More than 100 years ago, the Waikato River was the main transport route for the early European settlers of New Zealand. In Hamilton today, the river is used by only one ferry operator, who wants to see its return to a bustling transport route, with water taxis shuttling residents and visitors up and down the mighty Waikato. Tom Rowland reports.

Darren Mills, who operates the Waikato River Explorer and is the former manager of the river boat Waipa Delta, is fighting to see the return of the Waikato River as a passenger transport route, but said red tape remains a

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