There are concerns from the community about the speed people are travelling along this road and through the towns of Ngatea, Paeroa, Waihī and Katikati. The current speed limits are not safe for the way people use the road.
Our priority is to make this a safer stretch of road as soon as possible so that everyone living on and using State Highway 2 can get where they are going safely.
One way we can do this is reviewing the current speed limits, but we need your help to make sure we’ve got it right.
We know local people know their roads best. Let us know what you think about speed on this road. Does it feel safe for the way people use it? Is it affecting your community?
We will take the feedback we get from you and others who use or live along this road into account when we look at possible changes to the speed limits.
Mangatarata to Katikati speed review brochure [PDF, 2.1 MB]
Why safe speeds are important
- Safer speeds are safer for everyone.
- Even when speed doesn’t cause a crash, it is what will determine whether anyone is killed, injured, or walks away unharmed from that crash.
- As your speed increases, you have less time to react.
- When speeds are safe for the road, simple mistakes are less likely to end in tragedy.
- A small change in speed can make a big difference to the outcome of a crash.
- The speeds on a road impact how safe other road users feel to walk, bike, or travel with their children on that same road.
Locals know their roads best, so we want to hear from you.
We’ll use your feedback to recommend what speed limits are best for these roads and then formally consult with you.
You can provide feedback between 22 March to 26 April 2021 by:
- emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- attending a drop-in session:
- Fairview Country Club
34 Sharp Road, Aongatete (6 minutes from Katikati)
Thursday 25 March 2021, 4pm to 6pm
- Woodturners Café
3815 State Highway 2, Mangatarata
Thursday 1 April 2021, 9am to midday
- L&P Café
2 Seymour Street, Paeroa
Thursday 1 April 2021, 2pm to 5pm
- Waihi RSA
71 Seddon Avenue, Waihi
Tuesday 6 April 2021, 2pm to 5pm
- additional drop-in session announced
- The Public Office
10 Orchard West Road, Ngatea
Friday 16 April, 9am-12pm
- commenting on our interactive map(external link)
How speed reviews work
Find out more about speed and the speed review process