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Current Road Status

There are some road closures in Wairoa District. Please read below for more information.

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. PLEASE CALL WDC ON 068387309 IN EVENT OF ANY FLOOD DAMAGE


Road Location Status Comments Updated
Delegated State Highway 38 (Mangapapa Bridge - Aniwaniwa) Various locations Caution Advised


03.10.18, 10.00am

Awamate Road 10.5km Caution Advised Slips/Dropouts 03.10.18, 10.00am
ALL LOCAL RURAL ROADS Various Caution advised Multiple slips & road damage. Contractors at various locations. 03.10.18,10.00am
Kinikini Road


Caution advised, Permit required.

On-going slump in road. Vehicles over 2 tonne need to apply for a permit to cross this section of road. Please contact WDC office on (06) 8387309

19.06.18, 10.36am
Whakaki Lagoon Road

Patangata Bridge


Bridge has been inspected at it is unsafe for vehicles to cross until further notice

09.03.18, 11.25am
Nūhaka - Opoutama Road


Caution advised

Road has been realigned around dropout. Speed restrictions in place. One lane only.

06.10.2017, 3.05pm
Tuai Main Road 1.2km Caution advised Bypass constructed around dropout 06.10.2017, 3.05pm

Please also have a look at the NZTA website for the status of the State Highways.


Road Safe Hawke's Bayroading road safe hawkes 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

Heavy Vehicle Permit

Overweight Permit

Application Forms

For any other roading application form please visit our forms page.


If you have any concerns about roading, please contact the Wairoa District Council.

+64 6 838 7309

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