Author(s): Ian Dougherty
DoP 2008, Auckland A-4 / 24pp Softcover Port Ligar farmer Jack Shand put it succinctly at the official opening of the Te Towaka-Port Ligar Road in 1968. "We were out on a limb. Now we are on the trunk and can go anywhere in New Zealand by road."The French Pass district in the northwest of the Marlborough Sounds was one of the last places in New Zealand to be opened up by road. It profoundly changed the district and the lives of its inhabitants.