Manukau Harbour port study takes its sweet time

Manukau Harbour port study takes its sweet time
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters is not a fan of a port on the Manukau Harbour. (Image: NZME)
Oliver Lewis
A million-dollar-plus study funded in Budget 2022 to investigate the technical feasibility of locating a large port on the Manukau Harbour – a “ludicrous” idea, according to the Deputy Prime Minister – still isn’t finished.The entry to the Auckland harbour is the site of the worst maritime disaster in New Zealand history. In 1863, 189 people died when the HMS Orpheus ran aground on the sandbar.The former Labour government allocated $3.7m for three technical studies in 2022, including a single-stage business case fo...

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