Ara Tūhono - Pūhoi to Wellsford

Nominated as a Road of National Significance by the Government in 2009, NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has been working with Iwi and hapu representatives on a range of issues in relation to this build.

The manawhenua alliance known as Hōkai Nuku comprises of representatives of Ngāti Manuhiri, Te Uri o Hau (represented by Ngāti Mauku/Ngāti Kauae) Ngāti Rango and Ngāti Whātua Iwi, with the support Ngāti Paoa. They currently provide cultural advice to NZTA, particularly around identifying areas of cultural significance along the proposed route and mechanisms for the protection of these precious taonga.

For an update on the project please click here to go to the NZ Transport Agency website.