Alf has watched with profound fascination while Aucklanders have been raging against some wharf extensions.
Today he learns Auckland Council has responded by formally asking Ports of Auckland to halt construction of the extensions.
Mayor Len Brown told a council meeting the council chief executive, Stephen Town, has written a letter to Auckland Council Investments Ltd, the council body overseeing the port company.
The letter requests that this body encourage the port company to hold off the wharf extensions until a port study had been completed.
The study is expected to take about 12 months.
But this hasn’t mollifed some councillors.