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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is currently identifying roads where reviewing speed limits could make a big difference in preventing deaths and serious injuries, and where communities are calling for change.

Please use the drop-down filter below to select speed limit reviews by region.

Northland

Speed review location Road type Length Current limit Proposed limit Crash history*
(2009–2018)
SH10 Awanui to Taipa Rural corridor 17.4km 100km 80km 9
SH1 Moerewa to Kawakawa Rural corridor 2.8km 100km 80km 8
SH11 Puketona to Haruru Rural corridor 12.8km Variable from 70–100km Variable from 50–80km 16

* No. deaths and serious injuries.

Auckland

Speed review location Road type Length Current limit Proposed limit Crash history*
(2009–2018)
SH1 Brigham Creek to Waimauku Corridor 7.8km Variable between 70–100km Variable from 50–80km 40
SH22 Drury to Pukekohe Corridor 12.9km Variable between 70–100km Variable between 60–80km 44
SH1 Wellsford to Warkworth Corridor 17.4km Variable between 70–100km Variable between 60–80km 57

* No. deaths and serious injuries.

Bay of Plenty

Speed review location Road type Length Current limit Proposed limit Crash history*
(2009–2018)
SH30/SH33 Rotorua to Paengaroa          

* No. deaths and serious injuries.

Canterbury

Speed review location Road type Length Current limit Proposed limit Crash history*
(2009–2018)
SH8 Burkes Pass Corridor 0.58km 80km 60km 0
SH8 Tekapo Township Corridor 2.57km Variable between 60–80km Variable from 50–80km 1

* No. deaths and serious injuries.

Otago

Speed review location Road type Length Current limit Proposed limit Crash history*
(2009–2018)
SH1 Waihola Township     70km 60km  
SH88 Port Chalmers Township     50km 40km  
SH6 Luggate Township     70km 50km  

* No. deaths and serious injuries.

Southland

Speed review location Road type Length Current limit Proposed limit Crash history*
(2009–2018)
SH6/SH94 Lumsden Township     Variable from 70–100km Variable from 50–80km  

* No. deaths and serious injuries.


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SH5 Hawke’s Bay speed review

Current limit: 100km/h
Proposed limit: 80km/h
Road type: State highway

New permanent speed limits have been set and take effect from 18 February 2022.

SH51 Hawke’s Bay speed review

Current limits: various 70km/h to 100km/h
Proposed limits: various 60km/h to 80km/h
Road type: State highway

New permanent speed limits have been set and take effect from 29 October 2021.

SH7 Maruia Springs to Reefton speed review

Current limit: various from 60km/h to 100km/h
Road type: urban corridor and rural highway

Hamilton City SH1, SH3 and SH26

Current limits: Various 60km/h to 100km/h
Proposed limits: Various 50km/h to 80km/h
Road type: Urban corridors

New permanent speed limits have been set and take effect from 10 December 2021.

SH73/SH75 Christchurch to Akaroa and SH74 Lyttelton speed review

Current limit: various from 40km/h to 100km/h
Proposed limit: various from 30km/h to 80km/h
Road type: state highway and side roads

SH1 Waikato Expressway Hampton Downs to Tamahere speed review

Current limit: 100km/h (with some roads still to be constructed)
Proposed limit: 110km/h
Road type: urban corridor

High Street, Motueka (SH60) speed review consultation

Current limit: various from 50km/h to 40km/h
Proposed limit: various from 50km/h to 30km/h
Road type: urban corridor

SH24 Matamata, SH29 Te Poi to Tauriko, and SH29A Tauriko to Te Maunga

Current limit: various from 50km/h to 100km/h
Road type: Rural corridor and towns

SH2 Ngauranga to Featherston

Current limits: various from 70km/h to 100km/h
Road type: state highway