Pro­posed dry­dock

Marlborough Express - - COMMENT&OPINION -

Re: Dry­dock pegged for Pic­ton, Ex­press, Septem­ber 13. I read this story with some­thing akin to dis­may.

Why on Earth would any­body pro­pose to put a ma­jor ship-re­pair fa­cil­ity in the Marl­bor­ough Sounds, one of New Zealand’s, in fact the world’s, last pris­tine marine wa­ter­ways?

Surely Welling­ton Har­bour would be bet­ter suited to an en­ter­prise such as this; I re­mem­ber a float­ing dock that was vis­i­ble from the trains when com­ing into the city from the Hutt Val­ley back in the ’60s.

We have the log load­ing from here now with the associated traf­fic and pol­lu­tion, not to men­tion the ever-in­creas­ing num­ber of cruise boats call­ing, why get greedy?

PHOTO: KEVIN STENT/STUFF

Two-term Na­tional list MP Jian Yang gives his maiden speech in Par­lia­ment. He has been caught up in awk­ward ques­tions about links to spy­ing.

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