KiwiRail has a long and proud history in New Zealand stretching back more than 150 years.

KiwiRail’s Interislander ferries are extensions of State Highway 1 and the main trunk line across Cook Strait linking road and rail networks between the North and South Islands, connecting our communities and supporting our economy.

Interislander Cook Strait service operates 3800 services a year, carrying 850,000 passengers, 260,000 cars, 1.2 million lane metres of trucks and 560 lane metres of rail freight.
Auckland to Christchurch is one of the most important routes on the rail network, and is in high demand from freight customers.

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Port Marlborough continues to evolve to a leading, environmentally restorative port that delivers financial, social and environmental value.

As operator of Marlborough’s regional port and marinas, the Port and its people play a key role in the region’s economic success.

The Port is a strategic infrastructure partner to the Cook Strait ferry fleet, providing the South Island terminal for inter-island freight and passenger ferry services.

Our goals include long term resilience, innovation to continually improve environmental performance of our operations, and designing safety and sustainable outcomes into everything we do.

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