State Highway 1 road closure – Silverdale to Pūhoi


Kia ora neighbour,
We are writing to let you know about an upcoming full motorway closure on State Highway 1 (SH1) from
Silverdale to Pūhoi.
Details of the upcoming works
On Sunday 12 June, SH1 will be closed between Silverdale and Pūhoi from 9:00pm – 5am, as we form
the second stage of the new road layout. A detour will be in place from Silverdale via Hibiscus Coast
Highway.
From Monday 13 June 2022, northbound and southbound SH1 traffic will join Hibiscus Coast Highway
traffic on the new motorway alignment. Traffic heading north will exit from the Johnstone Hill Tunnels
and seamlessly merge onto the viaduct. SH1 traffic heading south towards the tunnels will merge onto
the new on-ramp, just after Pūhoi Road (See map of new layout below).
Should any of the above work be delayed due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, they will be
rescheduled to the next available night.
What this means for you
You may experience longer travel times while this work takes place, we advise planning ahead by
allowing extra travel time especially during the weekend and public holidays. To help plan for peak time
travel, visit the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency journey planner at https://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz
If you have queries about these works or the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth project, please contact
us on 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636) or at info@nx2group.com.
Ngā mihi
Stakeholder & Communications Team
Fletcher/Acciona Joint Venture on behalf of NX2

Puhoi Junction Changes in May

Kia ora Neighbour,

We are writing to let you know that in late May we will move to stage four of the Southern Connection works. The Southern Connection is where State Highway 1 (SH1) north of the Johnstone Hill Tunnels, will eventually connect to the new safer, more reliable and resilient motorway.

Details of the upcoming works

On Sunday 22 May, SH1 northbound lanes will be closed between Silverdale and Pūhoi from 9:00pm – 5am as we form the next stage of the new road layout. A detour will be in place from Silverdale via Hibiscus Coast Highway.   From Monday 23 May 2022, northbound Hibiscus Coast Highway (HCH) traffic will merge onto a small section of the new motorway, travel across Arawhiti ki Ōkahu (viaduct) and exit at the new Pūhoi off-ramp onto Pūhoi Road. This will provide our crews with a protected working area while they complete the next phase of work.

On Sunday 12 June, SH1 will be closed between Silverdale and Pūhoi from 9:00pm – 5am as we form the second stage of the new road layout. A detour will be in place from Silverdale via Hibiscus Coast Highway.  From Monday 13 June 2022, northbound and southbound SH1 traffic will join HCH traffic on the new motorway alignment. Traffic heading north will exit from the Johnstone Hill Tunnels and seamlessly merge onto the viaduct. SH1 traffic heading south towards the tunnels will merge onto the new on-ramp, just after Pūhoi Road.

Traffic will remain in one lane in each direction and motorists will not be able to drive on the Pūhoi viaduct (Arawhiti ki Pūhoi) until the rest of the 18.5 km motorway opens. Should any of the above work be delayed due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, it will be rescheduled to the next available night. (maps of new layout attached)

If you have queries about these works or the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth project, please contact us on 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636) or at info@nx2group.com.

Ngā mihi 

Roslyn Prictor

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

P. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)  E. info@nx2group.com         W. nx2group.com

A. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth   P.  P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

Fire Season Change

For your information, the fire season for the Auckland region is changing on Monday 28 March 2022 at 08:00.

The Auckland Region will be operating in three different zones:

  • Auckland mainland is changing to an Open Fire Season 
  • The populated islands of the Hauraki Gulf (Waiheke, Great Barrier, Rakino, Kawau & Ponui Islands) are changing to a Restricted Fire Season – Fire by permit only
  • All other islands of the Hauraki Gulf will remain in a Prohibited Fire Season – Total Fire Ban

All permits enquiries need to go through our website, www.firepermit.nz, if property owners wish to apply for the same burn as the previous year with the same conditions, they can apply for a renewal.

Any questions, please contact us on 0800 658 628 or email Firepermit.auckland@fireandemergency.nz

For further information please visit our website www.checkitsalright.nz

Kind Regards,

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National Advisory: Tsunami activity – expect strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges at the shore

Sunday 16 Jan – last updated 7:33 am

NATIONAL ADVISORY: TSUNAMI ACTIVITY – EXPECT STRONG AND UNUSUAL CURRENTS AND UNPREDICTABLE SURGES AT THE SHORE

Update: Tsunami activity continues to be observed.

We expect New Zealand coastal areas on the north and east coast of the North Island and the Chatham Islands to experience strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges at the shore following a large volcanic eruption at Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’pai in Tonga.  

Strong currents and surges can injure and drown people. There is a danger to swimmers, surfers, people fishing, small boats and anyone in or near the water close to shore. 

People in or near the sea should move out of the water, off beaches and shore areas and away from harbours, rivers and estuaries until this Advisory is cancelled. 

STAY OFF THE BEACHES AND SHORE AREAS

There is no need to evacuate other areas unless directly advised by local civil defence authorities. Coastal inundation (flooding of land areas near the shore) is not expected as a result of this event.  We are advising people to:

  • Move out of the water, off beaches and shore areas and away from harbours, rivers and estuaries.
  • Do not go to the coast to watch the unusual wave activity as there may be dangerous and unpredictable surges.
  • Listen to local civil defence authorities and follow any instructions.
  • Share this information with family, neighbours and friends.

Strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges have been observed on tsunami gauges and the threat must be regarded as real until this Advisory is cancelled.

This National Advisory has been issued following advice from GNS Science. This is the largest eruption from Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’pai Volcano so far, and the eruption is ongoing. The situation may change as new information becomes available. Listen to the radio or TV for updates, or check www.civildefence.govt.nz

Fire Season Update

For your information, the fire season for the Auckland mainland is changing on Monday 10 January 2022 at 08:00.

The Auckland Region will be operating in two different zones:

  • The Auckland mainland is changing to a Restricted Fire Season – Fire by permit only, from Monday 10 January 2022
  • All the islands of the Hauraki Gulf are in a Prohibited Fire Season – Total Fire Ban, since Wednesday 1 December 2021.

All permits enquiries need to go through our website, www.firepermit.nz, if property owner apply for the same burn as the previous year with the same conditions, they can apply for a renewal.

Are you satisfied?

Dear Neighbour,

We hope you are keeping safe and well.

Please find the link below to the biannual Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey –  September 2021.  Your participation in this survey is greatly appreciated and should take no longer than 2 – 4 minutes to complete:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CLKXQS5

We conduct this survey to review our performance and identify opportunities for improvement and value your feedback.

All participants who complete this survey will go into a draw to win a $50.00 Countdown voucher. This survey will close Thursday 30 September, and the winner drawn Friday 1 October.

Thanks in advance for your time.

Ngā mihi 

NX2 Stakeholder and Communications Team

P. 0508 P2WK INFO (0508 7295 4636)  E. info@nx2group.com         W. nx2group.com

A. 45 Wyllie Road, Warkworth   P.  P.O Box 690, Warkworth 0941

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