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About the road revocation

With the Ara Tūhono Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway now open, we are working with the NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) to change the main road from Pūhoi to Warkworth, currently known as Old State Highway 1, from a highway into a local road.

This process, called revocation, will transfer the responsibility for maintaining Old State Highway 1 and managing its assets to Auckland Transport from the NZTA. The process is expected to be complete by 1 July 2024.

New road names

These parts of the road will have new road names:

  • from the end of Hibiscus Coast Highway (near Billing Road) travelling north to McKinney Road will now be called Pōhuehue Road
  • from Hudson Road travelling northwest to the Pukerito roundabout (this section of road remains under NZTA control). This road name is still to be decided by the local board.

These parts of the road have existing local road names that will not change:

  • Auckland Road – from McKinney Road travelling north to Whitaker Road
  • Brown Road – from Whitaker Road travelling north to the Hill Street/Sandspit Road intersection
  • Great North Road – from the Hill Street/Sandspit Road intersection travelling northwest to Hudson Road.

The road name changes (except for the section under NZTA control) will be effective on 1 July 2024, the same day as the revocation completion date.

About the new road name, Pōhuehue Road

The stretch of Old State Highway 1 from Hibiscus Coast Highway (near Billing Road) travelling north to McKinney Road was renamed Pōhuehue Road by Rodney Local Board in May 2024.

The name comes from the Pōhuehue rural locality on which much of the stretch of road sits. European settlers who came to the area in the 1860s called it Little Scotland.

The area is home to many farms, orchards, and vineyards. It is also home to the Moirs Hill Walkway, located in the Pōhuehue Scenic Reserve, Pōhuehue Falls, and the Pōhuehue Viaduct.

Address change

You do not need to do anything. NZ Post and other mail companies will continue delivering your mail as normal throughout the process.

Address name databases and mapping services, such as Google Maps, will update automatically with the road name changes on 1 July 2024.

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