19 Apr 2024

Around the motu: Jonathan Leask in Ashburton

From Nine To Noon, 10:50 am on 19 April 2024

The Minister of Transport Simeon Brown is in Ashburton today to open the 18 million dollar Fairfield Freight Hub. This is expected to increase the the amount of local freight carried by rail from 6,000 containers to 20,000 containers a year. Jonathan has the latest on the controversy to install median barriers on State Highway One between Ashburton and Rakaia. And the tough economic times are taking a toll on some local hospitality businesses. Local Democracy Reporter - Mid Canterbury Jonathan Leask from the Ashburton Guardian