NZTA say that safety is a major issue for this region, so they have a number of safety initiatives underway on SH1 Ōtaki to Levin:
A review of speed limits on SH1 from Ōtaki to Levin will begin in the near future. While technical advice will be an important part of this review, local knowledge and experience of using these roads is also vital to this process, and we will be actively seeking input and feedback from the community.
Source, 04 October 2019 Media release: Ōtaki to north of Levin.
If you have comments on the safety of SH1 or speed limits between Ōtaki and Levin please add them on this blog post so the WBRA Committee knows and understands your views. I expect the Committee will want to make a submission on behalf of the Waikawa Beach community.
Of particular interest for all of us of course is the intersection with Waikawa Beach Road.
Comments you make on the blog post may be quoted in any submission we put in.
Another option is to email your comments to the Secretary, but leaving comments here allows others in the community to add their responses and discuss the ideas.