Ex-tropical Cyclone Dovi clean-up

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Update 15 February

  • We’re still clearing up after strong winds and heavy rain brought down trees and a footbridge and caused sewage overflows across the district at the weekend.
  • Ex-tropical Cyclone Dovi arrived late Friday and brought wind gusts of up to 128km an hour and more than 30 mm of rain over Saturday and Sunday.
  • The foot bridge across the Whenuariki Stream at Ahu Ahu beach has collapsed and remains closed.
  • The Coastal Walkway from Belt Road to the Port is open again after being cleared of rocks and debris.
  • Roads still closed on Tuesday due to fallen trees are:
    • Humphries St and Lincoln Rd, Inglewood
    • Mimi Rd
    • Ngatoto Road North
  • Inglewood had two wastewater overflows, at the oxidation ponds into Kurapete Stream on Friday and at Konini Street into a tributary of the Waiongana Stream on Saturday.
  • Heavy rain and a power outage in Waitara overwhelmed wastewater pump stations and resulted in a sewage discharge into the sea.
  • We’re sorry this occurred and we’ve been in touch with iwi and hapū, Taranaki Regional Council, the Taranaki District Health Board and other recreational users.
  • Warning signs have gone up advising people not to swim or gather kai (for 28 days) in affected areas.
  • Keep up with the latest information on the Can I Swim page on our website.



Footbridge at Ahu Ahu, attribute to Tim Costelloe.

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