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.
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.
The Council's 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 on local roads. Please contact us to report any damage to local roads or public infrastructure.
Information regarding the status of the State Highways can be found at the NZTA website.
If you or your family are affected by an emergency event, you may be able to get a Civil Defence Payment. This is currently available for people affected by flooding in the Wairoa and Gisborne Districts. You do not have to be on a benefit to qualify for a Civil Defence payment. For further information, please call the Work and Income general hotline on 0800 559 009.
For farmers wanting assistance phone East Coast Rural Support Trust on 0800 787 254.
|Special Purpose Road 38||ALL||Caution advised||Road open, Caution is advised||25/11/2022, 10.46|
|Mohaka Coach Road||6.8km||Caution advised||Open to 4WD vehicles||05/10/2022, 16:41|
|Mohaka Coach Road||6.5km||Caution advised||Dropouts - one lane in places||23/09/2022, 17:30|
|Papuni Road||All||Caution advised||Dropouts - One lane in places||17/08/2022, 11:22|
|Glenbrook/Waitaha Road||All||Caution advised||One lane in places||17/08/2022, 11:22|
|Ruakituri Road||All||Caution advised||Slips, flooding, dropouts||21/04/2022 16:00|
|Rangiahua Road||All||Caution advised||Road open but caution is advised||14/04/2022 09:10|
|Tiniroto Road||All||Caution advised||Dropouts/Slips||21/04/2022, 16:00|
|Ruakituri Road||Te Reinga Bridge||Open to light vehicles (3Tonne max)||Due to a pier issue with the bridge, this is now restricted to light vehicles only (3T max). All vehicles over 3 tonne, please use the Ohuka/Erepeti link road as alternative access||18/05/2022, 12.00|
|Russell Parade||ALL||Caution advised||Dropouts along river, down to single lane.||12/04/2022, 17.30|
|Cricklewood Road||4.5km||Caution advised||Major slump.||12/04/2022, 17:30|
|Mahia East Coast Road||18km||Caution advised||Road slump.
3 Tonne weight limit on this section of road until further notice.
|Gaddum Road||All||Caution advised||Road open but caution is advised.||12/04/2022, 17.30|
|Ohuka Road||ALL||Caution advised||Road open to single lane in areas. Caution advised||12/04/2022, 17.30|
|Ruapapa Road||ALL||Caution advised||Road open but caution is advised||12/04/2022, 17.30|
|Mangapoike Road||Matoitoi Bridge||Caution||10km/h speed restriction in place||22/12/20, 16.22|
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.
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