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Matapiro Bridge

Key points so far

  • Community division: The absence of the bridge has caused a division within the community.
  • Temporary crossing challenges: The current temporary crossing offers short-term relief, but it is vulnerable to damage during significant rainfall events.
  • Project timeline: The objective is to deliver a permanent replacement structure to the community by June 2025.
  • Alignment choice: Reconstructing the bridge on the existing alignment is deemed the optimal approach to meet the required timeline and stakeholder expectations.

Community meetings

Details of community meetings will be added here, as and when confirmed.


Feasibility study July 2023
Mana whenua engagement and site investigations September 2023, ongoing
Pre-application discussions with Hawke's Bay Regional Council (HBRC) and demolition October 2023
Draft methodology and construction drawings TBC
Resource consent lodgement and processing October-November 2023
Packaged design delivery TBC
Blessing ahead of works beginning TBC
Works begin Early 2024
Public open day TBC
Blessing to open bridge Mid 2025

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