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Roading update - Monday 20 July

20 July 2020

Check here for the latest weather and roading updates - Monday 20 July


SH25A Kopu to Hikuai road is now open. There are multiple sites remaining with temporary speed limits and traffic management in place. Please drive with caution. “It’s still raining on the Coromandel Peninsula, and there is a lot of mud remaining on the road, which can make it really slippery. So, it’s really important people drive to the conditions and stay alert for unreported hazards.”

Remember to check for up to date information on closures, detour routes, traffic, road works and delays

Boil water notice for Coromandel Town public water supply

A boil water notice has been issued today for the Coromandel Town public water supply, with clean water at tankers stationed in town for those who need it.

Our Council has stationed water tankers at the parking area opposite our service centre at 355 Kapanga Road and another at Patukirikiri Reserve, Wharf Road.

The tankers will be available 24 hours-a-day until the boil water notice has been cancelled. The tankers will be replaced when empty, however there may be a short delay between the tanker being emptied and replaced. Click here for more information.

Updates will be shared on our Council communication channels so please sign-up to our e-newsletter, listen to your local radio station, follow us on Facebook or check our website here.

Stay up-to-date:

  • Tide times.
  • Weather updates - MetService.
  • State Highways (SH25, SH25A, SH26 in the Coromandel) - NZTA. You can also call NZTA on 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) for traffic and travel information. You can use their journey-planning website to plan the best route for your journey, taking into account known issues and traffic on state highways.
  • Council roads - We will post regular updates on our Council's Facebook page as well as on our website and email newsletters. If you see an issue that needs attention, call us on 07 868 0200.
  • Local radio - Check stations and frequencies here.
  • Red Cross Hazards App - alerts about hazards. Download from the App Store or Google Play.
  • Emergency Mobile Alert - these can be sent to your mobile phone, without needing to download an app or sign up. Check if your phone is capable of receiving them, here
  • Waikato Regional Council has set up an online hub for rainfall and flood-related information to help people more easily keep up to date with severe weather events in the region. It can be found here.
  • Also follow Waikato Civil Defence on Facebook here and check out their website for updates here.
  • Know your neighbours - phone each other in an emergency, especially vulnerable people, to check if they're OK.
  • To report a power outage contact your electricity retailer (the company you pay your bill to). Information about current power cuts can be found here.
  • For more on these channels, and other information about staying informed in emergencies, go to the Civil Defence "Never Happens" website.