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Some homes were evacuated after an LPG tanker Truck rolled near on OngaOnga on Friday morning.

Emergency services were called around 8.30am after the truck rolled near the OngaOnga power substation.

Police setup cordons in the area due to a gas leak and shut OngaOnga Road until about 5.30pm Friday.

The truck’s driver was uninjured.


Mobility scooter users and cyclists are being advised to take care when using the concrete pathway on the Waipawa Bridge.

Damage has been reported to the pathway, making it difficult for those on bikes or scooters to avoid.

Waka Kotahi says repair work is scheduled to take place this week.


The Tararua District Council has had nearly $34.7 million confirmed from Waka Kotahi to repair roads in the district.

The emergency works funding was confirmed late last week, bringing the total the Council has received from Government to $44.7 million following Cyclone Gabrielle.

Emergency repair work in the district is estimated to take five years, and includes repairs to 20 compromised bridges, 551 dropouts, and over 1800 other faults within the roading network.

Council Chief Executive Bryan Nicholson said the funding gives some much-needed certainty on how to move forward.

Mayor Tracey Collis said securing the funding is key to restoring local roads.