State Highways:The Thames Coast Road (SH25) is expected to remain closed today as clearance work continues. Subject to safety assessments, NZTA are hopeful of re-opening one lane this evening.The SH25A Kopu-Hikuai Rd is now open with stop/go traffic... Continue reading »
East Coast Road, Kaiaua, is open this morning but down to one lane just north of Waharau due to the slip that came down during heavy rain on Sunday.
Give way priority signs are in place at this site (like the ones used for one lane bridges).
If... Continue reading »
A combination of king tides and the extreme weather event over the weekend has resulted in significant erosion at Flaxmill Bay (pictured below) and Cooks Beach
A section of Thames Coromandel District Council reserve beside the road at Flaxmill Bay... Continue reading »
Crews from NZTA, Hauraki District Council and Thames Coromandel District Council have been assessing roads and addressing any issues as quickly as possible following yesterday’s weather event.
The heavy rain warning has been lifted for the... Continue reading »
East Coast Road, Kaiaua is closed due to a slip about 2kms north of Waharau. Miranda road is also closed and traffic is becoming backed up in this area. There is also a lot of surface flooding on Kaiaua Road and the area in general.
Motorists... Continue reading »
Police are urging motorists in the Coromandel to delay non-essential travel as heavy rain causes flooding and slips in the area. A number of roads are affected.
Due to a slip, SH25 is CLOSED near Whalebone Stream and Tapu Wharf. Avoid the area, and... Continue reading »
A deep low is forecast to approach New Zealand from the north on Sunday, bringing severe gale easterlies to exposed parts of Northland, Auckland including Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane. ... Continue reading »
Emergency services are attending a truck fire on the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Rd.
It’s happened between Paengaroa roundabout and the Main Rd interchange.
The westbound lane is currently closed.
Drivers should avoid the area, follow diversions,... Continue reading »
Traffic has been diverted around the intersection of SH 27 and Ngarua Road near Ngarua, Waikato following a crash at around 6.45 pm.
A man has reportedly been hit by a car and suffered serious injuries.
SH 27 is currently closed between Maungakawa... Continue reading »
Two people involved in a crash on SH 2 near Tauranga earlier this afternoon were uninjured.
The two people were in a car that collided with a power-pole just after 1.30pm.
They remained in the car until the power had been isolated – they were not... Continue reading »
A tomo that opened up on Trig Road South, Waihi, last Tuesday evening (19 June) also opened a can of worms that the Council has spent the last week investigating and repairing.
Staff and contractors swung into action at first light last Wednesday to... Continue reading »
After six months and around 70,000 hours of work the project to rebuild and strengthen SH25 after a storm in early January is almost complete.
Crews from the NZ Transport Agency's contractor, Higgins, will be gone from SH25 by the end of this... Continue reading »
One person died and another was seriously injured after a two-car crash on State Highway 2 at Waitakaruru, in the Waikato District.
Three other people involved in the crash were reported to have moderate injuries.
A helicopter was called to the... Continue reading »
Trig Road South, Waihi, will remain closed near the intersection with Mathers Road for several days due to a large tomo which caved in underneath the road last night, leaving a hole approximately 1.8m wide at the surface and extending 4m - 5m deep... Continue reading »
Trig Road South, Waihi, is closed near the intersection with Mathers Road due to a large tomo which has caved in underneath the road leaving a hole approximately 1.8m wide at the surface and extending 4m - 5m deep under the road.
The tomo was... Continue reading »
A large slip is blocking the southbound lane of the Thames Coast Road.
The slip is described as being on the section of road near Whakatete and Ngarimu Bays.
Contractors will be working to clear the slip however the road is likely to be closed for... Continue reading »
The MetService is monitoring an approaching subtropical low and has issued a severe weather watch for parts of the North Island including Waikato and the Coromandel Peninsula.
Periods of heavy rain are forecast over the next 24 hours. Wind gusts... Continue reading »
After heavy rain over the long weekend, Puketui Road, Hikuai, is closed until further notice as the ford is still in flood.
All other Thames Coromandel District roads are open as are all state highways. Work is continuing on the Thames Coast Road... Continue reading »
There is surface flooding, slips and heavy rain hitting the Bay of Plenty.
Flooding is occuring at Papmoa Beach, Te Puke, Mount Maunganui, Otumoetai and KatikatiPolice are not aware of anyone being injured in weather-related events at this stage,... Continue reading »
The NZ Transport Agency is advising people to avoid travelling tonight in Waikato and Bay of Plenty areas affected by heavy rain and to check before they travel on Monday.
A number of roads are closed in Coromandel and Western Bay of Plenty because... Continue reading »