Ice Gritting in winter
Every year in New Zealand, adverse weather conditions contribute to crashes on our roads. However, bad weather seldom causes crashes. Crashes generally occur because people haven’t adjusted their driving to take weather conditions into account.
In an effort to improve driver awareness of ice prone sites council has invested in over 300 warning signs in key locations.
When the road surface has a thick layer of ice.
Some roads are gritted at night when there is widespread ice forecast.
We do not do private gritting. Please make your own arrangements if you want to organise gritting on private car parks, etc. Footpaths are not gritted.
For any enquiries about gritting of state highways, please call the New Zealand Transport Agency on 0800 44 44 49.
No. If you have an accident, please call your insurer. We provide a service to alleviate winter road conditions, but you need to be aware of hazards and drive to the conditions.