Roading Network Updates

Update 23 August 2019

There are no road closures on Waitomo District Council roads as a result of the weather overnight.

Two slips have been reported on:

  • Mangatoa Road at the top of Kiritehere hill, and,
  • Kopaki Road between Mapara South Road and SH4

These slips are being cleared on the morning of Friday 23 August 2019.

Report roading or service issues to WDC on 0800 932 4357.

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Update 21 August 2019

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Update 20 August 2019

The Lines Company are working on a pole and a stop/go operation will be in place on Kiwi Street in Te Kuiti.


Update 14 August 2019

Mokau Road is now open.

Tuhua Road and Te Mapara Road are both open.

Update 13 August 2019

Mokau Road is now open.

Tuhua Road, Te Mapara, is affected by flooding on Tuesday 13 August 2019, the road is passable with caution.

Slips and fallen trees have been cleared after the storm and the following roads are all open: Mangaotaki Rd, Mairoa Rd, Te Marama Rd, Troopers Rd, Mangatoa Rd, Te Anga Rd, Ngatarawa Rd.

  • Please report any local roading network or other service issues to us directly on 0800 932 4357.
  • State Highways - we do not maintain state highways. PHONE 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) NZTA's 24/7 freephone number to report issues on state highways.


Update 12 August 2019

Mangaotaki Road, Piopio is closed on the afternoon of Monday 12 August 2019 due to a very large fallen tree taking up both lanes, approximately 3km from Piopio.

Mokau Road, Puketutu, approximately 1.15km west of State Highway 30. Mokau Road has been closed due to flooding since the evening of Sunday 11 August 2019.

Update 8 August 2019

A slip is blocking one lane of Pukerimu Road on Thursday 8 August 2019. Contractors are attending site to make safe. 

Advice to travellers is to exercise caution, and travel on the alternative route if possible, which is Kopaki Road and State Highway 4, avoiding Pukerimu Rd.


Update 6 August 2019


Widening of footpath on Hill Street – Te Kuiti is underway.


Road Rehabilitation on a section of Taharoa Road is an ongoing project.

Footpaths Programme: 

  • Improvement on sections of footpath in Moa Street-Piopio, North Street – Mokau and Carrol Street – Te Kuiti has been completed.
  •  Widening of footpath on Hill Street – Te Kuiti will start soon.

Section of Totoro Road Mahoenui Closed to Heavy Traffic Until Further Notice

A section of Totoro Road will be closed to heavy vehicles on Thursday 18th April until further notice, due to a tomo which has opened up on the road. One lane is open for light vehicles only.

Trucks are still able to use Totoro Road for deliveries either side of the tomo but can’t pass the area in question.  

Signs to this effect has been put up at the intersection of Totoro Road with State Highway 3, and at the bridge over the Mokau River at about km 8.1.

WDC advises people to allow extra time for the journey while this work is underway and thanks everyone for their co-operation while this repair is completed.

Section of Totoro Road Mahoenui closed to heavy vehicles


​​For more information contact:

Joanna Towler

Waitomo District Council

0800 932 4357

Please report roading service issues to WDC on 0800 932 4357.