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River path notification – Low-lying paths closed

Three of Hamilton’s low-lying river paths have been closed this morning (Wednesday 5 September) due to the level of the Waikato River.

The Waikato River catchment has received a large amount of rain over the last 48 hours, leading to a rise in the volume of water in the river.

Hamilton City Council staff have closed three low-lying paths in the interests of public safety.


The paths are in:

  • Fairfield Esplanade
  • Matakanohi Reserve
  • Pine Beach Esplanade.

Members of the public are urged not to pass beyond closed gates at those locations.

The Grantham St car park is also being monitored and may be closed if the river rises further.

Low-lying River paths by Fairfield Esplanade, Matakanohi Reserve, and Pine Beach Esplanade.

Low-lying River paths by Fairfield Esplanade, Matakanohi Reserve, and Pine Beach Esplanade.

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