Catholic school on controversial container truck route

Residents in East Auckland want large container trucks off a route that passes three schools, including St Joseph’s Catholic School in Orakei.

Stop Containers Through Kohi opposes container trucks travelling through Orakei, Kohimarama and St John’s to reach the depot in Morrin Rd in Mt Wellington.

The group says drivers should use a motorway route instead.

Noise and difficulty getting out of driveways are some of the difficulties cited.

Ports of Auckland head of communications Matt Ball said the organisation encourages truck drivers to use the motorway, but it doesn’t have the power to direct them to do so.

But the chairman of the port committee for the National Road Carriers said the protestors’ concerns are not backed up by survey results.

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