The Connecting Tairāwhiti newsletter shares news about Waka Kotahi projects in Northern Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti. These projects are improving safety and how drivers experience the region’s state highways, as well as creating employment opportunities and making it easier to travel around and between the regions.
Over the next few years, Waka Kotahi projects across State Highways 2 and 35 include constructing additional passing opportunities, building resilience through engineering and planting, opening new routes for High Productivity Motor Vehicles, reviewing speed limits and many other safety improvement projects.
To keep communities updated on our work and projects, we’ve developed an interactive online map that holds project information, photos, videos and maps. If you have received this newsletter from someone else, you can also subscribe to the Connecting Tairāwhiti newsletter here.
You can read about projects that are completed or underway at Omoko Bridge, Motu Bridge (between Gisborne and Ōpōtiki), Wharerata, Tahaenui Bridge, Raupunga, Kotemaori and Matahorua (between Gisborne and Napier), and see potential locations for upcoming passing opportunities and resilience improvements.
The interactive map is best viewed on a desktop device, so you can explore the different sites. We’ve also developed a mobile-friendly version, where you can download the Prezi app so you can view the map as a presentation.
Check it out on the Connecting Tairāwhiti map page here.
To see how all these projects are funded visit our funding webpage here.