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3 Feb 2023   /

Interislander boosts services, Kaitaki resumes freight-only sailings

Interislander is putting on additional sailings of Aratere and Valentine to help meet increased demand for ferries across the Cook Strait.


Govt extends fuel, transport subsidies
1 Feb 2023  

Govt extends fuel, transport subsidies

The government has extended its fuel, transport and road user subsidies.


Aucklanders should take care when travelling – AT
30 Jan 2023   /

Aucklanders should take care when travelling – AT

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Marlborough Sounds access up for consultation
27 Jan 2023  

Marlborough Sounds access up for consultation

Marlborough District Council will hold a series of meetings with businesses, ratepayers and residents to help inform and shape future transport solutions in the region.


AT unveils country’s first fully electric bus depot
26 Jan 2023   /

AT unveils country’s first fully electric bus depot

Auckland Transport has unveiled the country’s first fully electric bus depot in Panmure.


Abel Tasman operators create Better Bus service
16 Dec 2022   /

Abel Tasman operators create Better Bus service

Abel Tasman operators have teamed up to create a bus service linking Abel Tasman with Nelson and Motueka.


Marlborough study to identify access for storm-affected Sounds
16 Dec 2022  

Marlborough study to identify access for storm-affected Sounds

Marlborough District Council has launched a new study aimed at supporting the case for funding safe, resilient and affordable long-term access solutions for residents, homeowners and businesses in the storm-affected areas of the Sounds.


Jucy heads upmarket to double revenue through Star RV
14 Dec 2022   /

Jucy heads upmarket to double revenue through Star RV

Jucy Group’s $50m acquisition of the Star RV premium motorhome brand could double the operator’s annual revenue in the near term, says the company’s chief executive.


New transport plans scoped near Wellington Airport
13 Dec 2022   /

New transport plans scoped near Wellington Airport

More public transport infrastructure is on the table around Wellington Airport, which could see increased services and more bus network efficiencies in the region.


Europcar bolsters EV fleet with Teslas
13 Dec 2022  

Europcar bolsters EV fleet with Teslas

Europcar NZ has added the Tesla Model Y to its vehicle fleet, bolstering the company’s electric vehicle offerings.


Dire summer staffing shortage at 34k and counting…
9 Dec 2022  

Dire summer staffing shortage at 34k and counting…

The Restaurant Association, HCA, and Bus and Coach say their sectors need an estimated 33k workers to meet demand this summer.


…as Nats launch ‘Where are our workers this summer?’ petition
9 Dec 2022   /

…as Nats launch ‘Where are our workers this summer?’ petition

Labour’s inaction has left the tourism and hospitality sectors facing a critical shortage of workers and risks leaving struggling business poorer, McClay says.


Marlborough visitors encouraged to use water taxis
8 Dec 2022   /

Marlborough visitors encouraged to use water taxis

Visitors to Kenepuru and the Marlborough Sounds are encouraged to use a water taxi to avoid getting caught in road closures.


Ritchies ramps up Queenstown – Wānaka service…
7 Dec 2022  

Ritchies ramps up Queenstown – Wānaka service…

Ritchies is extending timetabled services on its Queenstown to Wānaka route over the summer.


…while Entrada revives West Coast Intercity route
7 Dec 2022   /

…while Entrada revives West Coast Intercity route

Entrada Travel Group is reinstating InterCity services on the West Coast from 11 December.


Govt commits $350m for greener transport
5 Dec 2022   /

Govt commits $350m for greener transport

The government has provided $350m for 46 councils to help achieve a greener, more efficient, and safer transport infrastructure for New Zealanders and support the Emissions Reduction Plan.


Tauranga projects to be supported by user levies
5 Dec 2022   /

Tauranga projects to be supported by user levies

Tauranga will be the first region to access a new government fundraising tool to support up to $175m for local infrastructure projects.


Perspectives: The coach sector is in crisis because of govt inaction
1 Dec 2022   /

Perspectives: The coach sector is in crisis because of govt inaction

BCA’s Ben McFadgen says the shortage of operators, drivers and coaches is a direct result of the sector being overlooked.


