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Two roads in Tararua District have been closed over safety concerns.

Troup Road in Woodville was closed earlier this week due to the roads deteriorating condition, causing it to be hazardous to light vehicles.

It is expected the road will re-open tomorrow.

Coast Road has also been closed due to hill subsidence.

Site assessments have been done to see how it can be stabilised.

Meanwhile the Tararua District Council has heard that the cost of roading damage from Cyclone Hale and other weather related events in January could be up to $2.8 million.

Roads around Te Uri, Weber and Waitahora were the most affected from the 131 faults across the roading network in January.


Waipawa couple Mark and Meredith Drake were this week’s ASB Bank Good As Gold winners.

The couple were nominated by 19-year-old Matt Bramley and featured on TV One’s Seven Sharp programme last night.

The couple have been in business for many years in Waipawa, and have given extensively to the community, as well as the Ronald McDonald House charity.

For being the Good As Gold winners, the couple were awarded $10,000.


The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council says a new controller box is being constructed for the rail crossing at Tamumu Road in Waipawa.

The existing controller was damaged over the New Year period.

Kiwirail says the new box will take some time to construct and install, and in the meantime train drivers are required to stop and blow their whistle to alert drivers before crossing.

Motorists are also advised to come to a complete stop and look both ways before crossing.


Police are seeking information after a trailer was taken from a property on Kairakau Road on Waitangi Day.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said the trailer was in a shed, and generally the gates to the property are locked.

He said the gates were left open on Monday due to contractors working at the property.

The trailer was taken sometime during the day, and Mr Walker said anyone who saw a tandem-axle, galvanised, relatively new trailer, is asked to contact Police.