There had been an "almost tangible" lift in everyone's spirits since the Government's decision to keep the interisland ferries in Picton
In the next 10 years, there could be $100 million invested here in new wharves, freight marshalling yards and a container crane.
'Watch this space'
The decision to keep the interisland ferry terminal in Picton means tens of millions of dollars of investment will go ahead in the town.
Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray said while the move to Clifford Bay might have had a positive impact for Kaikoura, he was not going to lose any sleep over the decision.
People in Picton are breathing a sigh of relief after the "illogical and unlikely" decision to move the ferry terminal was rejected
The axe is no longer hanging over Picton's businesses, the town's mayor says.
The work done by the Ministry of Transport has brought to light some interesting factors for consideration
The report assessing the merits of Clifford Bay as a ferry terminal has been received by Gerry Brownlee.
It's one of those things that people talk about a lot but will anyone actually pull the trigger on it," John Key
A Ministry of Transport report on the proposed Clifford Bay ferry terminal is expected by the end of the month
The proposal to relocate the interisland ferry terminal from Picton should be abandoned, say opponents
Originally, the Ministry of Transport project team was expected to report by mid-May
The renewed interest in Clifford Bay has not yet sparked interest in buying property in the area
A fresh social, environmental and economic impact study is to be done on the effects of moving the ferries
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Cook Strait ferry operator Interislander has disputed coastal shipper Pacifica's conclusions on freight flows, saying its comparison to two sets of data was comparing apples with oranges.
We all want what is in the best interests for Marlborough, but equally, what is best for New Zealand
The Government should wait till a freight study is completed before deciding whether to move the ferries
There has been plenty of interest shown in the Government's proposal to shift the inter-island ferries to Clifford Bay, says Bill English
Surgery will stay at Wairau Hospital, the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board has decided.
'That road between Christchurch and Clifford Bay is always challenging and needs a lot of work'
If a decision were taken to go ahead, 'appropriate consideration' would be given to economic and social impacts
Alistair Sowman has sent Gerry Brownlee a report summarising submissions and minutes from public meetings
District mayors are asking Government for an assessment of the impact on the top of the south.
Gerry Brownlee has told people he will reconsider making public some of the information held by the Government
Gerry Brownlee walked into a barrage of questions when he spoke in Blenheim last week
The summer tourist season in Picton failed to improve their books. There was no relief.
Don't assume a shift of the interisland ferries from Picton would be bad for the province
Picton's economy would survive if its ferry terminal was moved to Clifford Bay, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
Picton's economy would survive if its ferry terminal was moved to Clifford Bay, the Transport Minister says.
Thank for inviting me here today; it is a pleasure to be in Blenheim.
Clifford Bay has been eyed as a possible alternative to Picton for a ferry terminal for nearly a century - but suddenly the talk is getting serious.
People have till the close of play on Monday to get their views included in the MDC's submission to government
Top of the south a regional cul de sac
Marlborough's ratepayers should not carry the cost of the planning and research for a national project
Take the opportunity to quiz Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee about the Clifford Bay proposal when he speaks at the BNZ Business Partners Speaker Series at the Scenic Hotel Marlborough from midday on March 8.
Nelson-Tasman risks becoming a "regional cul de sac" if ferries move to Clifford Bay.
About 400 ferry-related jobs could be lost from Picton if the interisland ferries moved to Clifford Bay
A group of Picton business owners feel "very positively" about a future without the Cook Strait ferries
OPINION: I'd like to firstly congratulate the council on taking the initiative to hold the four recent meetings on Clifford Bay.
Motel and hotel operators say they could lose up to 80% of their business if the ferries move
Brooke McKenzie says he has "unfinished business" on Cook Strait.
Alistair Sowman is worried by what he has heard at Clifford Bay meetings this week
People are going to move out of our communities to look for work - they will go where the money is.
It's not will Clifford Bay happen, but when, Kaikoura MP Colin King says.
The proposed ferry terminal at Clifford Bay could be harmful to the Lake Grassmere saltworks
One resident suggested Clifford Bay might bring a new hall, upgraded water and more pupils at school
'The transfer of information between the ministry and council is not plentiful at this stage'
First public meeting in Picton tonight to hear the community's views about shifting the interisland port
Businesses should do their homework and come to the public meetings on the proposed shift to Clifford Bay
The possibility of moving the port to Clifford Bay is generating confusion about the council's role in the matter.
Do you think a new ferry terminal will be built at Clifford Bay?