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SH2 Remutaka Hill closures for road user safety

One-hour closures of State Highway 2 over the Remutaka Hill are planned on four mornings in May between 9.30am and 10.30am, weather permitting.

The closures are for an aerial operation led by the Department of Conservation to control feral goats that have been wandering onto the road posing a danger to road users.

The safety of those who use the Remutaka Hill Road is the number one priority. This operation aims to reduce the risk of feral goats causing an accident on the road.

Please be assured the road closures will be no longer than one hour. You may wish to plan your morning journeys around these closures in May to avoid delays. 

Dates to be confirmed

We are unable to say exactly which days the closures will take place as the operation will be dictated by the weather.

The aerial operators will monitor the weather and confirm each morning whether local conditions are safe for flying.

Their decision should be known by approximately 7.30am each day.

We will then email our database of Remutaka road users to let them know if the road will be closed or not. If you have received this email, you will be notified.

The safety of the aerial hunters and helicopter operators is paramount. They will not undertake the operation unless the levels of cloud and wind are deemed safe to operate a helicopter.

Breast Screening Unit | Changes to Carparking

The unit arrives on April 11 and barriers will go up on the evening of April 10. The row of carparks behind the Town Hall building will be used to house the unit so the Town Square carpark will be opened up for all-day parking to compensate. The unit will depart on July 25.

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