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Land Transport FAQs

FAQs around roads and streets within the Central Hawkes Bay district

Land Transport Questions

Q. I want to report a problem on a State Highway. Who do I contact?

  • There are 2 State Highways running through the Central Hawkes Bay district; State Highway 2 and State Highway 50. If you notice any imperfections that may require attention, please call Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency on 0800 44 44 49

Q. When is my road going to be graded?

  • Council have a grading cycle that outlines what road and when it is to be graded. This is based on the volume of vehicles that use the road. Should a particular road need an additional grade, then Council can be contacted on +64 6857 8060.

Q. Can a pedestrian crossing be installed in our street?

  • Pedestrian crossings are required to meet a warrant based on the number of pedestrians and vehicles amongst other things. Crossings that do not meet the warrant have proven to be less safe than no crossing at all.

Q. What can Council do about the speed of vehicles?

  • Council is not the law enforcement agency. Council can only address the problem by installing signage and advance warnings.  If you see someone speeding you can call the police who are authorised to deal with speeding infractions.

Q. Do I need a RAPID Number for my property, and how do I get one?

  • If you own or have recently brought a property and it has no number allocated to it, then one will need to be applied. This is essential for the purpose of Emergency Services being able to find you, should they ever be called to your property. This applies to either rural or urban properties.
  • You can apply to Council for a rural RAPID Number or call the Council on +64 6857 8060 to speak to a Customer Service representative. 


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