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Te Whāiti Road, Ruatāhuna Road update #7

Friday, June 30, 2017

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Work to repair Te Whāiti Road to a state where it can be reopened to all traffic continues to make very good progress. At this stage, the reopening target remains the end of July, but this may be brought forward if the current progress is maintained. An inspection of work sites by Council engineers is scheduled for the middle of next week and we may be able to update the opening date following that.

In the meantime limited access on Te Whāiti Road continues - for local traffic only - between 5am and 8am and 5pm and 8pm each day. Outside those hours, alternative access to and from Murupara is available for local residents via Timberlands’ roads. Anyone using these roads should do so with caution, because logging trucks will be on the road too. Drivers are asked to take extra care, keep speeds down, and be ready to stop if asked to do so by Timberlands staff.

Drive to the conditions and travel at a speed that allows you to stop within half the visible distance in front of you.

Contact People:

Sharon Nikora
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whare
07 366 5690; sharon@ngatiwhare.iwi.nz

Winiata Tamaki
Community representative - Minginui, Te Whāiti & Ngaputahi
07 366 3184; winiata.tamaki@gmail.com

Mahue Tawa
Infrastructure Co-ordinator
Tūhoe Manawaru Tribal
07 366 3228; mahue@tuhoemanawarutribal.co.nz

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