Service Updates


28-Nov-2016 12:00 p.m. - Minal Gulabdas
The Prime Minister has announced that emergency legislation is being introduced to enable the ramping-up of recovery efforts in the earthquake-affected regions of Canterbury, Marlborough and Wellington.

Further 'severe' aftershocks have struck central New Zealand overnight. More than 6000 aftershocks have been recorded since the 7.8 on 14 November.


Heavy rain is forecast for the main divide (Southern Alps) for the next 24 hours, with snow to 900m. This may possibly impact on our linehaul driving times between Picton and Christchurch in both directions.


This is still closed to all vehicles except for emergency services including the army convoys.

Work continues on clearing this highway.


Work has commenced on the demolition of 61 Molesworth Street. It is expected to take two weeks to 'deconstruct' the building and a further fortnight to clear the site of rubble.

For latest updates on city outages and closures, see:

If you are sending parcels to the Wellington CBD, please check first that the addressee is not located in a cordoned building.

For a full list of Wellington road closures and restrictions, see:

Interislander Ferries

Sailings of Kaitaki and Kaiarahi are as normal (post-quake), with Aratere unable to operate until the linkspan is re-commissioned on 5 December.