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Milford road re-opens with avalanche risk warning
14 Sep 2021   /

Milford road re-opens with avalanche risk warning

The road between Te Anau and Milford Sound/Piopiotahi is closed due to ongoing high avalanche risk.


Catlins bridge reopens after $3.6m investment
11 Aug 2021   /

Catlins bridge reopens after $3.6m investment

Hinahina Bridge in the Catlins has reopened following a $3.6m upgrade jointly funded by Clutha District Council and Waka Kotahi.


Speed reduced on major tourist route
3 Aug 2021   /

Speed reduced on major tourist route

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has issued permanent reduced speed limits across a 19km stretch from the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound.


Hamilton streets to get temporary makeover
26 May 2021   /

Hamilton streets to get temporary makeover

Trial projects part of Waka Kotahi-NZ Transport Agency’s Innovating Streets for People programme.


New shared path opens in South Auckland
25 May 2021  

New shared path opens in South Auckland

Bike, scooter and pedestrian path to be expanded another 4km as part of Papakura to Drury South project.


Up to $190m from NZTA to fast-track walking, cycling route
28 Apr 2021   /

Up to $190m from NZTA to fast-track walking, cycling route

Construction on shared path between the Hutt Valley and Wellington City to begin this year.


Prep for busy South Island roads over ANZAC period – NZTA
23 Apr 2021  

Prep for busy South Island roads over ANZAC period – NZTA

Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency is warning motorists to be ready for busy roads in the South Island over the ANZAC Day long weekend.


Arterial route to Auckland Airport to close for improvements
26 Feb 2021   /

Arterial route to Auckland Airport to close for improvements

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will close a main arterial route to Auckland Airport for safety improvements and road widening.


Heavy traffic expected for Waitangi Day weekend
5 Feb 2021  

Heavy traffic expected for Waitangi Day weekend

Drivers leaving Auckland on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, and returning Monday were likely to face heavy traffic volumes.


Aucklanders urged to plan online to avoid holiday delays
27 Jan 2021   /

Aucklanders urged to plan online to avoid holiday delays

Motorists going away for Auckland Anniversary weekend are urged by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to plan ahead, be patient, drive to the conditions and avoid busy travel times on state highways.


Cultural artworks line SH1 in Kaikōura
11 Dec 2020   /

Cultural artworks line SH1 in Kaikōura

The cultural artworks along SH1 and the railway line on the Kaikōura coastline have been completed. 


Gorge to be made safer for cyclists, walkers
9 Dec 2020  

Gorge to be made safer for cyclists, walkers

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will start rockfall mitigation work at the Ngauranga Gorge to make the road safer for motorists, cyclists and walkers.


NZTA launches NZ-wide cycling map
26 Nov 2020   /

NZTA launches NZ-wide cycling map

A new interactive cycle route map has been launched that shows how the cycling network connects across New Zealand.


NZTA funds $2m repair of Lower Hollyford Road
10 Nov 2020   /

NZTA funds $2m repair of Lower Hollyford Road

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will fund the $2m repair of the last 3km of Lower Hollyford Road in Fiordland.


NZTA warns travellers to plan ahead for Labour Weekend
23 Oct 2020   /

NZTA warns travellers to plan ahead for Labour Weekend

Travel might be more spread out across the country with holiday makers taking the opportunity to have a longer break and exploring different regions to normal.


Walking, cycling path part of BOP upgrade
21 Oct 2020  

Walking, cycling path part of BOP upgrade

Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency’s Takitimu North Link project is up for tender for construction. 


Drivers warned as snow, ice blanket South Island
30 Sep 2020   /

Drivers warned as snow, ice blanket South Island

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising all drivers to avoid unnecessary journeys and check highways before setting off as snow and ice falls over the South Island.


Wild weather closes tourist routes, Auckland Harbour Bridge
29 Sep 2020   /

Wild weather closes tourist routes, Auckland Harbour Bridge

Snow and wind have closed highways across New Zealand, including the Auckland Harbour Bridge.


Damaged Hollyford Road to undergo $400k repair
28 Sep 2020   /

Damaged Hollyford Road to undergo $400k repair

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has confirmed the first 11km section of the flood-damaged Lower Hollyford Road in Fiordland will be repaired, at a cost of $400,000.


Alliance to deliver key projects in Queenstown
24 Sep 2020   /

Alliance to deliver key projects in Queenstown

Queenstown Lakes District Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will enter into an alliance to deliver a number of infrastructure projects in Wakatipu to improve the town centre experience for locals and visitors.


Snow closes Homer Tunnel, Milford Sound highway
18 Sep 2020   /

Snow closes Homer Tunnel, Milford Sound highway

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency said the avalanche risk was assessed as high.


$360m Northern Pathway to run on west side of motorway
18 Sep 2020   /

$360m Northern Pathway to run on west side of motorway

The walking and cycling pathway would stretch from Westhaven to Albany.


Avalanche hazard for Milford Road – NZTA
16 Sep 2020   /

Avalanche hazard for Milford Road – NZTA

Popular tourist route Milford Road, SH94, remains closed due to avalanche risk.


