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Aratere Losing Time

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 4:34 pm | The Interislander

The Interislander ferry Aratere is currently running more slowly than anticipated and is losing approximately 15 minutes per sailing. Given this is only her second full day of operations, Interislander is continuing to work on timetable options ... More >>

Fanana a tall transportation order for Interislander

Thursday, 4 July 2013, 12:29 pm | The Interislander

A nine month old male giraffe will set sail across the Cook Strait on Interislander’s Aratere tonight, bound for Chrictchurch’s Orana Wildlife Park. Interislander is assisting with the transportation of the giraffe, named Fanana, who has been flown ... More >>

Interislander helping Coastguard keep boaties safe

Monday, 22 April 2013, 9:24 am | The Interislander

Interislander is pleased to announce that it has extended its sponsorship of Coastguard Central Region for another year. The sponsorship helps local Coastguard Units to provide this vital life-saving service, improve safety out on the water and educate ... More >>

Aratere update 11/11/11

Friday, 11 November 2011, 2:45 pm | The Interislander

Further trials carried out this morning have confirmed the reliability and stability of the Aratere’s engines and propulsion systems, Interislander general manager Thomas Davis said. More >>

Interislander Statement on Aratere

Friday, 4 November 2011, 12:20 pm | The Interislander

Tests to ensure the safe operation of Cook Strait ferry Aratere are continuing, Interislander general manager Thomas Davis said this morning. More >>

Aratere arrives in Wellington

Friday, 23 September 2011, 1:59 pm | The Interislander

Interislander’s Cook Strait ferry Aratere returned home to Wellington today, after a five month extension and refurbishment in Singapore. More >>

Interislander Disruptions

Thursday, 30 June 2011, 10:34 am | The Interislander

Interislander Cook Strait ferry services are being disrupted this week because of issues caused by staff illness and weather. More >>

Interislander Secures Aratere Cover

Tuesday, 22 March 2011, 3:18 pm | The Interislander

The Cook Strait ferry Aratere will leave New Zealand on April 13, after alternative capacity was secured to reduce disruption to rail, freight and passenger transport across the strait. More >>

Interislander Delays Aratere Departure

Thursday, 24 February 2011, 4:31 pm | The Interislander

The Cook Strait ferry Aratere will not be leaving for a re-fit in Singapore in mid-March as planned, and KiwiRail's Board agreed today (Thursday February 24, 2011) to delay the re-fit departure until after Easter. Interislander general manager Thomas Davis ... More >>

Interislander Ferries Offer Wi-Fi Access to the Internet

Monday, 13 December 2010, 3:06 pm | The Interislander

Wi-Fi Internet access will be available onboard Interislander ferries from Monday December 13, 2010, Interislander Product Development Manager Greg Smith said today. More >>

Interislander Keeps Kaitaki For Another 3 Years

Thursday, 24 September 2009, 11:52 am | The Interislander

Interislander has today announced the decision to renew the lease on Cook Strait Ferry Kaitaki for a further three years, keeping her in New Zealand until 2013. More >>

Interislander Launches Onboard Magazine

Saturday, 20 December 2008, 2:28 pm | The Interislander

In a move designed to enhance the passenger experience across the Cook Strait, Interislander have launched a new, glossy Onboard magazine full of traveller focussed articles. More >>

Arahura On Her Way Back From Major Refit

Monday, 1 September 2008, 2:35 pm | The Interislander

Interislander Ferry Arahura is on her way back from her major refit in Singapore. The refit will see her as a Cook Strait ferry able to offer high standards of travel for several years to come. More >>

New Tractor Investment for Interislander Ferries

Wednesday, 25 June 2008, 10:38 am | The Interislander

The first of a new fleet of 20 tow tractors has been delivered to the Interislander ferry company, a NZ$2.5 Million investment in freight handling. The new fleet will modernise the vehicles used to move unaccompanied trailers on and off the Cook Strait ... More >>

Arahura Goes for $9M Refit

Wednesday, 23 April 2008, 3:28 pm | The Interislander

Interislander ferry Arahura is going for a major refit. The $9 Million investment will see her transporting passengers, cars, commercial vehicles and rail freight on the scenic journey across the Cook Strait between Wellington and Picton for several ... More >>

Interislander Offers $39 Adult Fare

Tuesday, 1 April 2008, 1:13 pm | The Interislander

Interislander is determined to encourage more tourists to enjoy the Marlborough Sounds and so starting from tomorrow they have introduced - the Interislander Strait Escape. More >>

High Tea on the High Seas

Wednesday, 19 March 2008, 10:02 am | The Interislander

More than 60 people were treated to high tea on the high seas at a charity fundraiser aboard the Interislander ferry Kaitaki last night. More >>

North Versus South Saloon Car Series

Monday, 15 October 2007, 2:01 pm | The Interislander

For immediate release Interislander Backs Steve Williams Inaugural North Versus South Saloon Car Series Interislander are delighted to gain the naming rights to the Steve Williams backed North Island versus South Island Saloon Car series which ... More >>

Good news for food lovers onboard the Aratere

Thursday, 27 September 2007, 12:19 am | The Interislander

The Aratere now has a new purpose-built galley and microwave meals are a thing of the past.  “Microwave meals are not part of the service standard that Interislander wants to offer,” says manager of passenger services, Ray Wolff. More >>

Interislander Confirms Review Of Heavy Weather

Thursday, 23 August 2007, 12:12 am | The Interislander

Interislander, who operate the Aratere has carried out a full review of all operations since the heavy weather incident involving the ship on March 3 last year. More >>



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