As advised in our story last week, NZTA has now officially confirmed the road will reopen on or before 20 December. The full release from NZTA follows. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has confirmed that State Highway 25A between Kōpū and Hikuai will be re-open to traffic in time for Christmas – a full three […]

By John Freer & John Grant CFM believes progress on the new bridge has been so good and combined with clear indications including dates for sealing the bridge, that an opening before Christmas is very likely, and we believe a date of 18 December is a real possibility. If this happens it will be an […]

by John Grant What a gigantic week of news. We may only have around 30,000 permanent residents but we bat equal to other districts 2 or 3 times our size. It’s been such a week, news-wise, both good and some not so good news. First up was the news from the Hamilton Courts of the […]

By John Freer SH25A will not reopen for at least 12 to 14 months from now – this being confirmed today in the response to a formal question from National’s Transport spokesman Simeon Brown to the former Transport Minister Michael Wood. This will come as a significant blow to the region which has been advised […]

MetService has issued a Heavy Rain Warning and a Strong Wind Watch for the Coromandel. Its been a relatively settled period of weather for the peninsula and it’s hard to believe that two months and 15 days have passed since the devastation of Cyclone Gabrielle. According to MetService, this coming event has aspects that are […]

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 […]

Work has started today on the damaged section of SH25 just south of McBeth Road on the Opoutere to Hikuai leg of this section of highway. Work on the damaged area started this morning and the road will remain open while this work is done. However NZTA advise that road  closures may occur and the […]

NZTA say that while a solution is still being worked on, the final resolution is around nine to 12 months away before State Highway 25A is fully re-opened in the Coromandel. During this time people will still be able to enjoy their favourite holiday destination by taking alternative routes and enjoy the scenery on offer. […]

NZTA says travel to and from the Coromandel should be possible by tomorrow morning, providing there is no further deterioration on the roading network. In addition State Highway 2 between Paeroa and Waihi through the Karangahake Gorge should re-open by nightfall, restoring a key route in the East Waikato. “Contractors have made tremendous progress clearing […]

With the Coromandel once again bracing for bad weather due to Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will closely monitor the slip site on State Highway 25A (SH25A) for further damage. Associate Transport Minister Kiri Allan visited the Coromandel and SH25A today to better understand the size of the job ahead. She was […]

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