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BRENT MELVILLE: It doesn't matter where, moving Auckland's port is expensive

Brent Melville
Fri, 10 Jul 2020

BRENT MELVILLE: It doesn't matter where, moving Auckland's port is expensive
Brent Melville
Fri, 10 Jul 2020
The longer container ships continue to be piloted into Waitemata Harbour, the better off Auckland's finances will be, but irrespective of where the port moves, the city will have to pay.  A report by economic consultancy Sapere and commissioned by the Ministry of Transport on options for New Zealand's second-largest port, indicates that moving its freight operations anywhere will cost Auckland Council and its ratepayers almost $1 billion. But if it does have to move, due to looming constraints at its current location, the report favours a...

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