Road closures

Road closures and restrictions

Closure SH1, Pohuehue Viaduct

The NZ Transport Agency will start work on permanent repairs to the road surface on State Highway 1 at Pohuehue Viaduct effective Thursday 09 November 2017 .

 It’s the second stage of work to resurface the passing lanes across the viaduct.

The first stage involved improving drainage, along with some temporary surface repairs.

The full width of the road will now be resurfaced during the next three weeks. Most of the work will take place at night.

A 70km/h speed restriction is in place to protect the safety of workers as well as the new road surface which requires time to bed down.

The Transport Agency would like to thank drivers for their continued understanding and patience during this work. 

Further information concerning this work is available by contacting the Transport Agency’s Northland help desk on 0800 111655 or 0800 4 Highways. Get free email alerts on a specific route by signing up to


Closure: SH1, Brynderwyn Maintenance

Drivers are being advised to allow more time for their travel from next weekend when the NZ Transport Agency will be closing State Highway 1 overnight on the Brynderwyn Hills in Northland for maintenance work over three nights.

Weather permitting the highway over the Brynderwyns will be closed in both directions from 6.45pm, and will re-open the next morning at 5am.  The work will continue for three consecutive nights from Sunday – 5, 6 and 7 November

Detours will be in place with traffic control staff providing guidance along the route. The Transport Agency recommends that drivers allow an extra 30 to 45 minutes for their journey.

Southbound traffic will be diverted through Waipu and Mangawhai, and northbound traffic will be diverted via Paparoa/Oakleigh.   For electric vehicles charging stations are located at Kaiwaka and Whangarei.

The overnight closures are timed when traffic is light to minimise disruption. 

'The Transport Agency would like to thank drivers for their continued understanding and patience during the work.  We ask people to allow more time for their journeys, and to take care on the rural roads being used as detours for safe travel,' says Ms Hori-Hoult.

Further information about this work is available by contacting the Transport Agency’s  0800 4 Highways. Get free email alerts on a specific route by signing up to

Information re Electric Vehicles Charging Stations

The NZ Transport Agency works to create transport solutions for all New Zealanders – from helping new drivers earn their licences, to leading safety campaigns to investing in public transport, state highways and local roads.

Closure: Aranga Coast Road, Maunganui Bluff
Effective Thursday 21 September 2017 the Aranga Coast Road is closed to all road users, including pedestrians. Beach Access has been removed and the DOC walking track is closed. 

This is due to a possible danger caused by rockfall from the Bluff.

This is effective until the danger has been assessed and remedied.  Click here to view the public notice.
Closure: Hill Road,  Maungaturoto - 18 July 2017

Hill Road, Maungaturoto has been closed due to a slip toward the Bickerstaffe Road end of Hill Road. The alternative route is through Marohemo - Batley - Bickerstaffe Roads. Click here to view the public notice.

Alternative Route


Closure: Te Kowhai Floodgate Road, Ruawai - 13 October 2017

Te Kowhai Floodgate Road has been closed. Click here to view the public notice.

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.



Online requests 

Kaipara District Council
0800 727 059 (24 Hours)
Phone: +64 9 439 3123


Office hours: 8 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

Address: 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0310
Address: Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai 0505

Mail: Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340


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