Treasury turns to KPMG principal for ferry advice

Treasury turns to KPMG principal for ferry advice
The grounding of the Aratere highlighted the need for new ferries. (Image: NZME)
Oliver Lewis
Treasury has shoulder-tapped an experienced infrastructure professional to assist with advice around possible new Interislander ferries.Issues with the existing fleet were brought to the fore again over the weekend when Aratere, on a freight-only sailing out of Picton, lost steering and ran aground in the Marlborough Sounds.No one was injured and minimal damage has been discovered so far, but the incident – which comes after the Kaitaki lost power and drifted towards the Wellington coast last year – served to highlight the risks ass...

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