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Crowds flock to Port Nelson Open Day

Posted on 31/03/2014

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More than 2,000 people attended Port Nelson’s Open Day on Sunday, 9 March. The Open Day is a tri-annual event and provided visitors with a great opportunity to have a first-hand look inside the secure Port areas that are normally inaccessible to the public.

“The Port has a marked influence on the region but most people never have the opportunity for a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how it works,” says Port Nelson’s Customer Relations and Business Development Manager, Rob Hawkes.

“It was great to see so many people on tours of the Port and seeing parts of it in action. Visitors really enjoyed the opportunity to go onboard the tugs, climb up into the cab on one of our cranes and have a look at the container handlers in action on one of our bus tours.”

The public also enjoyed presentations and displays from Port users such as the coastguard. Food stalls, sausage sizzles and children’s entertainment provided a fun atmosphere for everyone and the sunny weather delivered a perfect day for the event.

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Daryl Wehner, Chief Financial Officer (Port Nelson) and Charlie Osmond (Manager, Tasman Bay Stevedores).