Community drop-in sessions for new Ōtaki to north of Levin highway


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is inviting people to learn more about recent work on the four-lane Ōtaki to north of Levin highway and walking and cycling path.

The new highway and shared path will make travel between Ōtaki and Levin safer and more reliable, increase transport choices and support economic growth in the region.

Director of Regional Relationships Linda Stewart says Waka Kotahi is looking forward to sharing the progress made since previous discussions with the community and next steps.

“We’ve had technical specialists conduct investigations into areas such as ecology, heritage, social impacts, noise, and engineering, and look forward to sharing the insights they are bringing to the project with the community.

“The result of this comprehensive work reflects what the community has identified as important to them: the impact of a new highway and how its development can enhance the community. This work has the potential to be an enduring legacy for the communities along the corridor,” Ms Stewart says.

A series of drop-in sessions will be held throughout May to share more information on the new highway and provide the community with the opportunity to provide further feedback ahead of Resource Management Act applications for consents later this year.  

Public feedback and local knowledge are important to ensure the new highway serves the community the best way possible, and that Waka Kotahi is appropriately managing any impacts.

Dates and locations of drop-in sessions, and information on other ways to catch up with the latest news is available on the Waka Kotahi website.

Ōtaki to north of Levin proposed new highway project page

Drop-in session information

The community is invited to attend any of the below drop-in sessions to find out more about the new highway, talk with the project team, and provide feedback:




Ō2NL Levin project office

171 Oxford Street, Levin

Thursday 5 May

2pm - 6pm

Poroutawhao Hall

790 State Highway 1, Levin

Saturday 7 May

9:30am - 11:30am

Ō2NL Levin project office

171 Oxford Street, Levin

Saturday 7 May

1pm - 3:30pm

Ohau Hall

14 Muhunoa West Road, Ohau

Saturday 14 May

9am - 11:30am

Manakau School

9 Mokena Kohere St, Manakau

Saturday 14 May

1pm - 4pm


Masonic Village Café

685 Queen Street, Levin 

Thursday 19 May

8am - 10am


Ō2NL Levin project office

171 Oxford Street, Levin

Thursday 19 May

Noon - 3:30pm

Ōtaki Memorial Hall

Next to the Otaki Library, Main Street, Ōtaki

Thursday 19 May

5pm - 7:30pm

Ō2NL Levin project office

171 Oxford Street, Levin

Saturday 21 May

9:30am - noon