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State Highway 50 (SH 50) is a New Zealand state highway that runs through the Hawke's Bay Region.

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State Highway 50
Route information
Maintained by NZ Transport Agency
Length91.5 km (56.9 mi)
Major junctions
North endPort of Napier
South end SH 2 near Takapau
TownsNapier, Fernhill, Maraekakaho, Tikokino
Highway system
SH 49SH 51



SH 50 begins at the Port of Napier travelling down Breakwater Road, Ahuriri Bypass and Hyderabad Road turning west onto Prebensen Drive. It then intersects SH 2, running concurrent with SH 2 and the Hawke's Bay Expressway and heads southbound leaving Napier city. At the intersection with Links Road it turns west, leaving the expressway and continuing on rural road via Fernhill, Maraekakaho and Tikokino before terminating at SH 2 near Takapau.

Major intersectionsEdit

Territorial authority Location km jct Destinations Notes
Napier City Napier 0   Port of Napier
Breakwater Road
SH 50 begins
4.2   Hyderabad Road – City Centre To ( )
    SH 2 north (Hawke's Bay Expressway) – Napier Airport, Gisborne SH 50/SH 2 concurrency begins
6.9     SH 51 (Taradale Road) – City Centre, Clive, Hastings Coastal Route
Hastings District Pakowhai 13.2   Pakowhai Road
  SH 2 south (Hawke's Bay Expressway) – Hastings
SH 50/SH 2 concurrency ends
Staggered intersection converted to roundabout in 2018[1]
Waiohiki 15.5   Waiohiki Road – Napier
Omahu 22.4   Swamp Road
Taihape Road – Taihape
Fernhill 24.2   Omahu Road – Flaxmere, Hastings
Maraekakaho 33.6   Maraekakaho Road – Hastings
Central Hawke's Bay District Takapau 91.5     SH 2 north – Waipukurau, Hastings
  SH 2 south – Dannevirke
SH 50 ends

Spur sectionEdit

State Highway 50A (SH 50A) was a spur section covering the southern section of the Hawke's Bay Expressway. It covered from the intersection of Links Road at SH 50, traveling in a general south-west direction between Hastings and Flaxmere and terminated at the intersection of Paki Paki Road and Railway Road. SH 2 took over this designation in 2019.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Hawke's Bay's state highways to be renumbered in August". NZ Transport Agency. 18 July 2019. Retrieved 18 July 2019.

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