Wastewater improvements in the pipeline

Published on 30 August 2023

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Work to upgrade part of Kerikeri’s public wastewater system starts next week, with motorists warned of some disruption during the two-month project.

A wastewater pipeline is being installed to connect the Metlifecare Retirement Village - currently under construction on Cobham Road - to the public system. The new pipeline will divert flows from the upstream catchments to the north and west, easing capacity constraints in the current network.  

The areas impacted by the work will be from the entrance of the retirement village at 35 Cobham Road to the eastern end of Mill Lane.

Traffic lights and stop-go controls will be in place, with the speed limit reduced to 30km/h. The pedestrian footpath is not expected to be affected, and business access will be maintained.

The project, being carried out by Kaitāia Contractors Limited on behalf of Metlifecare, starts on Monday 4 September and is due to be completed in early November.

The construction at the retirement village is an expansion of the nearby Oakridge Villas. Once completed, the new section will boast a 64-bed care home and 34 independent living villas. That is in addition to the existing 103 villas and amenities pavilion.

Photo: Speed restrictions will be in place on Cobham Road while work is carried out.


Last updated 30 August 2023