Waka Kotahi

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

  The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has advised that the sealing of the bridges new deck will be postponed from this coming week to the following week. The change which has been driven by weather forecasts that are not looking promising for sealing work, means that the bridge which was to close Sunday through […]

CFM’s John Grant has a rant about the state of the Kopu roundabout and congratulates NZTA for finally agreeing to tidy it up. The first impressions visitors arriving on the Coromandel see on arrival at the Kopu gateway is a messy, overgrown, disgraceful and unkept roundabout. One that reflects poorly on the Coromandel. It’s an […]

The Hikuai River Bridge on State Highway 25 between Tairua and the Pauanui turnoff will be closed to all traffic for multiple nights in October and November while the bridge deck is replaced. Many would have hoped for a new bridge but only a deck replacement for safety reasons is currently planned. Closures start from […]

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