In March 2024, the Minister of Transport confirmed that a new Land Transport Rule for setting speed limits will be released for public consultation in the coming months and signed by the end of the year.

In anticipation of the new Rule, we have paused work on our speed management plans.

As we receive more information on the Rule, we will work through what it means for our speed management activity, including the proposals within the Interim State Highway Speed Management Plan. We will provide updates later this year, after decisions are made.

Until the new Rule comes into force, we will continue to set and review speed limits as required under the current Setting of Speed Limits 2022 Rule, such as for changes to infrastructure, temporary speed limits expiring or new roads opening.

Government changes speed limit rules – media release(external link)

Proposed speed limits in Tairāwhiti

Following our analysis and conversations with partners, interested groups and organisations, we propose the following new speed limits:

Speed limit map

Map showing locations of proposed speed limit changes in Gisborne

View larger map and speed limit tables [PDF, 768 KB]

Speed limit tables 

  • Speed limits around schools
    State highway School Existing speed limit (km/h) Proposed new speed limit (km/h)
    2 Ormond School 70 70/≤60*
    35 Pōtaka School 100 100/30*
    35 Te Kura o Hiruhārama 100 100/≤60*
    35 Hatea-a-Rangi School 50 50/30*
    35 Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Mangatuna 100 100/≤60*
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  • Other speed limits
    State highway Reference number (refer to map) Location Description Existing speed limit (km/h) Proposed new speed limit (km/h)
    2 1 Ormond urban Through township, to align with speed limit at Ormond School 100 70
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Have your say

Consultation on the Interim State Highway Speed Management Plan closed on 12 December 2022. 

View the latest update on this plan