Current Road Status
Road Hazards and Closures
Wairoa District Council is responsible for the maintenance of around 830km of roads around the district, not including State Highways, which are taken care of by the NZ Transport Agency. With such a vast network of routes, it is not surprising that 50 percent of rates go towards roading.
The Infrastructure Business Unit (IBU) is responsible for managing the maintenance of the road, while the actual work is carried out by contractors. It's a big job, which is why it has a dedicated team assigned to the task.
IBU is also responsible for organising emergency repair work during times of flooding.
|Nūhaka - Opoutama Road||
Road has been realigned around dropout. Speed restrictions in place. One lane only. Contractors are currently on site. Further work will be undertaken in the future.
|Special Purpose Road 38||Hopuruahine Bridge (19.382km) to Ruatahuna (Whakatane boundry)||open||
Closed Ruatahuna to Murupara - Local residents access only
|Special Purpose Road 38||27.120km||4WD only||22.06.2017, 11.50am|
|Tuai Main Road||1.2km||open (1 lane)||Bypass constructed||22.06.2017, 11.50am|
Please also have a look at the NZTA website for the status of the State Highways.
Road Safe Hawke's Bay
Road Safe Hawke's Bay is a Business Unit of the Hawke's Bay Regional Council, this was formalised in 2009. We are a Regional resource providing road safety education services across each of the districts. We have staff based in Wairoa, Napier and Central Hawkes Bay.
Reduce the incidence and severity of road traffic crashes with a focus on alcohol and drug driving, speed, intersections, vulnerable road users including pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclist.
Visit our website at www.roadsafehb.org.nz.
To apply for a heavy vehicle permit, apply online on the NZTA website.
If you have any concerns about roading, please contact the Wairoa District Council.
+64 6 838 7309