14 Dec 2023

Marlborough Mayor 'blindsided' by ferry funding call

From Morning Report, 8:19 am on 14 December 2023

The Mayor of Marlborough says she's been blindsided by the government's decision not to fund major ferry upgrades. The two new mega-ferries that were set to be built by 2026 required bigger port infrastructure in Picton and Wellington. A temporary terminal has been operating in Picton for a month ahead of plans to demolish the old one. Marlborough Mayor Nadine Taylor spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.