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


Whakatu Update: Roundabout Open

Whakatu update: Roundabout open

The new Whakatu Arterial Link roundabout on State Highway 2 (SH2) will open this afternoon, which will also allow Napier Rd to be reopened.

The weather had been kind over the last week which meant the top two coats of asphalt could be laid by the contractors, said Hastings District councillor and chairman of the works and services committee Kevin Watkins.

“The weather has been a bit difficult however any delays should have no impact on the finishing of the entire project by late next year.

“We do thank the driving public and affected residents for their patience while the first of the three major roundabout has been completed.

“The next stage will be mostly off the roads and streets so will have a lot less impact on our day-to-day lives.”

Reduced speed limits will remain in place at the roundabout site as work continues on the access roads, footpaths, lighting and landscaping.

The temporary roundabout at the intersection of SH2 and Pilcher Rd will remain in place until that intersection is incorporated into the intersection.

Work across the main route through the paddocks has ceased for winter as planned, and is unlikely to resume until late August/early September. The construction of the bridge over the Karamu Stream at the Pakowhai Rd end of the project is going to plan. The piles are all place with the bridge beams due to be placed in about a month.

“This is a very important project that has been a long time in the planning,” said Mr Watkins. “It will streamline the delivery of our produce to the processing hub of our district and contribute to safety on our roads, particularly by getting trucks off the residential streets of Whakatu.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Election Season: Scoop Launches New Q&A Website

Any Questions is a Q & A website where New Zealanders can ask the questions of political parties in the lead up to the election. This is part of our “Opening the Election” initiative.

It’s an easy way to find out party positions and allows you to view candidates’ answers side by side. It’s also a way for you to make your voice heard this election, and get the parties talking about the things that are important to you. More>>


Shiny And Chrome: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>


Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>


Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election