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The Aratere has been repaired today and will resume service tonight.
Performing on board the Interislander ferry in exchange for free passage is something most local bands do at some point in their career. Here's a loving tribute to 'NZ's worst gig' from Hayden… Video
Hundreds of Interislander travellers had their plans disrupted this morning after a mechanical fault saw the Kaitaki ferry replaced with a smaller ship.
An Interislander ferry's propeller fell off because it was poorly fitted, an inquiry has found.
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.
After searching the world for a new Cook Strait ferry to replace the old Arahura, KiwiRail has decided to bring back the Stena Alegra despite the ship's troubled record. Audio