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Slip closes Karangahake Gorge

Posted 2 September 2017 by Gold FM in Road info

According to the NZTA a detour is in place because the Karangahake Gorge is closed due to a slip. Drivers are asked to follow the directions of the emergency services on site.  Allow an extra hour for the detour.Detour route: via Kopu and Hikuai, or...
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Strong winds forecast

Posted 26 August 2017 by Gold FM in Weather,Environmental and Road info

Heads Up: The Metservice has issued a Strong Wind Watch for the Coromandel, Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui, Bay Of Plenty and Rotorua west of Whakatane, Taupo, Taranaki, Taihape and the Whanganui hill country from 10:00 pm Sunday to 6:00 am Monday....
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SH25/SH25A Thames-Coromandel update

Posted 14 August 2017 by Gold FM in Media Release and Road info
Media Release: NZTA

Over the past week, another NZTA project has started construction to protect SH 25, with work underway to build a rock wall to protect the highway from coastal erosion at Diehard Creek between Thames and Coromandel.The rock protection wall is the...
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Kopu Hikua Road open to one lane

Posted 31 July 2017 by Gold FM in Road info

The Kopu-Hikuai Road (State Highway 25A) is open to one lane with stop/go traffic management in place between 8 am and 5 pm today. The crew on site are working towards having the slip cleared so both lanes will be open from 5 pm today.
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Kopu Hikuai Road Update

Posted 25 July 2017 by Gold FM in Road info

The Kopu-Hikuai Road (State Highway 25A) is to open to one lane this evening, however, please drive with caution and expect significant delays as further work is required to open both lanes. The NZ Transport Agency has reassessed the work plans and...
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Helicopter used on State Highway 25a slip

Posted 24 July 2017 by Gold FM in Road info

A helicopter has been used to remove loose rock and dirt from the slip on State Highway 25a this afternoon. The approximately 2000m3 sized slip came down Sunday night and is currently blocking the road. The NZ Transport Agency is advising the...
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Kopu - Hikuai Road closure continues

Posted 24 July 2017 by Gold FM in Road info

The Kopu-Hikuai Road (State Highway 25A) will remain closed overnight to allow a major slip to be cleared. The slip occured near Kitahi Road, close to the summit yesterday causing both lanes to be closed. NZTA contractors have engaged a helicopter...
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