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Matapihi speed limit review

We’re changing the speed limit for the entire Matapihi area to 60km/h.

We want to keep Matapihi roads safer for everyone, whether they’re driving, walking or biking. It will include the current 80km/h area as well as the remaining 70km/h area.

Matapihi speed limit proposal 60km

Why change the speed limit?

  • Accidents above 60km/h are proven to escalate in severity.
  • We’ve done a lot of work with Te Kura o Matapihi and others over recent years to make road conditions safer, but the speed limit remains an issue we need to address. 
  • The speed limit was discussed at a hui at Hungahungatoroa Marae in August 2017. Most people at that hui supported changing the speed limit for the entire Matapihi area to 60km/h. 
  • The Mataphi community were consulted on the proposed change in December 2017 and the majority supported the change.

Next steps

  • The speed limit change is planned for implementation later in 2018.
  • The new speed limit will be advertised in the local paper before the change takes place.

Last Reviewed: 12/06/2018

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