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Updated: 12 September 2014

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Pūhoi – Warkworth RoNS granted final consent
12 September 2014
The NZ Transport Agency welcomes the final decision from a Board of Inquiry to grant designation and resource consents for the construction of the Pūhoi to Warkworth stage of the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance (RoNS).

Draft consent for Pūhoi-Warkworth motorway welcomed
25 July 2014
The NZ Transport Agency welcomes a draft decision by the Board of Inquiry to grant consents to construct the first section of a new motorway north of Auckland – the Pūhoi to Warkworth section of the Ara Tūhono Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance.

Transport Agency welcomes Ministers’ direction on Pūhoi
18 November 2013
The NZ Transport Agency says it welcomes a Ministerial decision to refer to a Board of Inquiry its application for designation and resource consents to construct the first section of the Ara Tūhono - Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance between Pūhoi and Warkworth.

Pūhoi/Warkworth highway consent documents available
9 September 2013
The NZ Transport Agency says details of its application and supporting documents to construct the Pūhoi to Warkworth section of the Ara Tūhono - Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance are now available on-line.

Planning alliance for Pūhoi - Warkworth RoNS consents
10 April 2013
The NZ Transport Agency has taken the next step towards construction of the Pūhoi to Warkworth section of the Ara Tūhono - Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance - by naming a special alliance that will prepare the NZTA's case for the consents its needs for the new highway.

Māori/English collaboration for Pūhoi to Wellsford RoNS
21 February 2013
The NZ Transport Agency and iwi and hapū from north of Auckland have adopted a dual name for the Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance that combines English and Māori.

NZTA announces preferred Pūhoi-to-Warkworth route
27 April 2012

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has announced the preferred route to build a new motorway between Pūhoi and Warkworth, just north of Auckland.

Pūhoi to Warkworth consultation closes on Friday
26 January 2011

The NZ Transport Agency says it is still wants to hear the views of people and community groups about the indicative route for the Pūhoi to Wellsford road of national significance before this Friday's deadline [28 January] for public feedback on the proposed route.

Indicative route announced for Pūhoi to Warkworth
17 November 2010

The NZ Transport Agency has announced details of its indicative route for a new four-lane highway between Pūhoi and Warkworth, and has begun consulting the community for feedback on the proposed route.

NZTA extends Pūhoi to Wellsford consultation
27 July 2010

Public feedback on the Pūhoi to Wellsford road of national significance has been so strong that the NZ Transport Agency is extending the consultation deadline a week to 2 August 2010.

Uncovering Dome Valley’s secrets – NZTA needs your help!
29 June 2010

The new Pūhoi to Wellsford road of national significance is about the future but the NZ Transport Agency says planning and construction of the route also has a lot to do with its historic past and its present day environment.

NZTA reaches into the community about new highway
22 June 2010
The NZ Transport Agency says planning for its new State Highway One from Pūhoi to Wellsford road of national significance is stepping up a gear this week with the start of direct consultation with communities.

Investigation work gets underway on Pūhoi to Wellsford
10 March 2010
Development of the Pūhoi-to-Wellsford road of national significance has taken an important step forward with the NZ Transport Agency awarding a contract for investigation work to decide what alignment the road will follow.

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