Partners named for $360m Auckland Harbour Bridge pathway
31 Aug 2020   /

Partners named for $360m Auckland Harbour Bridge pathway

Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency has picked Fulton Hogan, HEB Construction, Aurecon, McConnell Dowell and Freyssinet to partner on its Northern Pathway project.


On the Go Awards to celebrate safer transport
12 Aug 2020   /

On the Go Awards to celebrate safer transport

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is hosting the On the Go Awards to acknowledge projects that support a healthier, cleaner and safer transport system.


$23m Forgotten World Highway work to kick off
8 Jul 2020   /

$23m Forgotten World Highway work to kick off

Locals are invited to find out more about planned improvements for the Forgotten World Highway.


NZTA reinstates ‘chains essential’ policy for alpine passes
22 Jun 2020  

NZTA reinstates ‘chains essential’ policy for alpine passes

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has reversed its planned management of the Arthur’s Pass highway this winter.


Public feedback open for $360m Northern Pathway ramp
17 Apr 2020  

Public feedback open for $360m Northern Pathway ramp

More detail has been provided about the proposed walking and cycling link over the Auckland Harbour Bridge by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.


Govt to fund temporary cycleways and footpaths post lockdown
14 Apr 2020   /

Govt to fund temporary cycleways and footpaths post lockdown

The Government will provide extra funding to councils to expand footpaths and roll out temporary cycleways to help people maintain physical distancing rules.


Driver licensing and vehicle requirements to be extended
14 Apr 2020   /

Driver licensing and vehicle requirements to be extended

Legislative changes to driver licensing and vehicle certification requirements will help drivers safely navigate the Covid-19 lockdown.


Submissions open on new Manawatū Gorge route
9 Apr 2020   /

Submissions open on new Manawatū Gorge route

Public submissions on plans for a new highway to replace the closed State Highway 3 Manawatū Gorge route are now open, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.


Virtual public consultation on Auckland to North Shore link
31 Mar 2020  

Virtual public consultation on Auckland to North Shore link

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is seeking feedback on the dedicated walking and cycling link between central Auckland and the North Shore.


Public transport still safe to use – NZTA
20 Mar 2020   /

Public transport still safe to use – NZTA

It is still safe to use public transport if you are well, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.


Milford Sound access to open for private vehicles
12 Mar 2020   /

Milford Sound access to open for private vehicles

Private vehicle access into and out of Milford Sound Piopiotahi will start on Monday 16 March.


NZTA outlines increased Milford access proposals
6 Mar 2020   /

NZTA outlines increased Milford access proposals

An increase in daily convoys into Milford Sound and night-time public access are two measures being proposed to widen access to the popular destination.


Roadworks to cause delays at Hanmer Springs
4 Mar 2020   /

Roadworks to cause delays at Hanmer Springs

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising drivers there will be delays in and out of Hanmer Springs while the bridge on State Highway 7A, over the Waiau River, is being resurfaced.


Milford access opens for essential services
13 Feb 2020   /

Milford access opens for essential services

A four-wheel drive route into Milford Sound Piopiotahi is now available for emergency services, and essential services convoys are planned to start this weekend.


New carpark and facilities open at Makarora
13 Feb 2020   /

New carpark and facilities open at Makarora

The Blue Pools new carpark and toilet block, on State Highway 6 near Makarora, the Otago side of the Haast Pass, will be opened from today.


Milford Road repairs under way
11 Feb 2020   /

Milford Road repairs under way

Good progress building a four-wheel drive, single lane route into Milford Sound Piopiotahi has been made in the past few days of sunshine


West Coast tourism welcomes early road opening
20 Dec 2019   /

West Coast tourism welcomes early road opening

The Haast highway (SH6) between Harihari and Whataroa is scheduled for reopening today and is welcome news for businesses, says Development West Coast.


Stopping areas of Milford Sound highway to close due to rockfall risk
21 Nov 2019   /

Stopping areas of Milford Sound highway to close due to rockfall risk

Two stopping areas on the Milford Sound highway (SH94) will close for the summer season, due to increased rockfall risk.


Safer speeds proposed for popular tourist route
15 Nov 2019   /

Safer speeds proposed for popular tourist route

Consultation on a proposal for safer speed limits on three sections of Milford Road are set to begin Monday, 18 November.


NZTA: Ed Sheeran, Warbirds major magnets; Kaikōura, Takaka updates
28 Mar 2018   /

NZTA: Ed Sheeran, Warbirds major magnets; Kaikōura, Takaka updates

The NZ Transport Agency encourages all people driving around the South Island this Easter to plan ahead to stay safe and avoid delays.


NZTA: Access to Cape Reinga for escorted essential travel only
26 Mar 2018   /

NZTA: Access to Cape Reinga for escorted essential travel only

The NZ Transport Agency says it’s coordinating with forest owners, police and the Far North District Council to allow escorted convoys for essential travel.


NZTA: Good progress Takaka Hill
8 Mar 2018  

NZTA: Good progress Takaka Hill

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Winter has arrived in time for July school holidays
11 Jul 2017  

Winter has arrived in time for July school holidays

Winter has arrived. Be ready: ice, snow, fog and more rain is forecast from Tuesday through to Thursday across most of the South Island.