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Contractors and all available subcontractors have been working to maintain accessibility over both State Highways and local roads. Civil Defence Recovery Managers are working towards full restoration. This will take several months to fully complete.
More slips over the weekend of 18/19 July has set us back. If all goes well and there are no more storms, the road should be open in about ten days.
All Council roads are now open (except for Pipiriki Raetihi Road). However, some are restricted to one lane in many parts. Care is required.
One of the three major washouts that was under repair has again been damaged and is not expected to reopen to 4WD traffic until 10 August, depending on weather conditions.
Whanganui River Road
(Pipiriki to Jerusalem)
A large culvert 2km below Pipiriki has been washed out - road now closed between Pipiriki and Jerusalem. Engineers are assessing options and timeframes for repair. Engineers have, this week, completed geotechnical investigation and expect to receive options for reinstatement this week (commencing 27 July). It is likely that this section will be closed for up to three months. However, options for 4WD access only are being investigated.
For more road conditions throughout the country, visit On The Move or the AA roadwatch website.
Motorists are advised to take extra care - reduce speed and drive to the conditions.
Mangateitei Stream Bridge - Mangateitei Road
Emmetts Civil Construction Ltd will be removing the existing deck and installing additional beams on the Mangateitei Stream Bridge on Mangateitei Road, 1.6km from the road start.
The work will take place between Tuesday 28 July and Sunday 9 August.
The bridge will be closed from Tuesday 28 July 8.00am while a temporary bridge is constructed. The temporary bridge and a ford crossing will be available from Wednesday 29 July until the completion of the work.
Ruapehu District Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Cook Te Wano at Ruapehu District Council on (07) 895 8188.
Volunteers needed to help our rural community with the clean-up. Click here for more information on how you can help.
For dog registration information including; classifications, available discounts and payment options click here
For brochure on registration photo requirements for pet dogs (inc. SOP dogs) and hunting dogs click here. Photos are not required for working dogs
For affected land owner information including survey and timetable for decision on sealing see consultation and survey page
Work to upgrade the water main continues in Miro Street, Ohakune. For further information see the Veolia notification of works.
An extension of works now includes the renewal of the water main in Conway Street, between Miro and Goldfinch Streets. Works are now predicted to be completed by the end of June.
Get ready to survive all that the coming winter can throw at us.
Create and practice a Household Emergency Plan so that everyone in your family or household knows what to do in the event of an emergency.
For more info including links to the GetReadyGetThru website and planning templates click here
LEVEL OF SERVICE SURVEY
Take two minutes to fill in our short Level of Service survey and help us improve the way Council delivers services to our ratepayers and communities.
Click here to access survey
|Kaha & Tau Sts sealing survey||View
|Concern at slow dog registrations||View
|Household Emergency Plan a Must Have||View
|New Dog Registration Fee Model||View
Long Term Plan 2015-25 (LTP)
The LTP was adopted by Council on 30 June 2015.
Click here to view (1.81MB).
Library Catalogue including e-books
Our Library Catalogue can now be accessed from your home. View this, as well as a display of new releases as they arrive.
RDC is seeking feedback on the GNS Science report that reviews the options for future water supply in the Waimarino.
Water will be critical consultation issue for Waimarino in next year's 2015-25 Long Term Plan (LTP) and stakeholders are urged to consider this information.
To link to the report click here
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