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    • Marine Mammal Observers
      • Marine mammal observers are on site to protect dolphins, whales and seals during piling work in the sea.

    • Construction update
      • Kaiwharawhara Point has been transformed over the past 18 months. Piles of rubble have disappeared and a new passenger vehicle yard has been built where cars wait to board the ferries. Expect to see more cranes and machinery elsewhere around the terminal as counstruction work ramps up in the New Year.

    • Giving back to her iwi through the iReX project
      • A career goal for Māia-te-oho Holman-Wharehoka was to work on behalf of her people and be of benefit to her iwi. So when she was completing her Master’s in Building Science and the opportunity came up to work on KiwiRail’s iReX project on behalf of Taranaki Whānui and the redevelopment of the ferry terminal at Kaiwharawhara, she jumped at the chance.

    • IReX goes global with opening of South Korea office
      • The KiwiRail/OSK Design site office officially opened on Thursday 9 November at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in Ulsan, South Korea. The site office will be KiwiRail’s on-the-ground presence overseeing the construction of Interislander’s two brand new ferries, allowing a team of experts to check the quality of the workmanship and sign off the mock-ups as references for the final build.

    • Mana Whenua wānanga
      • A recent Mana Whenua led-wānanga updated Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika and Ngāti Toa Rangatira uri (offspring) and other stakeholders on the ferry terminal redevelopment project and new ships, and how Mana Whenua are providing governance and cultural leadership to the programme. One focus area was the restoration and enhancement of Kaiwharawhara awa, including proposed landscaping and planting options.

    • Trap and Trigger back in action
      • Trap and Trigger have been hard at work again, installing traps to capture pests such as rats, mice and stoats at the variable oystercatcher tōrea pango breeding location near Petone.

    • Minimising the impact on marine life
      • Marine Mammal Observers will be in place during piling activities to keep a watchful eye out for any dolphins or whales to make sure they aren’t disturbed by construction. Bubble curtaining (pictured) will also be used to reduce underwater disturbance for marine mammals and other sea life.

    • Marine works begin – temporary jetty
      • Towards the end of this month, the DHJV will begin building a temporary jetty out from Kaiwharawhara Point. The temporary jetty will allow us to barge material quickly and safely across the water from the storage yard to the main wharf works site, rather than move it through our already busy Interislander site.

    • Construction work ramps up
      • There’s been plenty of action at the ferry terminal over the past couple of months, including construction of new commercial vehicle (CV) and passenger vehicle (PV) marshalling yards – these are the areas where vehicles wait to board the ferries. This work will enable ground strengthening works to get underway in other parts of the terminal precinct to increase earthquake resilience.

    • MEET THE TEAM!
      • Our iReX main contractor, Downer HEB Joint Venture (DHJV), is off to a swell (pun intended) start here in Wellington. They have been busy on early works around the main Interislander terminal area and on Kaiwharawhara Point to get the site ready for main construction activities starting early next year.

    • Explaining noise and vibration monitoring
      • Resource consent conditions require us to have noise and vibration management plans in place for the duration of the construction work, but that’s not the only reason we have them. We are fully committed to keeping disruption to an absolute minimum, and leaving things better than they were before.

    • Message from main works contractor
      • The team at Downer HEB JV is excited to be working with the iReX project team, our Mana Whenua partners and interested stakeholders, with construction getting underway. Many skilled people working across various disciplines will be required to deliver this iconic project, and those who have already joined our project delivery team from further afield are looking forward to working closely with the community.

    • Roading network - agencies working together
      • iReX is leading work with other agencies to ensure we can get passengers in and out of the new Kaiwharawhara terminal within a reasonable timeframe and without having any adverse impact on the roading network.

    • Be aware - changing road layout at terminal
      • There will be a changing road layout inside the Wellington ferry terminal and the entrance/exit from late June to late July. You might experience short delays. Please follow directions and drive safely.

    • Mana Whenua visit mokomoko relocation site
      • Mana Whenua partner Taranaki Whānui visited the eastern side of Kaiwharawhara Point recently to check out the conservation strip where mokomoko (lizards) have been relocated to keep them safe during redevelopment of the Interislander ferry terminal precinct (iReX project).

    • Pest trapper – conservation in action
      • A good haul of rats have been trapped on Kaiwharawhara Point, as part of a five-year pest management programme to help protect native animals living in the ferry terminal redevelopment area.

    • New environmental explainer video
      • Watch our new environmental explainer video to find out more about our focus on restoring Kaiwharawhara Stream and estuary and making the environment inviting for birds and wildlife.

    • Waitangi Day - talking with the community
      • Members of the iReX team and Mana Whenua partners had a great day at the Waitangi Day Festival in Wellington, talking with the community about the project. There was plenty of interest, in both the terminal redevelopment and the new ferries. It was also a great opportunity to highlight our partnership with Mana Whenua Te Whanganui-a-tara Mana Whenua – Taranaki Whānui and Ngāti Toa Rangatira.

    • Visit us at Wellington’s Te Rā o Waitangi
      • Visit the iReX/Interislander stall at Te Rā o Waitangi at Wellington’s Waitangi Park, 6 February, to find out more about the new Interislander ferries coming from 2025 and the terminal redevelopment at Kaiwharawhara. You’ll find us together with our Mana Whenua partners at Stall C1.

    • Be aware changing road layout starting Jan 2023
      • Early construction work is underway on our wonderful new ferry terminal at Kaiwarawhara Wellington, which we are building to accommodate the two new bigger and greener ferries, which arrive from 2025. Please be aware of the changing road layout in the Wellington terminal precinct over January and February 2023 while we have workers digging utilities trenches from the ferry terminal entrance to Kaiwharwhara knoll. We are taking care to minimise disruption. Please follow directions and drive safely. If you have any queries or concerns, email info@wellingtonferryprecinct.co.nz. Sign up to our e-Newsletter to follow directions. <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >  

    • Keeping lizards safe – all in a day’s work
      • KiwiRail had an experienced lizard (mokomoko) catcher hard at work on Wellington’s Kaiwharawhara Point, capturing and relocating mokomoko to a safe, fenced area for the duration of the iReX ferry terminal precinct redevelopment

    • Ceremony to mark partnership
      • A beautiful ceremony was held at Hongoeka Marae in Plimmerton in November to sign the Terms of Reference for the Te Au o Rehutai business and governance advisory group, formed to guide the iReX project

    • Positive vibe at community day
      • A sausage sizzle, pirates, and great conversations with representatives of the iReX project team and our Mana Whenua partners about the new greener ferries and Kaiwharawhara ferry terminal redevelopment made for a very positive community celebration on the Wellington waterfront on 12 November.

    • Community day - 12 November, Wellington waterfront
      • Cruise on down to Wellington waterfront 10am - 3pm, Saturday 12 November to celebrate the Interislander’s 60th anniversary and chat with the team about the exciting new ferry terminal we’re building for Te Whanganui-a-Tara to accommodate our new, greener Interislander ferries.

    • Returning love, life and heart to Kaiwharawhara
      • Lee Rauhina-August of Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika explains the importance of the Kaiwharawhara to Taranaki Whānui, and the cultural health plan she is leading to return the love, life and heart to the stream and estuary.

    • Early construction work underway
      • Early construction work got underway on the Kaiwharawhara Wellington Interislander ferry terminal redevelopment in early September marking a major milestone for the project.

    • Caring for Kaiwharawhara
      • KiwiRail is committed to protecting the health of the local sea-coastal and marine environment and indigenous species as part of the Kaiwharwhara Wellington ferry terminal redevelopment and is working with Mana Whenua and local experts to achieve this.

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