Reopening SH2 and reconnecting communities

  • 19 May 2023

State Highway 2 between Napier and Wairoa is now open again – reconnecting communities and reuniting whānau and friends.

The amount of work needed to get to this point has been huge, and there’s still a lot of work required to get SH2 back up to standard. But, we’re building it back stronger, safer and more resilient.

To all those who have supported this journey to repair the highway, restore access, and reunite communities - thank you.