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Current Road Status

There are some road closures in Wairoa District. Please read below for more information.

Road Hazards and Closures


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.

The 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 during times of flooding. PLEASE CALL WDC ON 068387309 IN EVENT OF ANY FLOOD DAMAGE


Road Location Status Comments Updated
Pukeorapa Road 4.700km CLOSED Dropout 15.06.18, 16.06pm
Awamate Road 10.89km Caution advised Dropout - 1 lane. 15.06.18, 16.05pm
Riverina Road Riverina Station Bridge Caution advised Slippery surface from flooding 13.06.18, 07.53am
Heath Road Low level bridge CLOSED Silt and mud build up. Contractors on site 20.06.18 19.06.18, 10.34am
Hereheretau Road Fairfield low level bridge #1 CLOSED Mud and trees. Contractors on site. 18.06.18, 16.24pm
Special Purpose Road 38 Multiple locations Caution advised Slippery surface, slips. 18.06.18, 16.24pm
Mangaroa Road 2.245km Caution advised Large slip. One lane 15.06.18, 16.05pm
Tiniroto Road 1km, 15.3km, 17.7km, 19km, 19.5km, 21.6km, 26km Caution advised Large slip. 15.06.18, 16.05pm
Mangoane Road 2km, 3km, 5km, 6km, 12km Caution advised Slump in road 15.06.18, 16.05pm
Willowflat Road Multiple locations Caution advised Rocks on road,slip. Contractors on site 18.06.18, 16.24pm
Ruakituri Valley Road 7.1km, 9.1km, 10.9km, 11.4km  Caution advised Large Slips & flooding 18.06.18, 16.25pm
Papuni Road 10.7km Caution advised Slip. Open to 1 lane 15.06.18, 16.04pm
Hereheretau Road Fairfield low level bridge #2 Caution advised Slip. Contractors on site when #1 bridge is clear 18.06.18, 16.24pm
Kinikini Road


Caution advised, Permit required.

On-going slump in road. Vehicles over 2 tonne need to apply for a permit to cross this section of road. Please contact WDC office on (06) 8387309

19.06.18, 10.36am
Whakaki Lagoon Road

Patangata Bridge


Bridge has been inspected at it is unsafe for vehicles to cross until further notice

09.03.18, 11.25am
Tiniroto Road

Waitahora Bridge

Speed Restriction in place

Work following bridge closure continuing. Bridge is open to traffic.

15.05.2018, 10.40am
Nūhaka - Opoutama Road


Caution advised

Road has been realigned around dropout. Speed restrictions in place. One lane only.

06.10.2017, 3.05pm
Tuai Main Road 1.2km Caution advised Bypass constructed around dropout 06.10.2017, 3.05pm

Please also have a look at the NZTA website for the status of the State Highways.


Road Safe Hawke's Bayroading road safe hawkes bay

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.

Visit our website at

Application Forms

Click here for the Application Forms

To apply for a heavy vehicle permit, apply online on the NZTA website.

To apply for an overweight permit please see our forms page.


If you have any concerns about roading, please contact the Wairoa District Council.

+64 6 838 7309

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