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.
|Hereheretau Road||Low-level Bridge||CLOSED||both low level bridges at 14k and 16k are under water so are CLOSED||12/08/22 10:00|
|Erepiti Road||7.3km||CLOSED||Big Slip, Contractors heading to site||27/07/22 08:00|
|Whakaki Lagoon Road||Landing bridge||OPEN||landing bridge at the end of Whakaki Lagoon Road, OPEN||18/07/22 15:00|
|Ruakituri Road||All||Caution advised||Slips, flooding, dropouts||21/04/22 16:00|
|Rangiahua Road||All||Caution advised||Road open but caution is advised||14/04/22 09:10|
|Papuni Road||All||Caution advised||Dropouts/Slips||21/04/22, 16:00|
|Tiniroto Road||All||Caution advised||Dropouts/Slips||21/04/22, 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|
|Mahia East Coast Road||18km||Caution advised||Road slump.
3 Tonne weight limit on this section of road until further notice.
|Cricklewood Road||4.5km||Caution advised||Major slump.||12/04/2022, 17:30|
|Gaddum Road||All||Caution advised||Road open but caution is advised.||12/04/2022, 17.30|
|Mohaka Coach Road||6.5km||Caution advised||Slips/dropouts||12/04/2022, 17.30|
|Nuhaka River Road||ALL||Caution advised||One lane in places. Caution advised||12/04/2022, 17.30|
|Glenbrook/Waitaha Road||ALL||Caution advised||Slips/Trees down. Caution advised around dropout on Glenbrook Road||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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