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Riverworks Report

Riverworks Report

Updated 10 June 2019 10:12am

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Flood Protection Operations River Works Schedule

Period 10 June to 16 June 2019




Wairarapa Area



Lower Wairarapa Valley

Ruamahanga - Waihenga Bridge

Ruamahanga - Backwater Road   

Ruamahanga - Onoke Cameron

Ruamahanga - Pukio East

Huangarua upstream Ponatahi Bridge 2km

Ruamahanga downstream Waihenga Bridge 3km

Turanganui above Te Arata Bridge

Tauanui above & below Bridge

Gravel extraction

Gravel extraction

Rock edge protection

Mulching stopbank

Gravel extraction       

Gravel extraction       

Bed & beach recontouring     

Channel alignment                                        

Tauherenikau River

Diversion Road


Diversion Road to Rail Bridge

Stopbank mulching

Willow mulching

Bed/Beach recontouring, vegetation clearing, ripping, gravel groynes

Upper Ruamahanga River

1km Upstream Gladstone Bridge

2km Upstream Kokotau Bridge

3km Upstream Double Bridges

Gravel extraction - Hooper Contracting

Gravel extraction - Parker Contracting

Groyne construction/maintenance, gravel extraction - Higgins Contracting Ltd

Waiohine River              

1.5km Downstream SH2

Gravel extraction - Fulton Hogan

Rock groyne repairs - Higgins

Waingawa River

Skeets Rd heading downstream to Confluence

GW Field Staff (Willow pole planting) & McAuleys Contracting Ltd

Waipoua River


No in channel work

Other Wairarapa rivers & streams

Waihora (outside of scheme under our consent)

Bed & beach recontouring

Wellington Area


Hutt River

Belmont and Moonshine

Mulching on bank edge

Other Wellington rivers  & streams


No in channel work

Kapiti Area



Otaki River

Below highway

Mulching old willows with digger

Waikanae River

Upstream and downstream of the Expressway Bridge 


Construct a small rockline

Rockline construction (Approval given by Environmental Regulation, under condition 35 of WGN980256, to work beyond 31 May 2019).

Other Kapiti rivers & streams


No in channel work

Please note: This list is a general description of the work planned during the next week. Please contact Flood Protection staff for further detail. Completion of this work is dependent on weather conditions and contractor availability.  All work listed may not be completed in the following week.