COVID-19: Roading

For information changes to national roading services please visit NZTA's COVID-19 information page

All usual Whanganui District Council roading network operations, including maintenance and construction, resumed under Alert Level 3 and continue at Alert Level 2. 

Restricted access to the Whanganui River Road and Kaiwhaiki Road

  • Access to the Whanganui River Road and Kaiwhaiki Road is currently restricted to residents and essential and emergency services only. Signage is in place at both ends of the Whanganui River Road and at the entrance to Kaiwhaiki Road.
  • Please respect the restrictions and adhere to the government stipulation to avoid non-essential travel.

Horizons Regional Council has advised that the Whanganui Urban service will be mostly running to normal schedules from Thursday 14 May, 2020. 
Please note that due to physical distancing requirements there is limited capacity available on board – this is one of many arrangements in place to keep users and drivers safe, including a contact tracing form, keeping two metres from others at the bus stop, and keeping at least one seat between you and those not in your bubble on board.

There will be signage advising these measures on board. However, they may not be in place right away.

School buses have resumed service. 

The Whanganui – Palmerston North service has resumed its usual Monday - Friday timetable.