What was Ports of Auckland chief executive Tony Gibson playing at last week when he claimed his outfit was not told about the roadworks on Quay St? Why did he also say the disruption was causing havoc with freight movements?

How come the proposal to extend Queens Wharf 50 metres further into the harbour has been approved? And why has the first report of the working group looking at the future of upper North Island ports had such a subdued reception?

Mayor Phil Goff hasn't said it, but these things are connected, and not in a good way. If there's

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