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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.

15 October 2014

Interislander has scheduled an extra sailing of Arahura for Labour Day, due to heavy passenger demand.

9 October 2014

Work will soon be starting on a project to refurbish the 107 year old Makatote Viaduct on the North Island Main Trunk railway line near National Park.

8 October 2014

KiwiRail has begun assessing what is required to refurbish the rail track and tunnel floor of the Kaimai Tunnel - its first major reconstruction since opening 36 years ago.   Once that assessment is complete work will take place over the coming five to ten years to upgrade the 8.9km long tunnel to future proof the busy transport linking the Bay of Plenty to the Waikato, Auckland and beyond.

6 October 2014

Adverse weather in Wellington this afternoon has disrupted Metro services.

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