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An Interislander ferry's propeller fell off because it was poorly fitted, an inquiry has found.
Problems with the propulsion on the Aratere ferry have forced it to return to Wellington.
Sailings of the troubled Cook Strait ferry Aratere have been cancelled until problems with the ship's rudder are fixed.
KiwiRail has completed its investigation into the loss of a propeller from the interisland ferry Aratere two years ago but says the cause remains unproven.
KiwiRail says it was not responsible for the loss of a propeller from the interisland ferry Aratere two years ago. Audio
There are more troubles for the Aratere ferry which has broken down again. Audio