Story: Bay of Plenty region

Metroport, Auckland

Metroport, Auckland

In 1999 Port of Tauranga Ltd pioneered the first inland ‘port’ in New Zealand. The facility in South Auckland had a dedicated rail service to the port of Tauranga. This enabled Tauranga to gain the custom of shipping lines, exporters and importers wanting to move goods in and out of the Auckland region. The Auckland skyline can be seen in the distance.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty region - Economic ups and downs: 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Aug 2016