Road Works and Conditions

Members of the public are advised to check the status of roads before they start their journey, as some are closed. For State Highway information people can call 0800 4HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) or visit or:​



Ohura - Matiere Road


The road is closed between Ohura and Matiere (not far out of Matiere), due to flooding. Please take an alternative route and drive to the conditions

Golf Road - Taumarunui

Downer Road Works

Golf Road (between short street and the round about) will be closed on Wednesday 30 May between 9:15am and 2:30pm for road repairs and sealing works, weather permitting.  There will be a detour in place via Ward Street.


Temporary bridge in place - Opening at 5pm 16 May

A temporary bridge has been put in place in the interim until the new bridge is completed. Caution is required when crossing as there are ramps at either end so vehicles need to travel slowly. Maximum length of vehicles allowed on bridge is 10.6m

Crotons Road Bridge.jpg 

Pavement Reconstructions

Temporary speed limits of 30km/h are in force for the safety of the road users and the contractor's staff. Please obey the rules.

Sections of Ongarue Waimiha Road and Poro O Tarao Road will be line marked when the weather allows. A short section on Poro O Tarao Road between 5 and 6 km is being managed as unsealed and will be sealed once the Poro O Tarao bridge reopens.

Work has commenced on Ongarue Waimiha Road near Ongarue Village. Re-establishing to continue with the earthworks is currently dependent on the weather.

Two further sections on Ongarue Waimiha Road (13.1km to 13.85km & 17.56 - 18.05km) are also programmed for reconstruction.

Omatane Road and Onge Street have been sealed.

The section between 1.7km to 2.5km is now complete.

Flood Damage Reinstatements

The Tasman Tempest, Cyclones Cook, Debbie and Donna caused damage to 104 sites throughout the District with a further 63 sites from other rain storms.

Work is currently underway on the reinstatement of 24 Flood Damage sites, with a further 96 sites to be designed, priced and built. Some of the sites may require Resource Consent with construction not expected to begin until low river flow periods during January and February 2018.

The sites will be maintained safely trafficable until the site works are underway and completed. This may involve restricting traffic to a single lane past the site. Please drive to the conditions.

Page reviewed: 29 May 2018 5:04pm