Road closure update - Tauranga
*"Road closure update - Tauranga - Bay of
State Highway 36, the
Tauranga direct route will remain closed for the most of the
day. Roading contractors are working to clear the road and
ensure road safety.
Traffic can divert at Ngongotaha
to State Highway 5 and across the Kaimai Range or travel
through Rotorua CBD to State Highway 33 toward Te
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