Buzz from the Beehive – and a mouthful from Michael Wood as he invites us to muse on ministry’s future-proofing mission

Great minds have been at work in the Ministry of Transport to concoct a catchy name for a new discussion paper – and a forest will be toppled to provide the paper simply to print the title page.

The ministry’s objective is to provide New Zealand with a more resilient, productive and lower-carbon freight and supply chain sector that will play a pivotal role in growing the economy “and future proof it from further international shocks”.

By the time you have read the title of the discussion paper, we suspect, the future will be upon us…

Transport Minister Michael Wood revealed it when he launched Te rautaki ueā me te rautaki whakawhiwhinga o Aotearoa – New Zealand freight & supply chain issues paper, the first step in developing a strategy that will optimise the supply chain over the next 30 years.

The PM, before leaving Singapore for Japan, announced an arrangement with her hosts about supply chains, too, as well as announcing the signing of a “sustainable aviation arrangement” with Singapore.

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