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Tukituki River Controlled Area Notice

This page provides advice for individuals on carrying out urgent works in response to Cyclone Gabrielle and compliance with conditions of consent.

Taking gravel from the Tukituki or Waipawa Rivers

The Tukituki Controlled Area Notice 2023 will expire at 11:59pm on Sunday 31 March 2024 and will not be renewed.

The biosecurity restrictions relating to gravel extraction under the Tukituki Controlled Area Notice 2023 will cease on the Waipawa River from Stockade Road to two kilometres downstream of the Patangata Bridge on the Tukituki River. This will also be applied to stockpiles that have been previously extracted from this area.

A consent to extract gravel from the rivers is still required from Regional Council, but there will be no biosecurity restrictions on the gravel’s end use.

Tukituki River Controlled Area Notice 2023

Chilean Needle Grass (CNG) and gravel

A CNG survey of the upper section of the Controlled Area was completed in December 2023 and did not detect any plants within the active channel.

If CNG is detected outside of the restricted area, Regional Council will reassess its position and consider what restrictions may be required.

Biosecurity restrictions downstream of Patangata Bridge

Biosecurity restrictions relating to gravel extraction will remain in place downstream of two kilometres below the Patangata Bridge to the Tukituki mouth at Haumoana - owing to known CNG sites in the active river channel and berms.

Controlled area map

Gravel extraction Tukituki CAN map

The information shown on this map is compiled from numerous sources, including LINZ, NIWA, StatsNZ, Eagle Technology, Natural Earth, and OpenStreetMap.



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