Ika Rere Electric Ferry

Wellington’s new electric ferry, the Ika Rere (which means ‘flying fish’ in Te Reo Māori).

I just snapped this picture hurrying by on the way to the pub, oooh look at the cool new boat!

But will the Eileen Duggan poem on the plaque — or at least the sentiments that led to its emplaquification — have a longer-lasting impact on the city than this fancy new catamaran? Is windy Welly a city of writers / readers or a city of fancy green tech? Or maybe a more important question is: can you make the improbably difficult and expensive decision to adopt green tech if you’re NOT a city of writers and readers?

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