Kerbside collections and roading update 17 July 2018 We would like to thank our residents and visitors for their patience over the past few days with the various road closures and delays. Also a big thank you to our contractors and staff who are working hard to ensure our roads are open as soon as possible. Photo: Wharf Rd, Colville. Please note, particularly for residents north of Coromandel, Manaia and on the Thames Coast Rd, due to the road closures there will be some delays with our kerbside rubbish and recycling collections today. State Highways: The Thames Coast Road (SH25) is expected to remain closed today as clearance work continues. Subject to safety assessments, NZTA are hopeful of re-opening one lane this evening. The SH25A Kopu-Hikuai Rd is now open with stop/go traffic management in place. SH25 (Thames Coast Road) at Tapu, between Thames and Coromandel, is open under stop/go traffic management near Whalebone Stream and Tapu Wharf Road. See the New Zealand Transport Agency's (NZTA) website for updates. Local roads: Neavesville Rd, Matatoki is closed, due to a slip. Crews are working to clear the debris however it is likely to be closed all day. Puriri Rd in Te Kouma, now open to one lane and both lanes expected to be open by mid-morning. Substantial slip with dangerous overhang at Golden Bay, Colville Rd, could be closed up to two days. The ford on Waikawau Valley Road, Tapu is blocked. The ford is approximately 1km up the road. A large tree is blocking the ford along with silt and debris and is expected to be cleared by the end of today. Waiomu Valley Rd expected to be open by midday today. There is a slip on Kauaeranga Valley Road, on the corner where the swing bridge is, with a further slip just pass the Christian camp, covering half the road (left-hand side). Please drive with caution and expect delays across the Coromandel. Campgrounds: Due to the amount of roadworks needed on the road from Colville up to the Cape, both Port Jackson Campground and Fletcher Bay Campground are closed until further notice. Stay up to date on the weather and road conditions: Weather updates: MetService. State Highways (SH25, SH25A, SH26 in the Coromandel): NZTA NZTA. You can also call NZTA on 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) for traffic and travel information. You can also use their journey-planning website www.onthemove.govt.nz 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 Powerco or your provider. For more on these channels, and other information about staying informed in emergencies, go to the Civil Defence "Never Happens" website.