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Roads and StreetsNgā kōrero o ngā rori me ngā tiriti

Roading is integral to our District - it keeps the economy thriving and helps us to get from A to B (especially important when heading to the beach or one of our amazing local events)!

From Monday 22 June 2020


Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has contracted Downer to strengthen two existing retaining walls on Porangahau Road, to account for the increased traffic being experienced along this major thoroughfare, and future proof for further growth.

Retaining wall 1: Located 27.5km from Waipukurau. Works due to start Monday 22 June (weather dependant).

Retaining wall 2: Located 28.5km from Waipukurau. Works due to start on Monday 29 June (weather dependant).

Please account for minor delays to your journey, with the potential for single lane traffic being controlled by a stop/go system, through the course of the works.

Work is scheduled for completion Sunday 23 August, (weather dependant). Council apologise in advance for any disruption to your travel through this time.

Please obey road signage on the work sites for the safety of all road users and construction staff.

For further information please contact the following:


-          John Patten, Contract Manager – 027 232 5946

-          James Paston, Project Manager – 027 447 0221

-          Riaan Van der Merwe - (06) 835 5789


-          Steve Ward – (06) 873 8913

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council:

-          Shawn McKinley – (06) 857 8060


Monday 25 May 2020

Tourere Road is currently single lane for light residential traffic only. Council staff, engineers and contractors have been working hard to find a temporary and permanent solution to ensure the safety of road users, residents and construction teams. Works on the longer-term permanent solution will continue. We will provide more detail on this as it becomes available. 


All About CHB District's Roading Network:

The district's roading system provides accessibility to citizens and visitors within a safe, clean and aesthetic environment.

The services cover the provision and maintenance of the physical components; roads, footpaths, bridges and other structures (e.g. street furniture), lighting, drainage, traffic services and safety (signage) and street gardens, as well as the planning and management to ensure the system is clean, safe and able to cope with future needs.

Council's Road Asset consists of 1265 km of formed roads. Our services to you include:

  • the maintenance and construction of roads, pedestrian paths, accessways, steps and ramps.
  • the maintenance of the road reserve including mowing, sweeping, cleaning and weed spraying.
  • the maintenance of Traffic Services including signals, lighting, signs, roadmarking, road name plates and furniture.


Drive Times

The Drive Times website displays live drive times between points on the Hawkes Bay road network.   Hawkes Bay Traffic


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