NPDC crews busy clearing roads, managing floods and sewer overflows

Lifestyle Local News Public Notice Road Closure

**UPDATE: 1pm 21 August



  • It’s great to see people getting out and about today during the fine spells.
  • We still have a bit of cleaning up to do and our team are on the ground helping residents and fixing things.
  • You can find the latest weather forecast from MetService, state highway updates from Waka Kotahi or check out Taranaki Emergency Management Office for local updates. 


Temporary toilets remain for some areas of Waitara and Inglewood; asking residents to save water

  • The wastewater system is operating at capacity in Waitara and Inglewood, meaning some private toilets slow are slow to flush, so we’re providing portaloos for people to use if they need them.
  • Contractors will maintain the temporary toilets over the weekend at the following locations:
    • Inglewood
      • 2 on Brown Street.
      • 6 in and around Konini Street. One of these will be accessible.
    • Waitara
      • 6 in and around Jackson/Leslie and Seymour streets. One of these will be accessible.
      • 6 in and around Parris Street. One of these will be accessible.
  • The toilets in some homes in these areas may have already experienced overflows.
  • People are asked to conserve water eg: avoid using your washing machine for a few days and shorten showers.
  • There are no new waste water overflows in Waitara.
  • Konini Street and the Oxidation pond in Inglewood continue to overflow.
  • We have advised the Taranaki District Health Board and other partners.
  • We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause during this extreme weather event.


Roads & Bridges

  • Te Rewa Rewa Bridge is open again today.
  • Flooding has closed Upland Rd, between SH3 and Upper Lepper Rd.
  • Roads previously listed have been cleared and we will be assessing them next week.
  • We ask that drivers take caution when driving around the maunga.