East By West calls out wharf jumpers
25 Nov 2022   /

East By West calls out wharf jumpers

Easy By West Ferries and Hutt City Council have raised concerns over young people jumping into the direct line of ferries on the northern side of Days Bay wharf near Wellington.


KiwiRail sets holiday shutdown period for Auckland
23 Nov 2022  

KiwiRail sets holiday shutdown period for Auckland

KiwiRail’s network-wide rail holiday shutdown in Auckland will take place from 26 December until 15 January to allow workers to conduct network maintenance.


Electric seaglider firm Ocean Flyer signs MetService MOU
18 Nov 2022  

Electric seaglider firm Ocean Flyer signs MetService MOU

The MOU will enable the gliders to utilise atmospheric and marine forecasts for operation.


TECNZ’s Keene urges “positive, frank” approach to coping with coach pressures
17 Nov 2022   /

TECNZ’s Keene urges “positive, frank” approach to coping with coach pressures

Increasing demand, rising costs, and shortages are putting pressure on the coach network.


Auckland transport operators to hold careers day
17 Nov 2022   /

Auckland transport operators to hold careers day

Auckland Transport and the region’s bus, train and ferry operators are putting on the city’s first ever Public Transport Careers Day on Saturday.


Auckland rolls out more e-buses, tourists to benefit
15 Nov 2022   /

Auckland rolls out more e-buses, tourists to benefit

Auckland Transport’s TāmakiLink bus service now has eight new electric buses to complement an additional 27 serving the Eastern Bays routes across the city.


StraitNZ donates $10k to school camp fund
14 Nov 2022  

StraitNZ donates $10k to school camp fund

StraitNZ Bluebridge has donated $10,000 to a fund to support Marlborough school camps at Mistletoe Bay as part of the Port Marlborough Sounds Discovery Fund.


BCA revises alpine safety code
7 Nov 2022   /

BCA revises alpine safety code

The code enables operators to minimise the risks associated with transporting passengers through alpine environments.


Vehicle rental firm SIXT sets up shop in Dunedin
7 Nov 2022   /

Vehicle rental firm SIXT sets up shop in Dunedin

Car rental and subscription provider SIXT is opening a new location at Dunedin Airport on 15 November.


BCA urges ITOs to work with transport for cruise
1 Nov 2022   /

BCA urges ITOs to work with transport for cruise

The Bus and Coach Association wants to see more communication between the inbound tour sector and transport operators as the cruise season puts pressure on capacity.


What about tour drivers? BCA on govt’s $61m bus wage boost
31 Oct 2022   /

What about tour drivers? BCA on govt’s $61m bus wage boost

The govt’s investment must be made with consistency, fairness and sustainability, says the association.


Cruise is back in Dunedin – with transport teething problems too
28 Oct 2022   /

Cruise is back in Dunedin – with transport teething problems too

A lack of transport in Dunedin for cruise passengers is tipping “money down the drain”, according to one prominent operator in the city.


Jucy refreshes rental branding
28 Oct 2022  

Jucy refreshes rental branding

Jucy is conducting a brand refresh across its vehicle rental fleet, including a name change from Jucy Rentals to Jucy, and a new design for its vehicle fleet that features the tagline ‘find your happy’.


Fullers360 partnership donates 90% of leftover food
26 Oct 2022   /

Fullers360 partnership donates 90% of leftover food

The leftover food from the ferry operator’s onboard cafés will go to people in need around Auckland.


National public transport ticketing system a simpler method for visitors – Wood
26 Oct 2022   /

National public transport ticketing system a simpler method for visitors – Wood

The rollout of a national public transport ticketing system will simplify payment methods for people visiting new towns, says Transport Minister Michael Wood.


Bee Card rolled out on Queenstown ferries
26 Oct 2022   /

Bee Card rolled out on Queenstown ferries

Queenstown public transport users will now be able to use their Bee Card to travel on ferry services from today.


Holidaymakers urged to plan before travelling this long weekend
21 Oct 2022   /

Holidaymakers urged to plan before travelling this long weekend

Holidaymakers are being called on to avoid peak congestion periods over Labour Weekend and to check travel times before they hit the road.


