Roading and weather update for the Coromandel
The state highway network in the Coromandel is still cut in several places as a result of slips or flooding from heavy rain and high winds.
A heavy rain warning remains in place for the region.
• SH25 Whitianga to Tairua: CLOSED at Wade Road due to flooding
• SH25 Hikuai: CLOSED flooding
• SH25a Kopu-Hikuai CLOSED due to Slip near Puketui Valley Road
• SH25 Whangamata -Tairua OPEN: slip near McBeths Road CLEARED
• Hikuai Settlement Rd, Pauanui – Still CLOSED due to flooding.
• The 309 Rd: Slip covering the road at 11km from the Coromandel end.
• Te Kouma Rd: Slip covering half a lane about 2km from the start of the road.
• Kauraeranga Valley Rd: CLOSED due to flooding (no update from last night)
• Port Jackson Rd – OPEN at 19km point after a large slip
• Wentworth Valley Road: CLOSED
• Fletcher Bay Road: OPEN
• Colville Road - two slips from recent weather events mean the road is only open to one lane in places (2.8km south of Papa Aroha and 2.9km north of Waitete Bay). Stop/go traffic management is in place so please drive with caution.
Pauanui waterways playground opening planned for today is cancelled.
Weather updates - MetService.
High tide - Thursday 16 July:
• Thames - 3:40pm, 3.0m
• Whitianga - 3:39pm 1.8m
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.
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.
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