Gorge expected to re-open

A slip closed the same section of highway last month. Photo: Supplied.

Click the image above to view slideshow

State Highway Two through to the East coast via the Waioeka Gorge may re-open tonight, says the NZ Transport Agency.

The agency says people should check the website or call the 0800 number before they leave for their journey and take extra care if they decide to take an unfamiliar route.

If it is unsafe to open the road or if the situation changes the latest information will be published at

For real time information on highway conditions and incidents or to report issues on the network visit, call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) or follow the Transport Agency on Facebook or @nztawaibop on twitter.

The slip is about 36 km from Opotiki and closed the gorge last night.

The NZ Transport Agency is asking people to delay their travel or use an alternative route such as State Highway 30 through Whakatane and Wainui Road for Waimana Gorge while the roads are closed.

For personalised information about conditions on your frequently used routes, road users can sign up to

More on SunLive...
1 Comment
You must be logged in to make a comment. Login Now

golly gosh something had to give

Posted on 10-08-2017 19:43 | By old trucker

They will still climb up and dig it out,(DIPSTICKS) for gosh sakes just take away the bottom,they are undermining it at the top, GOSH i dont know what these workers are doing,Sunlive is a WINNER for NEWS.Thankyou,10-4 out.