The NZ Transport Agency is advising that harvesting of approximately 40 hectares of pine trees from the Ranui pine plantation in Porirua is scheduled to begin in mid-September. The pine plantation is in the area where the Transmission Gully motorway is being built.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that from next week, traffic heading north to Poplar Avenue/Raumati South will start to use the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway off-ramp at the Poplar Avenue Interchange.
The highway connecting Punakaiki, north of Greymouth, with Westport will reopen at 7 am tomorrow morning (14 September), providing there are no further instability issues overnight, says the NZ Transport Agency.
The large slip which covered both sides of State Highway 6 north of Punakaiki on the West Coast at Meybille Bay yesterday may keep the road closed to traffic through Tuesday, 13 September, says the NZ Transport Agency.
A large slip late this afternoon has covered both sides of State Highway 6 north of Punakaiki at Meybille Bay, a narrow area of the Great Coast Road. The area has been prone to slips in the past, says the NZ Transport Agency.
Drivers on South Island roads tonight and tomorrow morning are advised to take care as the southerly storm is still affecting road conditions and reducing choices on the key routes between Canterbury and the West Coast, says the NZ Transport Agency.
Snow is continuing to fall across the South Island this afternoon, keeping the two main routes between the West Coast and Canterbury closed and roading contractors busy gritting roads through places like the Buller Gorge (SH6).
Drivers are advised to take care today as high winds and the southerly storm continues to move up the country, says the NZ Transport Agency. 'Conditions are changing quite quickly,' says the Transport Agency’s Southern Region Journey Manager Tresca Forrester. 'Please check the map for updates on closures.'
The NZ Transport Agency is reminding motorists to take extra care and plan travel carefully as a return to winter weather conditions may bring cold temperatures, strong winds, heavy rains, and snow to low levels to many areas of the lower and central North Island from late Wednesday onwards.