Tindall says halt port expansion

The Herald reports:

Auckland business leader Sir Stephen Tindall is making a last-gasp plea to Auckland Mayor Len Brown and councillors to halt further reclamation of the Waitemata Harbour for port use until a full study of the economic, social and environmental impacts is complete.

In an open letter to Mr Brown and councillors this morning, Sir Stephen is calling on the politicians to use all their powers to stop two large wharf extensions into the harbour at the end of Bledisloe Wharf.

I’m against extending it further into the harbour. In fact I think long-term it should be moved – I don’t care where to, just out of the CBD and prime waterfront space. There are far far better things you can do on a CBD waterfront than store cars and logs.

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