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Intention to close road to Vehicular Traffic - Broadway and Follett Street

19 September 2022

PURSUANT to Section 342 (b) and the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, the Rangitīkei District Council intends to consider closing the roads as listed below for the purpose of permitting Rangitīkei District Council to run the annual Marton Market Day on Saturday 27th November 2022.

Roads to be closed - 6am -5pm

  • Broadway – from High Street to Hopping Electrical on Broadway
  • Follett Street - from Stewart Street to Broadway.

Any person objecting to the proposals is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing, before 4.00 pm, Friday 30th September 2022, at the office of the Rangitīkei District Council, Private Bag 1102, Marton 4741Should the Rangitīkei District Council decide to close the said roads, a public notice shall be given.


Intention to close road - Bruce Street and Paraekaretu Street, Hunterville

Rangitikei District Council intends to consider closing the roads as listed below for the purpose of permitting The Hunterville Huntaway Festival (Shemozzle) on Saturday 29 October 2022.

Roads to be closed

6.00am – 6.00pm

Bruce Street – Portion of between SH1 and Hunterville School

Paraekaretu Street – Portion of between the Hunterville Domain and Bruce Street

Any person objecting to the proposals is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing, before 4.00 pm, Friday 29th July 2022, at the office of the Rangitikei District Council, Private Bag 1102, Marton 4741.

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


Weather Event - Road Closures - All roads now open and cleared

15 June 2022 at 11.30am

The following roads are closed due to slips.

  • Watershed Road - Ohingaiti
  • Quarry Raod - Taihape
  • Pukemapou Road - Taihape

We are also aware of the following slips that need clearing but have not caused road closures:

  • Northern Turakina Valley (TV3)
  • Pohonui Road - Papanui
  • Ongo Road - Hunterville
  • Mataroa Road - Taihape
  • Koeke Road - Taihape
  • Makuhou Road - Marton
  • Mangahoe Road - Hunterville

Teams will be working to clear these as soon as possible. If you are aware of any other roads that need clearing please fill out a request for service form here.

Flooding Road Closure - Parewanui Road - Road now open

15 June 2022 at 9.30am

Parewanui Road, (the road into Scotts Ferry) is closed due to flooding.


Flooding Road Closure - Calico Line/SH1 - Road now open

13 June 2022 at 8.30am

Flooding has caused a temporary road closure on SH1 and Calico Line. Diversions are currently in place and the road will reopen once the flooding water has cleared.


Temporary Road Closure - Taraketi Road, Hunterville

A portion of Taraketi Road in Hunterville will be closed for two day between 29 June and 8 July between 6am to 5pm to replace a power pole.


Road Closure Turakina Valley Road - Road now open

4 June 2022

Due to a large slip, Turakina Valley Road is closed between Ongo Road and Mangahoe Road.

The road was reopened on Monday 7 June.

The physical slip is between Ongo Road and the ½ bridge (approx. 5km south of Ongo Road), residents have access from either end.


Weather Event Causes Road Damage

18 May 2022

On the evening of 17 May 2022, exceptionally heavy rain in the central area of the District caused flooding, landslides and trees to fall onto the road.

The affected roads include:

  • Turakina Valley Road 2 and 3
  • Ongo Road
  • Pohonui Road
  • Watershed Road
  • Portorino Road
  • Ohaumoko
  • Agnes Road
  • Mt Curl Road
  • Ngaruru Road
  • Makahou Road
  • Mangahoe Road

Extensive damage was caused to recently repaired pavement along Mangahoe Road.

All roads are now open however Mangahoe and Watershed Roads are suitable for four wheel vehicles only.


Intention to Close Road to Vehicular Traffic

Public Notice 28 April

Pursuant to Section 342 (b) and the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, notice is hereby given that, the Rangitīkei District Council intends to consider closing the roads as listed below for the purpose of permitting Club Targa Inc to hold the Targa Rally 2022 Event.

Roads to be closed: Saturday 28 May 2022

Stage – Waiouru | 9.00am till 1.30pm (Ruapehu District Council / Rangitīkei District Council)

Waiaruhe Road, 400mtrs from its intersection with SH1, to finish at its intersection with Turakina Valley Road.
Turakina Valley Road,from its intersection with Waiaruhe Road, to finish at its intersections with Kaimatawi Road (no exit). Including its intersection with Owahakura

Stage – Mataroa | 9.20am till 1.50pm Saturday 28 May

Ruanui Road, at its intersection with Turakaina Valley Road, to finish at its intersection with Mataroa Road. Including its intersection with Harakeketangi Road (no exit), Tihoi Street, and Turehu Street (no exit).
Mataroa Road, from its intersection with Ruanui Road, to finish 200mtrs from its intersection with SH1.

