East & South Auckland flood recovery progress East & South Auckland flood recovery progress

Damage has been caused to roads by the recent extreme weather events in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland.

You can keep updated on the progress of the repair work in your area on this page.

We ask for patience while trying to repair sites all over Auckland.

To report new issues, please contact us.

Kingseat Road, Patamahoe

April 2024

  • Final retaining walls are underway to be followed by pavement.
  • A gabion wall and new culvert has been completed.

Manukau Heads Road, Awhitu Peninsula

Road status: Closed (Open to Residents Only)

14 February 2024

The project team has completed geotechnical testing and a hydrology assessment, and recommended a preferred option to re-establish the road link by building a short road bypass at the slip site. Preparation of the detailed design and resource consent work is underway. The project will include stormwater work to remove the risk of a storm causing the same damage again in the future.

20 July 2023

  • A safety fence has been installed at the slip location to restrict access. 
  • No access to lighthouse signage installed.
  • Local access gate has been upgraded to be used for residents access only.

17 May 2023

On Manukau Heads Road, Awhitu Peninsula, a major slip occurred just a few hundred meters from the Manukau Lighthouse. The slip severed the road connection, and public access is unavailable to the lighthouse and other nearby properties. The aerial photo below shows the extent of the slip, which extends approximately 80m downwards from the road.

It has been estimated that around 90,000m3 of soil moved during the slip.   

Image showing an aerial view of the major slip on Manukau Heads Road, Awhitu Peninsula

Initial assessment

The initial assessment indicates that stabilising the slip and restoring the road connection will not be a short process. A robust evaluation of potential repair options is needed, along with site investigations, to ensure that the correct information is available to make an informed decision before committing funds to design and constructing a permanent solution. 

With the prospect of the restoration of the road connection being 12 – 18 months away, a discussion is needed on whether there is a need to restore temporary public access in the interim. This would also not be a short process because it would require land that AT does not own.

The most recent traffic data indicates that before the slip, approximately 240 vehicles per day travelled to the lighthouse during the summer of 2020.

Manukau Lighthouse

Road access to the Lighthouse remains closed to the public.