Govt to pull Infrastructure Commission into Auckland port imbroglio

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 22 Nov 2019

The government's new Infrastructure Commission will be asked to run the ruler over the options for replacing Auckland's central city cargo port, says Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones. He told BusinessDesk he had met the chair of the commission, former Reserve Bank governor and former head of the APEC secretariat, Alan Bollard, this week to discuss what contribution it could make to the intensely political issue. "There is no guarantee that Dr Bollard's team would exclusively pick up this kaupapa (policy) and move it forward," said Jone...
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