Stage – Gentle Annie 1,2 & 3 | 11.00am to 4.30pm, Saturday 28 May

Te Moehau Road, 200mtrs from its intersection with Spooners Hill Road, to finish at its intersection with Napier Taihape Road, including its intersection with Moawhango Valley Road.
Taihape Napier Road, from its intersection with Te Moehau Road, to finish at its intersection with Tahape Road, including its intersection with Wherewhere Road (no exit), Burridges Road (no exit), Makokomiko Road (no exit), and Mangaohane Road.
Taihape Road, from its intersection with Taihape Napier Road, to finish 300mtrs from its intersection with River Road (no exit) and Glenross Road (no exit), including its intersection with Lawrence Road (no exit) and Willowford Road (no exit).

Any person objecting to the proposals is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing, before 4.00 pm,
(Friday 29 April 2022), at the office of the Rangitīkei District Council, Private Bag 1102, Marton 4741.

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


Update on the Taihape CBD - Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency) Road Construction Project

Update 22 February 2022

Prior to Christmas 2021, Waka Kotahi commenced road reconstruction on State Highway 1 in the vicinity of Linnnet Street and Hautapu Street in Taihape. Due to poor weather, the operation was delayed, with contractors being forced to temporarily fill the milled site with metal as opposed to the intended cement stabilization/asphalt. This resulted in sediment and debris being carried and tracked throughout the town by vehicles, which subsequently built up within the kerb and channel, along the footpaths and shop windows and frontages within the main street.

Following a number of complaints from the community, Council staff contacted the Waka Kotahi Project Engineer and it was agreed that the state of the main street was unacceptable, and, prior to the Christmas holiday period, the sediment within the kerb and channel, footpath and window frontages would be removed and hosed down.

Instructions to carry out this work were passed from Waka Kotahi to their contractors however it appears this never actually happened. The Project Engineer has apologised for this oversight.

The following actions till take place before the end of February, by Waka Kotahi:

  • All sediment will be removed from the kerb and channel and footpaths;
  • The street will be water blasted including all parking bays, kerb and channel, footpaths and shop windows;
  • All storm water sumps will be cleaned - where silt traps are filled and sediment has entered into the storm water network, cameras will be used to assist the removal of sediment from the pipe network.

Extensive damage to Mangahoe Road

Update 8 February 2022

A number of roads in the Hunterville area were damaged during a weather event in early December 2021.

Unfortunately Mangahoe Road, Hunterville has been extensively damaged. The road is open to all traffic, however there are significant areas of temporary metal surfacing.

We are estimate the road surface will be repaired by June 2022 and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Hunterville Area Clean Up Continues

Update 20 December 2021

A number of roads in the Hunterville area were damaged during a weather event in early December. Over the Christmas break we will have several crews continuing with the clean.

Mangahoe Road

Open to traffic. Significant areas of road with temporary metal surfacing.

Turakina Valley Road between Ongo Road and Okaka Road (Papanui Junctions), Kie Kie Road, Murimotu Road, West Road, Mangarere Road, Agnew Road, Watershed Road, Otara Road, Te Houhou Road, Tiriraukawa Road, Te Kapua, Kawhatau Valley Road
CARE must be taken when using the above roads due to slips and slippery road surface.


Hunterville Area Road Damage and Closures

Update 20 December 2021

A number of roads in the Hunterville area have been damaged by heavy rainfall. Road works crews are on site removing slips and reinstating the road surfaces.

Mangahoe Road
CLOSED as a through route. The road is open for local access, however many areas are suitable for 4 wheel drive traffic only.

Ongo Road, Turakina Valley Road between Ongo Road and Okaka Road (Papanui Junctions), Kie Kie Road, Murimotu Road, Mangarere Road, Te Houhou Road, Otara Road

EXTREME CARE must be taken when using the above roads.


Please plan your journey accordingly to avoid delays and stay safe on our roads. If you see any issues that Council may need to be made aware please fill in our Report It Form or phone 0800 422 522.

You'll find State Highway (NZTA) info here: http://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic