Newspaper Article 1966 – More big Runanga contracts

More big Runanga contracts

Contracts worth more than £250,000 have been let to date on the 5.4-miles Runanga deviation on the Napier-Taupo highway.

Two major contracts were announced in Napier today by the District commissioner of Works, Mr D. U. White.

The second of three formation contracts in the Runanga deviation has been let to Earthmovers (Waikato) for about £74,500.

Green and McCahill (Auckland) have been awarded a £35,000 contract for the construction of two bridges over the Waipunga river.

Mr. White said it was fortunate that the deviation was well under way when the No. 5 Roads District’s allocation was cut by the National Roads Board.


He said that priority would remain with the Runanga deviation, general maintenance, and the Frasertown bridge project near Wairoa.

The Earthmovers (Waikato) contract involves the formation of about 1½ miles of the deviation at the Taupo end.

The first formation contract was let last July to Green and McCahill for £114, 564. It involves 1½ miles at the Napier end. The third and final formation contact is expected to be open for tender about next September.

The Waipunga river bridges are to be built in the area of Green and McCahill’s formation contract.

According to Mr. White, this firm is making excellent progress. Early in the New Year there should be a track right along the deviation.

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Napier-Taupo Road

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21 July 1966


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