Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Road works on Te Matau a Pohe Thursday - Saturday

Media Release

Road works on Te Matau a Pohe Thursday - Saturday

Works to manage heat related expansion of the lifting platform on Te Matau a Pohe and to replace grout that supports the track that the opening section rolls back onto will take place tomorrow, Thursday 9 January (tomorrow). 

The road will be closed to traffic on from 10am to 4pm and will be in the open position for boats from 11am to 2pm.

From 2pm tomorrow until 6am Saturday it will be closed to boats over 6.5 metres to allow 36 hours for the track grout to set. 

The expansion work will enable the bridge to lift at higher temperatures. At the moment it is not lifted once the temperature reaches 26 degrees.  

It is planned that this work will allow the bridge to be lifted at higher temperatures, although it will be monitored in case further adjustments are needed.

We strongly recommend that skippers planning to travel through the bridge in the next 48 hours do so between 11am and 2pm tomorrow.

Skippers should check with Bridge Control for an update before starting their journey.

The contacts for Bridge Control are: VHF Channel 64, mobile +64 (0)21 401 752 or Landline +64 (0)9 438 7261.

We apologise for the short notice of this work and any inconvenience caused.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Labour: Little Announces New Shadow Cabinet

“Labour had an impressive intake of fresh faces after last year’s election and newest MPs have now had a year to show what they’re made of. This reshuffle rewards hard work and continues my drive to renew our Caucus line up." More>>


Because Reasons: Someone Reckons David Seymour Is Politician Of The Year

Trans Tasman's 11th annual Roll Call has thrown a curve ball this year, ignoring the likes of John Key, Bill English, and Winston Peters to pick its politician of the year from the ranks of the new generation. More>>


Whaling: NZ Deeply Disappointed By Japan's Decision

“New Zealand is strongly opposed to whaling in the Southern Ocean. We call on Japan to take heed of the 2014 International Court of Justice decision and international scientific advice concerning their whaling activities.” More>>


Relevant Consents Gained: Government Unveils RMA Reform Package

The government has formally hauled down the flag on its attempts to alter the balance of environmental and economic priorities in the Resource Management Act, unveiling a 180-page Resource Legislation Amendment Bill containing reforms that have been largely endorsed by most political parties. More>>


Closing Schools And Such: Interim Redcliffs Decision Announced

“While the school’s board has argued that circumstances that could give rise to potential disruption are extremely unlikely, advice from technical experts has shown these concerns cannot be ruled out." More>>


Jane Kelsey: High Court Can’t Make Groser Provide TPPA Information Faster

‘This week we went back to court to challenge Trade Minister Groser’s stalling tactics over the release of information on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations, following a High Court order that he reconsider the Official Information Act request I made last January’, said University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey, first applicant in the case. More>>

Werewolf 58: No Climate For Change

The last time the global community tried to take collective action on climate change the world’s leaders finally came to agree that every not-too-onerous effort should be made to hold global warming to 2°C above the pre-industrial average. At Paris, all 150 participant countries nations will have put forward their pledges... On the information available, New Zealand's is the second weakest contribution of any nation in the developed world. More>>


Lambton Quay Shutdown: Object Was Made To Look Like Bomb

Police cordoned off part of Lambton Quay Wednesday afternoon, saying that a suspicious package had been found. Buildings were evacuated and buses were detoured. The army’s explosive ordnance disposal unit was brought to the Quay. More>>


Public Sector Still Shrinking: Record Low Number Of 'Backroom Bureaucrats'

Ongoing restraint in the public sector and a focus on better frontline services has seen a further reduction in the number of core Government employees, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news