Feedback is being sought by the NZ Transport Agency on its proposal to put in place a variable speed limit of 70km/h on State Highway 1 either side of the turnoff to Moeraki Boulders, in the Waitaki District.
State Highway 1 is closed south of Kaikoura between Peketa and Goose Bay due to the wet weather and rockfalls in several places. Drivers wanting to head to or from Kaikoura should use the Inland Road (Route 70) via Waiau. The aim is to reopen to daytime traffic on Thursday however, we will update mid this afternoon. The normal open hours for the highway are 6 am to 8 pm daily.