From Radio NZ
She has been a feature of Wellington's downtown waterfront for many years. Eighteen, to be precise.
She has a lot of history, too. Originally a World War II construction, built in Adelaide and intended as a supply ship, her job description changed when the war finished before she was launched. And so she became a mine sweeper. And then a squid boat. And then a house boat.
Currently, four people are renting the house boat, living within walking distance of most of the capital's attractions, including high-end shopping. They have to live with the constant sound of pumps, as she is taking on water, but they have fun presenting her as an arts venue.
"We've had a number of one-off gigs out here, where we've just had a band set up here and the audience on the wharf, with 50, 80, 100 people coming down and engaging with their music which is great," said one of the boat's occupants, Simon Van Der Zeyden.