Port Taranaki is to mark the work of long-serving director Craig Norgate with a building on site named in his honour.
Mr Norgate, who had been a Port Taranaki Board member since 2004, died in July 2015.
Port Taranaki Chief Executive Guy Roper said the company wanted to acknowledge Mr Norgate’s contribution to not only the port but Taranaki as a whole, and believed naming the building in his honour was a fitting tribute.
The building, which will now be known as the Craig Norgate Store, is the former dry store for Fonterra. Mr Norgate was Fonterra’s first chief executive, from 2001-2003.
A naming ceremony attended by Mr Norgate’s family and friends, including his wife Jane, children Dylan, Jordan and Alexandria, and mother Fay, will be held at Port Taranaki at 11.30am on Saturday, 25 June.
A plaque commemorating the occasion will be placed inside the building.