29 Aug 2022

No certainty on time to reopn Mangamuka Gorge to Kaitaia

From Checkpoint, 5:17 pm on 29 August 2022

Northland residents are being warned the severely damaged Mangamuka Gorge could take ages to repair after it was taken out in last week's storms.

The section of SH1 only just reopened last year after major slips cut off the road, with piles needed to stabilize the hill.

Now Kaitaia locals and visitors are again having to take the long way round via SH10 and that means more time and money in freight, petrol costs and lost tourists.

To get the latest on the road repair we're joined by Mark Owen from Waka Kotahi.