First train for Inland Port

3 August 2023
First train is greeted with a karanga from Ruuruhi Whaea Ani Willis

The arrival of the first train at Ruakura Inland Port on 3 August was a massive moment.

Its arrival in the early morning hours with the sun peeking over the horizon and karanga ringing out was a fitting backdrop.

The inland port is the catalyst behind the development of the Ruakura Superhub and the role it is already playing in the logistics and supply chain management for the North Island.