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17 December 2014

Interislander ferry Aratere has encountered what is believed to be an electrical fault on her arrival into Wellington this afternoon.  The vessel was still fully operational, and berthed safely, and passengers disembarked.  However, her scheduled 1445 departure was cancelled to allow time to identify and repair the fault.  Affected passengers have been transferred onto alternative sailings. 

The Interislander team is working to identify and rectify the fault as quickly as possible.

17 December 2014

KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ have launched a new summer rail safety campaign with a message to motorists to stay focused and always look for trains at level crossings over the holidays.

9 December 2014

The Interislander ferry Arahura will be replaced by the Stena Alegra from mid-2015, KiwiRail announced today. 

1 December 2014

We understand and acknowledge the considerable speculation about  a possible replacement for the Arahura. 

7 November 2014

Interislander engineers spent the night working and testing on board Arahura.  Full test have been carried out of the bridge and engine room controls, as well as the safety, alarm and override systems.  The engineers are confident the fault has been identified and successfully repaired, and successful sea trials were carried out.

6 November 2014

The Interislander ferry Arahura is safely in the Wellington berth and is discharging passengers and freight.

6 November 2014

The Interislander ferry Arahura has lost power to its propulsion shafts coming into her berth in Wellington.  Her bow thrusters were still operational so the ship had some capacity to manoeuvre.

4 November 2014

Interislander is pleased to announce the addition of an additional return passenger sailing for the summer months.

30 October 2014

KiwiRail today acknowledged the 2013/14 financial year had been a challenging one but continued growth in some key markets illustrated the continued relevance of rail in the New Zealand transport sector.

20 October 2014

KiwiRail has today announced that Capital Connection fares for passengers travelling from Levin, Shannon and Palmerston North will increase for travel from 1 November 2014.

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