Northland rail spend paves way for Northport expansion - Jones

Northland rail spend paves way for Northport expansion - Jones
Dan Brunskill
New investment in the Northland rail network lays the groundwork for shifting Ports of Auckland's operations to Northport, according to Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones.Jones announced the $109.7 million Provincial Growth Fund investment for KiwiRail at an event in Whangarei today alongside State-Owned Enterprises Minister Winston Peters. Of that, $69.7 million has been earmarked to lower tracks in the 13 tunnels between Swanson and Whangarei; reopen the rail line north of Whangarei, between Kauri and Otiria; and build a...

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