State Highway 35 remains closed

Agencies are working together to find a short-term solution for urgent supplies while working on a longer-term road engineering fix for the state highway.  Ōpōtiki District Council Civil Defence has activated their Emergency Operations Centre and are coordinating a range of responses from Te Whānau a Apanui, Waka Kotahi, FENZ, […]

Cracks along SH35

A section of SH35 near the Motu River Bridge north of Maraenui is cracking along the eastbound lane and the section is under stop/go traffic management. Over-weight and over-sized vehicles can’t use this route until further notice. Waka Kotahi is keeping a close watch on the situation and if cracking develops further, […]

Major upgrade for Braemar

Work has started on a major upgrade of the Braemar Water Treatment Plant to ensure the water it produces remains safe to drink. The plant provides water to communities across the Rangitāiki Plains from the Tarawera River to just outside the Whakatāne township. Whakatāne District Council Team Leader Capital Works […]