Pohara Four Winds Pump Station and Rising Main

This page details the Pohara Four Winds project and provides regular updates.


The wastewater pump station next to Totally Roasted Café in Pohara (Four Winds WWPS), and the underground wastewater pipes between there and Clifton Road are being replaced.  The system was built in 1994 and since then the population along the coast has grown significantly exceeding the capacity of the pump station and pipelines. The pipes are also prone to breaking with discharges of raw wastewater to storm and farm drains and ultimately the Motupipi Estuary. 

As part of Council’s ongoing strategy to upgrade the wastewater network from Tata Beach to Takaka, this project will include building a larger improved pump station with storage capacity, increased earthquake resilience, odour treatment, and larger, stronger pipes to transport the wastewater. 

The new pump station will be close to the existing one, but set back further from the road (see proposed design images below). The new larger pipe will be laid in the road from the new pump station to outside 622 Abel Tasman Drive (near Clifton Road intersection). The pipe laying will be completed in short sections to minimise disruption to traffic. The pipeline is proposed on the seaward side of the road to minimise disruption to properties and to avoid conflicts with existing wastewater pipelines.

Proposed Design

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Pohara Four Winds Pump Station & Rising Main Proposed Design


Extent of proposed works.

Map showing how far the pipework will extend

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  • June 2018                   Contract awarded to Donaldson Civil Ltd
  • 10 Sept 2018              Construction begins
  • By 22 Oct 2018           Completion of Ellis Creek crossing and works outside 705 Abel Tasman Drive
  • By Dec 2018                Pipeline complete
  • By March 2019            Pump station complete
  • By 19 April 2019         Pump station operational

To minimise disruption to the community, work shutdown periods have been scheduled for the following dates:

  • December 2018 or January 2019 - Pipeline construction, connection to existing pipes and commissioning of new pipes will not be permitted
  • 14 December 2018 and 18 January 2019 - Pump station construction will not be permitted

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  • Concept and Preliminary designs completed
  • Resource consents have been obtained
  • Archaeological Authority has been obtained
  • Detailed design is complete
  • Land acquisition is complete
  • Consultation with iwi is on-going
  • Consultation with affected landowners and residents is ongoing
  • Work is scheduled to begin on 10 September 2018.

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More Information

  • To join the email list for project updates, please email projects@tasman.govt.nz and ask to join the ‘Pohara Four Winds project email list’.
  • For any queries please email the Takaka Customer Service Office on 03- 525 0056 or email projects@tasman.govt.nz.

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