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


Fulton Hogan Hiways Media Release: Natewa West Coast

Access to market for more than 100 copra farmers living along the Natewa West Coast will be easier after the spot metalling upgrading currently being worked by the Fiji Roads Authority

The FRA contractor Fulton Hogan Hiways Savusavu Depot Manager, Isaac Rakabikabi, said there are approximately 15 different sections currently undergoing upgrades.

“All 15 sections are 150 – 200 metres in length and a crew of six are currently working on the spots,” he said.

“We are trying to be more proactive. As we are approaching the cyclone season, there will be more rain and we have identified the frail spots that are usually affected by rain that result in huge potholes,” said Mr Rakabikabi.

Natewa West Coast Road serves Drano Village, Nabua Village, Tabia, Vuinadi, Korotasere and a few copra settlements.

Works on the 30-kilometre road include grading the road, forming a cross-fall for surface water to flow off (mainly to prevent potholes), compaction works by roller, and the final grading process to smooth the road surface.

Natewa West Coast Road is off Buca Bay Road and is 42 kilometres away from Savusavu Town.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Worksafe’s Whakaari/White Island Prosecutions Are Good News

Somewhere in Heaven, Helen Kelly must be smiling about Worksafe’s criminal prosecution of 10 firms and three individuals for their roles in the lead up to the Whakaari /White Island tragedy. In tandem with the subsequent coronial inquest, these court proceedings will hopefully culminate in the creation ( finally!) of a central agency to regulate the adventure tourism sector and improve public safety on matters like risk assessment, safety guidelines, inspection, enforcement and injury reporting... More>>


UN SDG: A Greener, Cleaner, Brighter Future

'The world has a high fever and is burning up. Climate disruption is daily news – from devastating wildfires to record floods. The damage to people and the environment is immense and growing.' - UN Secretary-General António Guterres ... More>>


Carbon Neutral Policy: Gov Declares Climate Emergency

The Government has launched a major new initiative to combat climate change that will require the public sector to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. More>>


Pill Testing: Govt Moves On Drug Checking To Keep Young New Zealanders Safer This Summer

The Government will pass time limited legislation to give legal certainty to drug checking services, so they can carry out their work to keep New Zealanders safer this summer at festivals without fear of prosecution, Health Minister Andrew Little ... More>>


Tax: Government Fulfils Election Undertaking On New Top Tax Rate

The Government will today keep its election promise to put in place a new top tax rate of 39 per cent on income earned over $180,000. More>>


Media: Stuff Holds Itself Accountable For Wrongs To Māori

Stuff has today published the results of an investigation into itself, and issued a public apology, for the way the media organisation has portrayed Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand, from its first editions to now. Tā Mātou Pono | More>>


Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>





InfoPages News Channels