Highways Information Portal


New Zealand's state highway network has a vital role as the strategic road network for the country – enabling people to get to and from work quickly and efficiently, providing a convenient and robust route for freight, and connecting communities. Keeping the network safe, reliable and resilient is a top priority for us. We work closely with transport partners throughout the country in planning, operating and maintaining the state highway network, considering its impact on the environment and the immediate and long-term needs of the businesses and people who use it.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's role in managing New Zealand's state highways includes working with the government and partners throughout the country to identify and respond to opportunities to improve safety, capacity and efficiency on our roads. One of our key goals is to support economic growth and productivity throughout New Zealand. Together, we develop projects based on thorough analysis and, where appropriate, extensive consultation to ensure they can be implemented cost effectively while delivering immediate and long-term gains to road users and the economy as a whole.

The Highways Information Portal section is a comprehensive central hub, which accommodates all current standards, guidelines and processes relating to the design, assessment, operation and maintenance of state highways.

It has been developed from a series of documents previously published by Waka Kotahi. These documents, together with new material, have been gathered together in a single section to help in meeting and continually improving our quality assurance procedure requirements and is intended for use by Waka Kotahi staff and our suppliers.

In the 'Processes' pages, you'll find information that will guide you through the project lifecycle, while the 'Technical disciplines' pages provide subject specific information.


Technical disciplines

You can also find further information on the wider strategies and policies of Waka Kotahi throughout this website.

To leave feedback about this website email: hip.feedback@nzta.govt.nz

Latest news

Welcome to the Highways Information Portal

It is still the same site, now merged with the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency website for consistency across Waka Kotahi. 

Focus on resilience

We're shifting from system-centric resilience focus to include community and social benefits of a multi-modal land transport system. 

Technical advice notes

Technical advice notes available on the Highways Information Portal. 

Technical  disciplines

New technical disciplines pages are being added to the Highways Information Portal all the time. Be sure to check back regularly.