Ōtorohanga District Council is responsible for the maintenance and development of the District's roads and associated assets such as:

  • kerb & channel
  • stormwater sumps (cesspits)
  • footpaths
  • streetlights
  • road signs
  • road markings
  • safety barriers & site rails
  • bridges
  • culverts
  • roadside vegetation

The 804km of road we have in our District is comprises of 526km of sealed road and 278km of unsealed road which is  managed for us through a contract with Inframax Construction

Please note that Council is not responsible for the State Highways (SH 3 & 31/39) that run through our District. If you have any concerns relating to the State Highways, please contact the New Zealand Transport Agency directly. For up to date traffic information on State Highways, please visit

Reporting Issues

If you have noticed a fault please call us on 07 873 4000 or Report an Issue 

A fault can include any of the following:

  • Potholes or other road failure
  • Slips or dropouts
  • Fallen trees
  • Spills or rubbish on the road
  • Blocked drains or culverts
  • Guardrail or bridge damage
  • Glass or debris on the road
  • Damaged signs
  • Broken footpath
  • Graffiti
  • Streetlights not working

Having an endorsed Road Transport Activity Procurement Strategy for all subsidised land transport activities is a requirement of the Waka Kotahi Procurement Manual. It is planned to create strategies which obtain best value for money which is a requirement of the Land Transport Management Act. Go to page HERE.