Te Ahu A Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Roading Project
The Manawatū Tararua highway or Te Ahu a Turanga is a 12.4km-long highway being developed across the Manawatū Gorge, which is located between Hawke’s Bay and Manawatū in New Zealand.
The project aims to provide a resilient connection across the gorge, following the closure of the Manawatū Gorge State Highway 3 (SH3).
The new route expected to be completed in 2024 will improve connectivity between the Manawatu, Tararua, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa regions and provide a safe alternative to the previous route. It will reduce travel time between Woodville and Ashhurst to 13 minutes for general traffic and 18 minutes for freight traffic.
Together with Rangitane o Manawatu, Ngati Kauwhata, Ngati Raukawa and Kahungunu, we are partners in the Te Ahu a Turanga Alliance. The other Alliance partners are Waka Kotahi, HEB, WSP, Fulton Hogan and Aurecon. We have a seat on the governance board and the Iwi Working Group (IWG).
Jo Heperi - Kaimahi
Peter Holm - Kaitiaki
Kuini Hoera - Kaitiaki Cadet