Special correspondent Gavin Evans finds log exports have tripled in the last decade and could at least double again over the next decade. He takes a detailed look at the wave of port, rail and road investment needed to cope with this 'wall of wood', let alone an even bigger one planned under the Government's 'Billion Trees' programme.
Transport Minister Phil Twyford argues against the idea that his new transport policy is only about rail and against roads. He says it's about having it all.
In this morning's email we watch as Jacinda Ardern and her transport ministers begin to thread their way through a political minefield.