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Roads, Streets and Weather Event Information

On this page you will find information about CHB's Roading network and any information regarding weather events that impact our roads

October Weather Event 

Our roads have taken a hammering with recent heavy rainfalls.  Particularly across our coastal road infrastructure, we have experienced major damage. You can expect roading conditions to worsen in the coming days and weeks, with increased potholes and slips continuing, due to the ground being so wet.

Key Messages

  • Please report any issues on our network by phoning 06 857 8060 24/7 or use the Snap Send Solve app.
  • Please call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) to report any issues on the State Highway.
  • Keep up to date with the latest roading information and check for road closures and status of roads below.
  • Please drive to the conditions and be prepared for those conditions to change.
  • If you find a new slip, contact Council urgently on 24/7 on 06 857 8060 so we can assess the damage.
  • Your safety is our highest priority. Please do not attempt to cross major slips due to the risk of further collapse.
  • We desperately want to make repairs to the many large slips across the district.  This simply hasn’t been possible due to the wet ground conditions. 

Take care out there, Central Hawke’s Bay! 

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Latest Updates  

 Wednesday 5 October, 6.30pm:

There are currently no road closures in Central Hawke's Bay.

  • Te Awa Road - Road is open to all traffic. Please take care when driving through the slip site (8.4km from Farm Road). 



ALL ROADS Note there may be a substantial increase in potholes across the network after the rain. All rural roads should be driven with caution.

  • Farm Road at 12km from Waipukurau. Slip continues to move and cover road.  Please proceed with caution.
  • Kairakau Road 300m from Elsthorpe/Kahurankai Road. Road down to one lane at Bridge due to a slip near the bridge. Engineers have assessed the bridge. Repairs to be undertaken.
  • McHardy Place at Blackhead Beach access to camping ground - temporary open to 4x4
  • Pōrangahau Road 38.5km from  Waipukurau material washed out from behind retaining wall.
  • Rotohiwi Road dropout forming
  • Tikokino Road Slip blocking one lane at 5.5km from Waipawa, one lane closed.
  • Te Awa Road Six Slips between 7.5-8km from Farm Road. Road is down to one lane in places
  • Te Awa Road 8.5km from Farm Road – dropout forming
  • Te Uri Road 11.3km from Mangorapa Road – Dropout forming in shoulder
  • Te Uri Road 13.5km from Mangaorapa Road – Dropout forming in shoulder
  • Te Uri Road 13.6 from Mangaorapa Road – Dropout forming in shoulder
  • Whangaehu Road 1.317km from Cooks Tooth Road - Dropout
  • Whangaehu Road 2.366km from Cooks Tooth Road – Dropout under sight rail
  • Wimbledon Road – at 9.6km south of Porangahau Road (North of Wall Road) – Dropout undermining road – Road is down to one lane around dropout.


  • Cooks Tooth Road 
  • Elsthorpe Road 
  • Herrick Street at Taylors/Mackies Slab
  • Hiranui Road at Pōrangahau Road 4x4 only
  • Kahuranaki Road 

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