Lurman Road

Lurman Road will be closed from 6am on Monday 12 March 2018 until

6am on Wednesday 14 March 2018 from its intersection with Rangiatea Road to its intersection with Otoru Road

 Detours will be in place for the duration

 Pursuant to the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, notice is hereby given that, for the purpose of undertaking civil works, Lurman Road will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated.


Ngutunui Hillclimb

In accordance with the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, notice is hereby given that the Otorohanga District Council, for the purpose of allowing the Hamilton Car Club to hold the Ngutunui Hillclimb, will close the following road to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder:



PEKANUI ROAD –           entire length.  Includes intersection with Scott Road (no exit).

Period of Closure:           9.00am to 5.00pm

Persons will be allowed through in the event of an emergency

 It will be an offence under the above regulations for any person, otherwise than under authority of an authorised permit, to use the roads for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure.


Preparation of site for construction of New Medical Centre

 Update - 2 March

This contract for developing the site to accommodate a new Medical Centre is virtually complete- with just some minor contouring & topsoiling to be carried out. Grassing of the area beside the War Memorial Pools will be taking place within the next week. Some planting will follow- a hedge is to be planted to disguise the new bank, and trees selected and planted to replace all the trees that needed to be removed to carry out the work.

Future work will develop the new access to the pools and utilising some of the landscaped space for a pools picnic area. The flat space we hope will become a welcome addition to the community for picnics and as a family space. A track has been incorporated in the landscaping to allow an easy walk to the top of the hill- with great views over town to be enjoyed from this elevated vantage point.

Ross & Leigh of R&L Drainage, along with their staff and Council, would like to thank you for your patience and we express our gratitude to all of you who have been impacted by this work being carried out. We hope this has not been too much of an inconvenience

Update - 16 Februay

As part of the construction of the new Medical Centre project Council has been tasked with overseeing the filling of the basin between the Museum site, St. Johns ambulance station and St. Mary’s primary school.

The work involves removing material from the site of the deconsecrated World War II memorial above the Memorial Pools complex and transporting it across Kakamutu Road to the fill site.

To enable the work to be carried out in the safest and speediest manner part of Kakamutu Road is to be closed off to allow machinery to work and to put measures in place to protect the road.

The work is being carried out by R & L Drainage of Otorohanga who won the tender to do the work. Their construction plan has allowed the access to the pools to remain open. To reach the pools if you are coming from the main street- follow the signposted detour route.

We apologise for the inconvenience for those users who will be affected and we appreciate your co-operation. The road closure will be for only as long as is required to do the bulk earthworks.

While other operations take place you will need to take care as machinery will still be undertaking tasks in preparation for the bulk work; and to tidy up at their completion.

We thank those to whom we spoke to and are directly affected by the activity. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Preliminary work is due to start early to mid February with part of Kakamutu Road closed between the 16th February and the 3rd March 2018.

There will be no access across the site to all traffic- including pedestrians.

Should you require further information you can contact Council by phoning 07 873 4000, or you can email Please state Kakamutu Earthworks in the email subject line.


The picture below shows the section of road to be closed temporarily to enable the bulk earthworks to be carried out