Marlborough roads reopen ahead of holiday, cruise arrival
21 Oct 2022   /

Marlborough roads reopen ahead of holiday, cruise arrival

Marlborough District Council will reopen Queen Charlotte Drive from Picton to Havelock at 5pm this afternoon, after it was severely damaged by a storm in August.


East by West wins sustainable tourism award for e-ferry
18 Oct 2022   /

East by West wins sustainable tourism award for e-ferry

East by West Ferries has received the 2022 Skål Sustainable Tourism Award for its Ika Rere (Flying Fish), the first fully electric, zero-emission fast passenger ferry in the Southern Hemisphere.


“Tours might suffer” – BCA’s McFadgen on the  challenges for bus & coach
7 Oct 2022   /

“Tours might suffer” – BCA’s McFadgen on the challenges for bus & coach

The industry is struggling with what could be a substantial gap between supply and demand this summer.


GO Rentals in NZ Tesla first
6 Oct 2022   /

GO Rentals in NZ Tesla first

GO Rentals is adding nine Tesla Model Y electric vehicles to its fleet and says it is the first rental car provider in New Zealand to offer the EVs for hire.


Preferred bidders picked for Auckland Light Rail
28 Sep 2022  

Preferred bidders picked for Auckland Light Rail

Auckland Light Rail and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency have named preferred bidders for Auckland Light Rail and the additional Waitematā Harbour connections.


Wellington moves to reduce visitor transport emissions
27 Sep 2022   /

Wellington moves to reduce visitor transport emissions

WellingtonNZ and GWRC partner to try and make it easier for visitors to the capital to take public transport.


Europcar adds BYD electric vehicles to fleet
21 Sep 2022   /

Europcar adds BYD electric vehicles to fleet

Europcar New Zealand has obtained exclusive rights to add the new BYD ATTO 3 EV to its airport-based rental fleets in Auckland, Wellington, and soon Christchurch.


Entrada to restart Auckland Explorer bus
19 Sep 2022  

Entrada to restart Auckland Explorer bus

The hop-on hop-off Explorer Bus in Auckland is restarting services with three new open-top, double-decker vehicles in fleet as it ramps up capacity to cater for cruise ship passengers visiting the city over the summer.


Wellington Airport e-bus popular
16 Sep 2022   /

Wellington Airport e-bus popular

The return of Wellington’s Metlink Express bus service between the airport and railway station has exceeded expectations.


Metlink removes mask requirements on public transport
14 Sep 2022   /

Metlink removes mask requirements on public transport

Masks are no longer required on Metlink’s bus, rail, ferry, and total mobility services, but remain strongly recommended on public transport.


Water taxi subsidies for Marlborough Sounds
26 Aug 2022   /

Water taxi subsidies for Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough District Council will offer subsidised water taxi services to visitors, workers and residents around the Marlborough Sounds who were affected by weather damage that caused road washouts and slips last week.


Nelson to Blenheim route closed until Tues – Waka Kotahi
22 Aug 2022   /

Nelson to Blenheim route closed until Tues – Waka Kotahi

State Highway 6 from Nelson to Blenheim remains closed until at least Tuesday, says Waka Kotahi.


Proposed Auckland Harbour Bridge walking, cycling trial scrapped
22 Aug 2022   /

Proposed Auckland Harbour Bridge walking, cycling trial scrapped

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has shut down a proposed trial to allocate lanes on Auckland’s Harbour Bridge to walkers and cyclists.


Wellington urged to approve electric bus, stadium project
18 Aug 2022  

Wellington urged to approve electric bus, stadium project

Greater Wellington’s climate committee is urging the regional council to approve two carbon reduction and energy efficiency projects from Metlink and Wellington Regional Stadium Trust.


“We are heading pell-mell back to the 1970s” – BCA on govt’s transport plans
16 Aug 2022   /

“We are heading pell-mell back to the 1970s” – BCA on govt’s transport plans

The BCA criticises the government’s new public transport plans as a throwback to the past and a disservice to all those working in the industry.