14 Dec 2023

Freight movers ask what's next for Cook Strait

From Checkpoint, 5:13 pm on 14 December 2023

Freight movers, businesses and passengers want to know how the crucial Cook Strait connection will be future proofed. The government has sunk Kiwirail's plans for a replacement of the clapped-out ferries, and major port upgrades. The bill for that has blown out to three billion dollars, causing the government to pull its support. In Picton, ferry passengers are left using a temporary terminal and roads remain closed for the ferry development - leaving residents waiting for answers. Samantha Gee has more.