TRAFFIC UPDATES: Roads across the north island have been impacted by recent weather events. We’ll provide updates on our Journey Planner website as information becomes available. View our traffic map for road closures and delays(external link)

SCAM ALERTS: Report a phishing scam or learn about the latest phishing emails

CONTACT CENTRE WAIT TIMES: Our Contact Centre is currently experiencing significant wait times. View frequently asked questions

ONLINE TRANSACTIONS: We are experiencing issues with credit and debit card transactions on our website. We are working with the payment provider to resolve this as soon as we can. 

CONTACT CENTRE WAIT TIMES: Our Contact Centre is currently experiencing significant wait times. View frequently asked questions

REGO AND RUC LABEL ERROR: There was a postage error with labels purchased on the 15 August 2022. Find out more

ROAD USER CHARGES (RUC) DISCOUNT: Find out more about the temporary RUC reduction scheme

ONLINE SERVICES: We are currently experiencing issues with all our online services at the moment. We are working to resolve the services as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

COVID-19 SERVICES UPDATE: Information on Waka Kotahi services, extensions and more

ONLINE SERVICES: We currently have an issue with receiving some payments and are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.

EASTER WEEKEND – PLAN AHEAD: Heading away for the long weekend? Check our holiday journeys tool(external link)

SCAM ALERTS: Refund email and Vehicle licence (rego) renewal phishing emails

CONTACT CENTRE PHONE LINES: Our Contact Centre phone lines are currently unavailable. View frequently asked questions

Upcoming engagement

Want to learn more about the Papakura to Drury project?

Join us at our next community open day on Saturday 10 December 2022 to find out more about construction progress on Stage 1A and the latest news on other stages, including what was lodged with our consent applications for Stage 1B2.

Open day

Saturday 10 December 2022
10am to 1pm

Drury Hall
10 Tui Street
Drury 2113

We look forward to seeing you there!

Map of the project route from Papakura interchange to Bombay interchange

Summary of engagement to date


In July 2021, the SH1 Papakura to Drury South project team held two community engagement events to update the local community on the intricate staging of the project, construction progress on Stage 1A and the consent applications lodged for Stage 1B1, including at the Drury Interchange.  The open days were held at the Sir Edmund Hillary (Papakura) Library on 10 July and Franklin – The Centre on 31 July.

SH1 Papakura to Drury - Stage 1B1 overview infoboards - July 2021 [PDF, 2.9 MB]


In November and December 2020, the SH1 Papakura to Drury South project team held six community engagement events to update the local community on progress, next steps and listen to feedback.

Key 2020 feedback themes



Desire to see faster progress than previous projects on the Southern Motorway

The importance of meeting project delivery timeframes

Desire for disruption to residents and road users to be minimised

Positive response to route protection


Support for infrastructure being future proofed for growth


Support for the treatment of stormwater from the highway

Positive response to using swales and wetlands for treatment and flood mitigation

Walking and cycling

Support for the walking and cycling path and improved local connections

Concern about how people on foot and people on wheels interact on a shared pathway

Papakura to Drury South engagement summary 2020 [PDF, 1 MB]


In September and October 2018 we shared and sought feedback on the preferred option for this project as part of the wider Supporting Growth Programme’s southern public consultation period.

Key 2018 findings


Growth story

Concern whether plans will be sufficient for growth.

Desire for more certainty around decisions and timing.

Strategic connections

Desire for connections to schools, rail, jobs and Pukekohe West growers.

Concern about Drury as both a pinch point and safety hazard.

Consider truck – train interchange and park and ride facilities.

Mixed feedback on using the additional capacity lanes for special vehicles versus general traffic.

Concern over dedicated bus lanes duplicating the existing rail network.

Mill Road southern section

Protection of sites and connections with Pukekohe and SH22.

Desire for disruption to existing residents to be minimised.

Split preference for trucks and traffic to be located away from existing homes versus those wanting a direct route close to those homes.

Walking and cycling

Strong support for increased walking and cycling networks and capacity.

Cycle lanes need to be separated from cars for safety, noise and fumes.

Personal safety and safety between modes was cited as a concern.

Desire for links into communities and connections to public transport (PT).

Public transport

High level of agreement that more frequent services and better journey times would encourage them to use PT.

Key issues were ensuring a reliable and genuine express service, with a need for quality connections and ease of access to the network.


Concern about severance to Drury caused by planned interchange.

Desire to see faster progress than the SH1 Southern Corridor Improvements project.

Questions about extending the first phase south from Drury to Ramarama.

Papakura to Bombay engagement summary 2018 [PDF, 842 KB]


In August to September 2017 we sought feedback on proposed improvements to SH1, including a shared walking and cycling path, additional lanes, new or upgraded interchanges, new local road connections and Intelligent Transport Systems such as variable speed limits.

Consultation summary 2017 [JPG, 403 KB]

Key 2017 findings


Project objectives

The proposed improvements improve access for a growing population

It’s important that infrastructure keeps pace with growth

People need more encouragement to use public transport

Ensure the roads are built to last and resilient to the impact of climate change

Walking and cycling

A shared path would provide health benefits and increase local transport choices

The path should connect to residential areas and be protected from the noise of the motorway

Some participants questioned the utilisation of shared paths in the area

An additional northbound and southbound lane

Support for an additional northbound and southbound lane

Participants suggested longer merge lanes and lanes for slow vehicles and buses

New or upgraded interchanges

Support for the interchanges at Papakura, Drury, Ramarama and Bombay to be upgraded

Intelligent transport systems

Mixed feedback on variable speed limits

Support for ITS to manage traffic flow and capacity

New local road connections

Support for Mill Road Extension and Pukekohe Expressway

Further comments

Suggested transport improvements within the local area, including a train station at Drury and extra lanes along Great South Road

Improve local amenity at Drury, including reducing traffic and easing congestion

Reserve a lane for trucks, to improve traffic flow Fast-track the project