Roads

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Temporary Closure of Otara Bridge, Ohingaiti

Manawatu District Council wishes to advise that PURSUANT to Section 342 (b) and the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Otara Bridge will be closed from:

  • 7:00am on Tuesday 2 October 2018 to 5:00pm on Friday 5 October 2018 and
  • 7:00am on Tuesday 23 October 2018 to 5:00pm on Friday 26 October 2018

for the purpose of bridge strengthening works. The bridge will be closed at all times during this period.

During the closure period access from State Highway 1 to Rangiwahia will be from Mangaweka via Ruahine Road. Please note that there is an existing 6 tonne gross weight limit for all vehicles using Ruahine Road.


Temporary Closure of King Street Marton Railway Crossing

Rangitikei District Council wishes to advise that PURSUANT to Section 342 (b) and the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a portion of King Street, Marton will be closed from 9.00am to 2.00 pm on Friday the 12th October 2018.

King Street will be closed for all vehicular traffic, from the Edward Street intersection to the Hawkestone Road Intersection.

Rangitikei District Council regrets any inconvenience caused.


Intention to Close Road to Vehicular Traffic

PURSUANT to Section 342 (b) and the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, the Rangitikei District Council intends to consider closing the roads as listed below for the purpose of permitting the following events:

EventRoad Closure DateRoad Closure TimeRoad to be ClosedObjection Closing Date
The Hunterville Huntaway Festival (Shemozzle)Saturday 27 October 2018 6:00am to 6:00pmBruce Street – Portion of between SH1 and Paraekaretu Street4.00 pm Friday 24 August 2018
2018 Armistice Day 100th Commemoration Service

Hunterville and Bulls RSA
Sunday 11 November 2018
10:45am to 11:30am


10:30am to 12:00pm

Hunterville - High Street- from State Highway 1 to Kotukutuku Road

Bulls - Daniell Street- from High Street to Bull Street
4.00 pm Friday the 19 October 2018
Marton Market Day

Project Marton
Saturday 24 November 20187:00am to 5:00pm
Broadway – from High Street to Hopping Electrical on Broadway

Follett Street - from Stewart Street to Broadway
4.00 pm Friday 19 October 2018
Silver Fern Rally 2018

Club Targa Inc
Tuesday 27 November 201813:20 to15:50







14:10 to 18:40








15:10 to19:40
Stage 26: Owhakura Road- 43.09kms
Start: On Owhakura Road 300mts from its intersection with Whangaehu Valley Road
Past Koukoupo Road (no exit)
Right into Turakina Valley Road
Past Kamatawi Road (no exit)
Past Ruanui Road
Past Bald Hill Road
Past Okaka Road
Finish: on Turakina Valley Road, 300mts from its intersection with Pohonui Road

Stage 27: Pohonui Road- 22.59kms
Start: On Pohonui Road, 300mts from its intersection with Turakina Valley Road

Past Mataiponga Road (no exit)
Past Taheke Road (no exit)
Continue into Koeke Road at intersection with Huia Road (no exit) and Ohaka Road
Finish: At 877 Koeke Road

Stage 28: Watershed Road- 17.54kms
Start: On Watershed Road, 300mts from its intersection with Wairepu West Road and Wairepu East Road
Past Te Kumu Road (no exit)
Past Koraenui Road (no exit)
Finish: On Watershed Road, 300mts from its intersection with Kiekie Road

4.00 pm Friday 5 October 2018
Bulls Christmas Parade

Bulls and District Community Trust
Saturday December 1st 20189:30am to 1:00pmHigh Street - from Hammond Street to Daniell Street
Daniell Street – from High Street to Wilson Street
Wilson Street – one lane from Daniell Street to Bull Street
Bull Street – entirety
4.00 pm Friday 2 November 2018
Marton Christmas Parade

Project Marton
Saturday December 1st 2018
1:30pm to 4:30pmFollet Street – Broadway to William Street
Broadway – Follet Street to High Street
4.00 pm Friday 2 November 2018
Taihape Christmas Parade

Taihape Community Development Trust
Saturday December 1st 201812:00pm to 1:00pmHautapu Street – between Kuku Street and Huia Street
Tui Street – between Robin Street and Kokako Street
Kokako Street – North bound lane between Kuku Street and Huia Street
Kuku Street – East bound lane between Kokako Street and Hautapu Street
Huia Street – West bound lane between Kokako Street and Hautapu Street
4.00 pm Friday 2 November 2018
Hunterville Christmas Parade

Hunterville Lions Club
Monday 24 December 20184.30 pm to 5.00 pmBruce Street4.00 pm Friday 16 November 2018

Any person objecting to the proposals is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing, before the Objection Closing Date, at the office of the Rangitikei District Council, Private Bag 1102, Marton 4741. Objections may be shared with the event organiser.

Should the Rangitikei District Council decide to close the said roads, a public notice shall be given.


Mangaweka Bridge Now Open 21 October 2016

However, the weight restriction of 3,000 axle load and 6,000 kg gross mass will remain in place.

Furthermore, a speed restriction of 10 kph and "no stopping" will apply for all vehicles.