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 […]

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 […]

By John Freer The crack which has caused the closure of State Highway 25A remained under investigation today by engineers. Waka Kotahi’s Rob Campbell, told CFM, the evaluation was continuing today as the Coromandel Peninsula’s main east-west connection route remained closed. The call to close the Kopu Hikuai highway was made late yesterday after engineers […]

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