Authorities fear a Marsden Point site where about a million litres of toxic chemicals are stored could cause a "catastrophic" explosion or fire, with the potential to damage New Zealand's fuel pipeline. The site is to be urgently cleared of all hazardous substances but that may not be easy with many in unnamed and leaky containers. What do you think about the site and who should clean it up?
A report by the National Road Carriers Association has found moving Ports of Auckland north to Northport would be impractical, prohibitively expensive and increase truck trips between Northland and Auckland. But MP Shane Jones says this is just "snobbery" by Aucklanders against Northland, and most of the transportation will be done by rail. What do you think?
A new report on the Ports of Auckland favours a new port being built at Manukau Harbour, rather than moving the freight to Northport. The report, which says Manukau will cost less and have less environmental impact, has been criticised by Wayne Brown, whose own report recommended a move north. What do you think?