Te Whāiti Road has been restored sufficiently for it to be reopened to all traffic, as from 5pm today.

The Whakatāne District Council would like to acknowledge all of the local communities which were affected by the closure, and to thank all residents for their tolerance, patience, understanding and very strong support as we have worked to reopen the road over the past 12 weeks.

We also acknowledge and thank all of the contractors who have been working continuously for the past 12 weeks to clean up and repair the many damaged sections of Te Whāiti, Minginui, Ruatāhuna and Waikaremoana Roads.

Sincere thanks also go to Timberlands Forest Ltd for providing access for the local communities through their forest roads over the road closure period.

Ongoing Works

While the roads in the southern-most part of the District are now open for public access, drivers need to be aware that there is still a lot of repair work underway along the whole route, up to and beyond Ruatāhuna, and also on Minginui Road. Contractors will be continuing to work on the remaining repair jobs for a further 6-8 weeks.

Motorists should still expect to encounter work-sites with traffic control, and there will be occasions when they will face short delays. There are also a number of sections of road that need to be resealed, but this work cannot be done till the spring or early-summer, when conditions improve.

Safety Messaging

Parts of the road, while driveable, will still be a little soft and slushy, and there are still multiple areas where caution and careful driving will be required. Road users are reminded to at all times to:

  • Drive to the conditions,
  • Ensure you are able to stop within half the road length you can see ahead of you;
  • Drive with your headlights on day and night;
  • Watch out for contractors on the road;
  • Expect the unexpected and drive safely.


35 thoughts on “Te Whāiti Road Opening Today”

  1. Hello I am so thrilled I found your blog page, I really
    found you by error, while I was researching on Google for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a fantastic
    post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have
    time to browse it all at the moment but I have saved it and
    also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep
    up the excellent work.

  2. Greate pieces. Keep posting such kind of info
    on your site. Im really impressed by your blog.
    Hi there, You have performed an incredible job. I’ll definitely digg it and in my view recommend to my friends.

    I am confident they will be benefited from this site.

  3. This design is incredible! You obviously know how to keep a reader amused.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well,
    almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really
    loved what you had to say, and more than that,
    how you presented it. Too cool!

  4. Thank you for any other informative blog. Where else may I get that
    type of info written in such a perfect manner? I’ve a undertaking that I am just now running on, and I’ve been at the look out for
    such information.

  5. I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put
    in writing this site. I’m hoping to check out the same high-grade blog posts from
    you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own, personal website now 😉

  6. Have you ever considered about adding a little bit more than just your
    articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and all.
    Nevertheless think of if you added some great photos or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”!
    Your content is excellent but with pics and clips,
    this site could undeniably be one of the best in its niche.
    Terrific blog!

  7. Hello my family member! I want to say that this post is amazing, nice
    written and include almost all vital infos. I would like to look extra posts like this .

  8. Sweet blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?

    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!

  9. I’m amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across
    a blog that’s both equally educative and engaging, and let
    me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The problem is something which too few people
    are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this during my
    search for something concerning this.

  10. I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your sites really nice, keep it up!
    I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back in the
    future. All the best natalielise pof

  11. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually something which I
    think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me.
    I’m looking forward for your next post, I will
    try to get the hang of it!

  12. Hi, Neat post. There is a problem together with your web site in internet explorer, may check
    this? IE nonetheless is the marketplace chief and a
    huge portion of other people will miss your excellent writing because of this problem.

  13. What’s up, this weekend is pleasant in favor
    of me, for the reason that this occasion i am reading
    this enormous informative piece of writing here at my residence.

  14. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article.
    I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks for
    the post. I will certainly return.

  15. Great blog right here! Additionally your site
    quite a bit up very fast! What host are you the usage of?
    Can I am getting your affiliate hyperlink for your host?
    I desire my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  16. Good site you’ve got here.. It’s difficult to find good quality writing like yours nowadays.
    I truly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

  17. Howdy I am so thrilled I found your webpage, I really
    found you by mistake, while I was browsing on Digg for something
    else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a marvelous post and a all round
    entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it
    all at the moment but I have saved it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will
    be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the fantastic b.

  18. djmCbK What as up, I log on to your blogs on a regular basis. Your humoristic style is awesome, keep it up!

  19. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point.
    You obviously know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be giving us something informative to read?

Comments are closed.