21 Sep 2023

Around the motu: Libby Kirkby-McLeod in Waikato

From Nine To Noon, 10:45 am on 21 September 2023
The first Te Huia commuter train from Hamilton to Auckland arrives at Papakura on Tuesday morning.

Photo: RNZ / Gill Bonnett

Questions continue to be raised about Waka Kotahi’s approach to safety issues, after RNZ reported that despite being aware other passenger trains were running red lights, the agency only sanctioned the Auckland to Hamilton service, Te Huia.

Six of those eight safety incidents happened in Wellington.

Also, Libby discusses Kmart becoming the first business to open a distribution centre at New Zealand's biggest inland port, the Ruakura Superhub.

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