Anga, Taharoa, Marokopa and Mangatoa Roads.

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3 June 2022 -  1.15pm UPDATE
Inframax crews continue to clean up Marokopa Road, but this may take all weekend due to the continuous rain.
Parts of the road are still flooded, and high tide could be a problem, which may prove difficult for light vehicles trying to navigate through the flooded areas.
Please drive carefully in this area, be aware of the road conditions, and don’t venture out if you don’t need to.
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3 June 2022 - 11am UPDATE

Roading crews are continuing to clear slips and blocked culverts on Marokopa, Mangatoa, Te Anga, Taharoa, Te Waitere, Kawhia Harbour Roads. These were opened to one lane yesterday.

Flooding is also forcing some minor lane closures due to rising rivers/streams/tide.

 Other roads affected with flooding and small slips are Waimiha, Mangaiti, Aria, and Pukerimu.

Please drive carefully and be aware of the road conditions.

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3 June 2022 - 9.15am UPDATE
Marokopa Road is currently open, however clean up is still taking place. Please drive safely if in this area and be mindful of the Inframax crews.
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2 June 2022 - 3.45pm update

An Inframax crew is currently assessing the impact of the flooding and will work on clearing the road. However for safety reasons, this cannot be fully undertaken while the flood waters are still rising.
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2 June 2022 - 3pm:
Council is aware the road to Marokopa and Te Anga has flooded and is currently impassable.
Our roading department staff are currently responding. We will keep you updated as information comes to hand.
Please stay safe on our roads and do not venture out if you do not need to.
2 June 2022 - 2.30pm:
Taumatatotara West Road has been physically closed off due to on-going safety concerns. An alternative access off Coutts Road has been provided for residents, workers, contractors and emergency vehicles.
Please do not try to access this road. Thank you for your understanding.
Monday 22 November 2021 - 9am
ROAD RESURFACING PROGRAMME TO START
With the warmer weather now upon us, Council's roading contractors will be starting the first portion of the annual road resurfacing programme this week.
Phase one of Waitomo’s resealing programme will see almost 9km of roads being resealed at 15 different sites, including urban and rural sealed roads. The resealing is necessary to restore the condition of the sealed road surface of some of the older seal coats, in much the same way that a house needs to be repainted every few years. The average life of a seal coat in our district, is approximately 11 years.
The largest lengths of resealing will be on Ramaroa Road off State Highway 4 at 2.3km, followed by Totoro Road at 1.4km.
The resealing programme will kickstart tomorrow (23 November) with urban roads, which will include Matai, Eketone, Ailsa, Alexandra, Gladstone, Grey, Hinerangi, John and Julian Streets in Te Kuiti and Tui and Kea Streets in Piopio.
Other roads include Somerville, Hangatiki East and Marokopa Roads.
There will be more resurfacing undertaken, post-Christmas - we will keep you updated of our programme.
The work will be undertaken by Higgins as Inframax Construction Ltd’s sealing subcontractor.

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Thursday 1 July 2021 - 3pm

HAUTURU ROAD: One lane is closed on Hauturu Road, Te Anga, about 500m from Te Anga Road, due to a slip. Please take care. An orange netting fence will be erected to provide further visual warning to road users. Repairing this will not be a quick fix.

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Wednesday 31 March 2021 - 4pm

  • WAITOMO CAVES (SH37): Road closure on Waitomo Caves Road (State Highway 37) due to a fallen tree blocking the road . The detour route is via SH3, Oparure Road and Fullerton Road.
  • MAIROA: Mairoa Road, Piopio is closed due to a slip blocking the road between house numbers 971 - 1010 Mairoa Road. The detour is via Mangaotaki Road or SH3 and Oparure Road.

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Monday 10 August 2020

  • TE KUITI: Road closure on Princes St between Bayne St and King St West due to water works. A detour in place via King St West, John St and South Street, or King St West, Tawhana St and Queen St.
  • There is also stop/go traffic control in place this morning on Liverpool St due to work being carried out by The Lines Company.

Monday 3 August 2020

Here is a list of the road works in the District for this week


Tuesday 7 July 2020

Here is a full list (PDF 340 KB) of road works in the District for this week


Monday 22 June 2020

Here is a full list (PDF 336 KB) of road works for this week


Tuesday 9 June 2020

Here is a full list of road works on Waitomo District Roads


Tuesday 2 June 2020

From 2nd of June, Veloce and Chorus will be working in the Piopio township area installing Fibre optic cables underground.  They are starting in Kaka and Kawana Streets. Keep an eye out for our daily updates. (PDF 347 KB)


Wednesday 29 May 2020

See attached PDF for a full list of road works on Waitomo District Roads. (PDF 346 KB)


Wednesday 27 May 2020

A portion of Taupiri St, from Sheridan St to South End Loop in Te Kuiti will be closed for the morning of Wednesday 27 May 2020 for urgent road repairs. The detour route is via Rora St and King St East (or via Esplanade and King St East).


Wednesday 20 May 2020

See attached PDF for full list of road works on Waitomo District Roads. (PDF 336 KB)


Wednesday 13 May 2020

A portion of Taupiri St, from Sheridan St to South End Loop in Te Kuiti will be closed for the afternoon of Wednesday 13 May 2020 for urgent road repairs. The detour route is via Rora St and King St East (or via Esplanade and King St East).


Thursday 30 April 2020

Logging Contractors will be working on Te Waitere Road on Thursday 30 April 2020 and Friday 31 April 2020.