The NZX-listed owners of Northport may have to stump up money to have a valuable new asset in the shape of the Devonport Naval Base dry dock relocated to their doorstep.

A commercial analysis on shifting the dry dock to Whangarei is expected to be delivered to Provincial Growth Fund oversight Government Ministers late next month, and Infrastructure and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones said the report would discuss how the dry dock shift north and its development would be paid for.

"It will explore the various options for meeting the capital costs of such a transition, whether or

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