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Extreme weather events in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland caused damage to roads in 2023. 

Read the North Urban flood recovery update - May 2024 to stay updated on the progress of repair work in your area. 

We ask for your patience as we repair sites all over Auckland.

To report new issues, please contact us.

Completed slip repair sites

The following is a list of recently completed major sites in the North Urban area.

Work has also been completed on 67 minor sites, including hydroseeding with grasses to help stabilise the banks.

Our thanks go to everyone in each of these communities for your patience and understanding as we made necessary repairs and restored safe connections.

  • Beach Road, Torbay
  • Dairy Flat Highway, Dairy Flat (2 sites)
  • East Coast Road, Redvale (one of 2 sites)
  • Gills Road, Albany
  • Glenvar Road, Torbay
  • Hobbs Road, Whangaparaoa
  • Inkster Street, Birkenhead
  • Kaipatiki Road, Glefield
  • Mollyhawk Place, Birkenhead
  • Paremoremo Road, Paremoremo (4 large slip sites)
  • Ridge Road, Lucas Heights (2 sites and resilience work)
  • Riverhaven Drive, Wade Heads
  • Scott Road, Stillwater
  • Sir Peter Blake Parade, Bayswater
  • Tauhinu Road and The Close, Greenhithe
  • Tizard Road, Birkenhead

Duck Creek Road, Stillwater

4 July 2024

Duck Creek Road remains open but is reduced to one lane of traffic through the work site.

27 June 2024

Road status: open with stop/go traffic management in place

On 30 June 2024, work started between 296 and 325 Duck Creek Road, an area that was damaged by an underslip (slump below the road) during the Auckland Anniversary weather event in January 2023. Work includes:

  • cutting back the embankment adjacent to 307 Duck Creek Road and creating a temporary widened road
  • on the north (valley) side, constructing 2 timber retaining walls measuring 16 metres and 86 metres long
  • on the embankment (south) side, constructing a 95-metre-long retaining wall adjacent to 307 Duck Creek Road
  • finishing works such as pavement repairs, additional drainage, new kerb and channel, landscaping and fencing.

Duck Creek Road remains open but will be reduced to one lane of traffic through the work site. We will use a mix of temporary traffic management, such as temporary traffic lights, and a lower speed limit.

Aerial photo of Duck Creek Road showing underslip area marked with a red rectangle

Duck Creek Road design drawing

Topographic map of Duck Creek Road and surrounding areas, with numbers 296 to 325 marked by a red oval

Hibiscus Coast Highway, Hatfields Beach

Road status: open

4 July 2024

Repairs to the slip near the Ocean View Road intersection will begin soon. A new concrete palisade wall will be built, with footpath improvements also planned.

Hinemoa Terrace, Birkenhead

Road status: closed, resident access only

4 July 2024

In July, we will complete a planting programme that includes:

  • Lomandra tanika grass planting along the fence line
  • trellis and jasmine planting along the wall face
  • additional reinforcing matting and hydroseeding on the bank.

27 June 2024

Repairs to a huge slip on Hinemoa Terrace began in early February 2024. The new retaining wall has now been completed. Watercare has replaced a broken asbestos cement pipe at the end of Hinemoa Terrace and will do pressure testing and leak detection of other pipes by the end of June.

If all is well with the water pipes, final paving will begin from 1 July. On 5 July, Vector will be on site to move a power pole. 

A planting programme is in development.

Timber retaining wall on a grassy embankment with trees, viewed from street below

In addition to the large slip face, the road slumped along almost the entire length. The team have constructed of a timber retaining wall and placed rock at the base of the slip, where the ground condition is weak. 


15 February 2024

Construction is progressing well with piling underway to support a retaining wall.

2 February 2024

  • Contractors are moving equipment to the site prior to starting construction work next week.
  • Due to the narrowness of Hinemoa Terrace, and large machinery required for the repairs, access to properties will be restricted at times.
  • All vehicles will need to park outside of the works area on Hinemoa Street.

January 2024

  • Utility works in progress.
  • Wall construction works to start early February.

December 2023

Final designs completed.

20 July 2023

Awaiting Vector and Chorus service relocations and new streetlight layout

3 May 2023

  • Geotechnical testing is complete, and our contractor Fulton Hogan is now working on the final designs and specifications.
  • We’re currently working with Vector to find the best solution for the location of power lines.
  • Road status – closed in both directions.

26 April 2023

  • Finalising design with community board support.
  • Road status – closed, open to residents only.

John Brian Drive, Redvale

27 June 2024

Status: open, single lane

There are 2 slip sites on John Brian Drive. Work at Site 1 began in June, and construction of the new retaining wall should be complete by the end of June. New kerb and channels as well as paving repairs will follow.

Design options for Site 2 are being finalised.

Masterton Road, Rothsay Bay

27 June 2024

Work to repair the underslip and wash-out at the end of Masterton Road near the beach will start soon. Repairs include:

  • tree-pruning to enable works (this will be as minimal as possible)
  • construction of a 27-metre-long timber retaining wall and riprap (rock buttress) near the footpath and edge of the stream
  • finishing works such as road and footpath pavement and additional drainage facilities.

Pedestrian access to the beach will be maintained.

Washed out area with trees and rocks looking through gated fence at residential street

Spur Road, Stillwater

26 June 2024

Spur Road was affected by a large slumping area during the Anniversary Weekend floods in January 2023. Repairs will start within the next few months. 

The slip is near 230 Spur Road, and a new retaining wall will be built on the downhill side of the road (see image and map).

The bend of a road with slumping on one side and a grassy bank on the other

Map showing location of work area on Spur Road in a red box

Twin Wharf Road, Herald Island

Road status: open, single lane

27 June 2024

Road status: closed

In April 2024, enabling works started on Twin Wharf Road, Herald Island, where the road and footpath have slumped towards the water. Work here is expected to take several months to complete, as works will be conducted in stages.

Temporary stairs are in place to provide access while soil nails are being installed to stabilise the bank.

Trees and soil bank with badly sagging road marked with orange cones

Digger working on mud and concrete road with black plastic sheeting covering nearby sloping bank

January 2024

Final design is being reviewed.

20 July 2023

Preliminary design is being reviewed.

3 May 2023

  • We are doing geotechnical testing and drafting initial designs to build a new retaining wall to replace the wall that collapsed.
  • We plan to begin construction in early 2024 and expect to be finished by mid-2024, weather permitting.
  • Road status – one lane open.

Wade River Road, Stanmore Bay

Road status: Open - Single Lane.

January 2024

Design in being finalised.

20 July 2023

Design in progress.

25 May 2023

  • We are currently undertaking geotechnical testing and initial designs to build a new retaining wall to replace the damaged one
  • We plan to begin construction in early 2024 and, weather permitting, expect to be finished by mid 2024
  • Road status: One lane open

Other slip repairs

The following slip repairs are also on our list and currently in the design phase. We will share more information about each location under its own section when we have it. For now, other roads where slip repair work is planned include:

  • Albany Heights Road, Albany Heights
  • Brigham Creek Road, Whenuapai
  • Bush Road, Albany
  • East Coast Road, Red Vale
  • Huka Road, Birkenhead
  • Lannigan Street, Birkdale
  • Lonely Track Road, Albany
  • Rahui Road, Greenhithe
  • Raymond Terrace, Birkenhead
  • Wade River Road, Wade Head

Please note: All works are subject to change due to factors such as weather, resourcing and delivery of supplies. Information contained here is a guide for general purposes only.