Coromandel Roads

The following is reproduced from NZTA’s website on tips to make your holiday on the Coromandel a little safer. Summer means trips to the beach, festivals, parties and to BBQs with family and friends. It’s also a busy time on our roads. Look after yourself and your mates so everyone can get to where they’re […]

Police have closed State Highway 25 between Hikuai and Onemana after a serious accident on the highway between a car and a motorcycle. The motorcyclist has received serious injuries and the road has been closed. Westpac rescue Helicopter in in attendance. The accident was reported at around 12:45pm and we understand is located about 250m […]

By John Freer State Highway 25A – the Kopu-Hikuai Road, is open. It is the one Christmas present that everyone was quite happy to allow the gift wrapping to be ripped off early – today’s reopening and the opening of the new 124 metre Taparahi Bridge. The opening of the $43 million project comes three […]

By John Freer Despite of the significant impact storms have had on Coromandel Peninsula roads they do not feature in the National Party’s 10-year Transport Policy announced this week. When released it was obvious to locals that the words Coromandel Peninsula were missing from the National Transport Policy. This after the disastrous impact the weather […]

By John Freer Thames Coromandel District Councillors have approved the annual plan and the rates for the coming 12 months. Average rates increase across the region by 11.6 percent – this will fund $50.5 million of capital works – included in this being $14.6 million of storm recovery projects. Mayor Len Salt said it was […]

By John Freer State Highway 25A will be open by the end of March next year – this announced today by Waka Kotahi. Work is underway for the construction of a bridge reconnecting the highway which closed in January after a significant road washout. Contract negotiations, according to NZTA are on-going with the preferred consortia […]

A construction plan has today been announced for a bridge on State Highway 25A that will reconnect the east and west sides of the Coromandel peninsula, bringing more certainty to the region’s recovery efforts. The stretch of highway between Kopu and Hikuai known as SH25A collapsed after major storms in the region in late January […]

NZ Transport Agency has issued a notice with times and dates that State Highway 25 will be closed over seven week nights for urgent work to repair and reseal the road at Kerata Hill. Daytime sealing works will also be required. They told CFM that Contractors need a clear road space to carry out the […]

The fragile nature of the regions roading network was again exposed yesterday as SH25 between Opotuere and Whangamata remains off limits to heavy trucks and is single lane only for light vehicles. Traffic management is in place as engineers continue to assess the damage caused by what is described as a significant underslip. Thames Coromandel […]

The MetService has issued a Severe Weather Watch for heavy rain from 3am Thursday – Details follow;   SEVERE WEATHER WATCH Issued by MetService at 11:08 am Tuesday 14-Sep-2021 Heavy rain and gale southeasterlies for parts of the North Island and the Marlborough Sounds A low pressure system is expected to approach the North Island […]

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