CYCLONE GABRIELLE UPDATES: View our traffic map for the latest available information on road closures and delays.(external link)

SCAM ALERTS: Report a phishing scam or learn about the latest phishing emails

TRAFFIC UPDATES: Several roads have been impacted by recent weather events. We’ll provide updates on our Journey Planner website as information becomes available. View our traffic map for road closures and delays(external link)

SCAM ALERTS: Report a phishing scam or learn about the latest phishing emails

CONTACT CENTRE WAIT TIMES: Our Contact Centre is currently experiencing significant wait times. View frequently asked questions

ONLINE TRANSACTIONS: We are experiencing issues with credit and debit card transactions on our website. We are working with the payment provider to resolve this as soon as we can. 

CONTACT CENTRE WAIT TIMES: Our Contact Centre is currently experiencing significant wait times. View frequently asked questions

REGO AND RUC LABEL ERROR: There was a postage error with labels purchased on the 15 August 2022. Find out more

ROAD USER CHARGES (RUC) DISCOUNT: Find out more about the temporary RUC reduction scheme

ONLINE SERVICES: We are currently experiencing issues with all our online services at the moment. We are working to resolve the services as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

COVID-19 SERVICES UPDATE: Information on Waka Kotahi services, extensions and more

ONLINE SERVICES: We currently have an issue with receiving some payments and are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.

EASTER WEEKEND – PLAN AHEAD: Heading away for the long weekend? Check our holiday journeys tool(external link)

SCAM ALERTS: Refund email and Vehicle licence (rego) renewal phishing emails

CONTACT CENTRE PHONE LINES: Our Contact Centre phone lines are currently unavailable. View frequently asked questions

Highways Information Portal


New Zealand's state highway network has a vital role as the strategic road network for the country – enabling people to get to and from work quickly and efficiently, providing a convenient and robust route for freight, and connecting communities. Keeping the network safe, reliable and resilient is a top priority for us. We work closely with transport partners throughout the country in planning, operating and maintaining the state highway network, considering its impact on the environment and the immediate and long-term needs of the businesses and people who use it.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's role in managing New Zealand's state highways includes working with the government and partners throughout the country to identify and respond to opportunities to improve safety, capacity and efficiency on our roads. One of our key goals is to support economic growth and productivity throughout New Zealand. Together, we develop projects based on thorough analysis and, where appropriate, extensive consultation to ensure they can be implemented cost effectively while delivering immediate and long-term gains to road users and the economy as a whole.

The Highways Information Portal section is a comprehensive central hub, which accommodates all current standards, guidelines and processes relating to the design, assessment, operation and maintenance of state highways.

It has been developed from a series of documents previously published by Waka Kotahi. These documents, together with new material, have been gathered together in a single section to help in meeting and continually improving our quality assurance procedure requirements and is intended for use by Waka Kotahi staff and our suppliers.

In the 'Processes' pages, you'll find information that will guide you through the project lifecycle, while the 'Technical disciplines' pages provide subject specific information.


Technical disciplines

You can also find further information on the wider strategies and policies of Waka Kotahi throughout this website.

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Latest news

Welcome to the Highways Information Portal

It is still the same site, now merged with the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency website for consistency across Waka Kotahi. 

Focus on resilience

We're shifting from system-centric resilience focus to include community and social benefits of a multi-modal land transport system. 

Technical advice notes

Technical advice notes available on the Highways Information Portal. 

Technical  disciplines

New technical disciplines pages are being added to the Highways Information Portal all the time. Be sure to check back regularly.