28 Mar 2022

New Ohakea air force base close to springing to life

From Morning Report, 7:52 am on 28 March 2022

Towering above the flat Manawatū countryside are cranes working overtime constructing hangars for Ohakea air force base's new aircraft.

It's an expensive project, with building work costing $250m and the aircraft themselves costing $2.3b.

Manawatū reporter Jimmy Ellingham took a walk around the building site.