Hinekura Road Remediation Project (Jan-June 2022)


Following several severe weather events, 1673 Hinekura Road was impacted by a series of major slips that made the road impassable on several occasions in 2020 and 2021, including a significant slip prior to Christmas 2021. The landslide had likely been active for many years and was prone to ongoing movement and instability following heavy rain.

This project page lays out the timetable and plans to stabilise the road and surrounding area, and prevent further erosion, before a landslide of even greater magnitude in June 2022 left the road substantially damaged. The Council is now considering alternative routes.

Erosion and landslide remediation plan

Greater Wellington Regional Council made a risk mitigation recommendation to Council in August 2021 which was accepted. A copy of their report is attached. Based on this report, a project plan was created, also attached, and work commenced to:

  • remove damaged and leaning trees from the hillside
  • construct a new dam
  • construct new drainage across the road
  • drain and decommission the old dam
  • fence to exclude stock from planting area
  • replant to encourage ground stability.

This project plan was also presented to residents at a meeting at Hinekura Hall on 2 December 2021 where a robust yet constructive discussion was held. Work commenced in January 2022 and the monthly updates can be found below.

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Progress report Downloads


Day: 928 of 299
Start: 5 Jan, 2022
End: 31 Oct, 2022


Hancock Hill,
Hinekura Road,


Road Reconstruction


Fulton Hogan

Engineering, design and funding:
GWRC, part funding.

Traffic management, road monitoring:
Ruamahanga Roads

South Wairarapa District Council

Project Report

A&SAG1Sept21D1 Hinekura Road Report

Project Plan

Hinekura Road programme_gantt_revised 04052022


Hinekura Hill_photo gallery 04052022

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