Closure of SH43 between Mangaotuku Road and Whangamomona Road this Thursday


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that SH43 Ohura Road between the intersections of Mangaotuku and Whangamomona Roads will be closed this Thursday (26 May) between 10.05am and 7.15pm for the 2022 Targa Rally.

Stop press update: 25 May 2022, 12.57 pm

The location of work to be undertaken on Thursday 26 May is updated. See below.

There will be no access on and off the highway from side roads during this time, with the exception of emergency services on emergency response. 

All affected residents will have received a letter providing an emergency telephone number of Targa New Zealand Rally Base and other important information. 

The following local road closures in Stratford District will also be in place Thursday and Friday to allow for the Rally:

Thursday 26 May 2022

Between the hours of 9.05 am and 1.35 pm:

  • Makara Road: Ratapiko Road to Croydon Road

Friday 27 May 2022

Between the hours of 12.00 pm and 4.30 pm:

  • Wawiri Road: Ahuroa Road to Makuri Road
  • Makuri Road: Wawiri Road to Douglas Road
  • Douglas Road: Makuri Road to approximately 356 Douglas Road

Between the hours of 12.40 pm and 5.10 pm:

  • Wingrove Road: 200m from its intersection with Skinner Road to Cheal Road
  • Cheal Road: Wingrove Road to Oru Road
  • Oru Road: Cheal Road to Rawhitiroa Road (South Taranaki) 

People are asked to please take alternative routes during this time. 

Waka Kotahi acknowledges the inconvenience caused by these closures and thanks the community and motorists in advance for their cooperation and patience while this event takes place. 

Please contact the Ultimate Rally Group on 0800 827 427 or for questions or comments regarding the event.