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Road closures

Road closures and restrictions

Proposed Temporary Road Closure

Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the Kaipara District Council hereby gives notice that Kumarani Productions Limited has made an application to have the following road temporarily closed on the day and at the time below for the Spirit of Matariki Event.

Sunday 12 June 2017 - 10.00am to 9.00pm (earlier if finished before) 15 – 19 Onslow Street, Dargaville

Any objections to this proposal should be in the hands of the Kaipara District Council no later than 4.00pm on Monday 15 May 2017.

Update to Swamp Road Bridge 24 April 2017
Damage assessment is complete and the contract has been awarded. The proposed work will commence shortly and is due for completion by July 2017.

The Swamp Road Bridge remains closed however it is safe for pedestrians but no livestock or farm quads.  


The Swamp Road bridge remains closed due to damage to the timber supports. The bridge goes over a railway line which is located 569 metres from Paparoa-Oakleigh Road and 2.4km from Golden Stairs Road. Traffic entering Swamp Road from the Paparoa-Oakleigh end can exit via Burke Road or turn around. A specialist bridge engineer is currently carrying out a full assessment and the complete closure (including pedestrians) will remain in place until Council is confident the bridge is structurally sound.

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Speed Limits on Ripiro Beach
The areas shown below around the beach entrances at Glinks Gully and Baylys now have a 30km/h speed limit in place along Ripiro Beach

speed limit 1 BB-851  speed limit 1 GG-683

Remember that the beach is a legal road so follow the road rules; wear safety belts or helmets at all times, use your indicators, keep below the speed limit and never drink and drive.  Driving on Ripiro Beach can be treacherous.  It is suggested that those not familiar with driving on the beach seek further information.


AA Road Closures


Speed Limits on Ripiro Beach



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