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Source: Whangarei District Council

This page contains information and updates about the July 2020 storm, flooding, damage and closures.

Updated: 18/07/2020 9:05 a.m.

URGENT NOTICE TO WHANGAREI RESIDENTS as at 8.30am Saturday 18 July

Please conserve water immediately. Two of our water treatment plants have been temporarily closed due to the rainfall intensity.

Repairs are underway to a burst watermain on Riverside Drive and supply has been returned to the Onerahi Reservoir.

Some residents in Mackesy Road may be without water while the repairs are being carried out.

Last night’s storm has caused flooding and slips and many roads are closed.

Two Civil Defence centres have been set up in the Kamo Scout Hall and Onerahi Community Hall for people who have to leave their homes due to flooding. Visit Civil Defence Northland for details. 

ROADING UPDATE FOR WHANGAREI DISTRICT

There are widespread reports of flooding and slips and residents should take extreme care when travelling.

Roads closed by slips:

  • Dundas Rd (being cleared)

  • Beach Road, towards Pah Road, Onerahi (being cleared)

  • Old Parua Bay Rd

  • Abbey Caves Rd

  • Pataua North Rd

  • Ngunguru Rd

  • Pukenui Rd

  • Russell Rd (past Oakura turnoff)

  • Sandy Bay

  • Slips but road open:

  • Whangarei Heads (Solomons Point)’

  • Matapouri Rd (large slip near North Gable Way)

  • Matapouri Rd (near Pullin Rd)

  • Washouts:

  • Hailes Rd

The following two roads are open but proceed with caution:

  • Slump at Shoemaker Road, Waipu

  • Tomo coned off on Manse Street

  • At at 10pm last night the following roads were closed due to flooding:

  • Whareora Road, adjacent to AH Reed Park now flooded.

  • Port road, Kioreroa Rd to Fertiliser Rd

  • Memorial Drive and Riverside Dr next to BP – flooded and down to one lane

  • Raurimu Ave, DeHaviland to Hodgson Street

  • Clapham Road at the first bridge, off Whareora Road

  • Porowini Ave, Kaka Street to Z Station

  • Kaka Street, Porowini to Morningside Road

  • Kokopu Road bridge, near Kara Road

  • Raumanga Valley Road Closed

MIL OSI