Interislander is putting on additional sailings of Aratere and Valentine to help meet increased demand for ferries across the Cook Strait.
The government has extended its fuel, transport and road user subsidies.
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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.
Auckland Transport has unveiled the country’s first fully electric bus depot in Panmure.
Abel Tasman operators have teamed up to create a bus service linking Abel Tasman with Nelson and Motueka.
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 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.
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 NZ has added the Tesla Model Y to its vehicle fleet, bolstering the company’s electric vehicle offerings.
The Restaurant Association, HCA, and Bus and Coach say their sectors need an estimated 33k workers to meet demand this summer.
Labour’s inaction has left the tourism and hospitality sectors facing a critical shortage of workers and risks leaving struggling business poorer, McClay says.
Visitors to Kenepuru and the Marlborough Sounds are encouraged to use a water taxi to avoid getting caught in road closures.
Ritchies is extending timetabled services on its Queenstown to Wānaka route over the summer.
Entrada Travel Group is reinstating InterCity services on the West Coast from 11 December.
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 will be the first region to access a new government fundraising tool to support up to $175m for local infrastructure projects.
BCA’s Ben McFadgen says the shortage of operators, drivers and coaches is a direct result of the sector being overlooked.
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’s network-wide rail holiday shutdown in Auckland will take place from 26 December until 15 January to allow workers to conduct network maintenance.
The MOU will enable the gliders to utilise atmospheric and marine forecasts for operation.
Increasing demand, rising costs, and shortages are putting pressure on the coach network.
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 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 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.
The code enables operators to minimise the risks associated with transporting passengers through alpine environments.
Car rental and subscription provider SIXT is opening a new location at Dunedin Airport on 15 November.
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.
The govt’s investment must be made with consistency, fairness and sustainability, says the association.
A lack of transport in Dunedin for cruise passengers is tipping “money down the drain”, according to one prominent operator in the city.
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’.
The leftover food from the ferry operator’s onboard cafés will go to people in need around Auckland.
The rollout of a national public transport ticketing system will simplify payment methods for people visiting new towns, says Transport Minister Michael Wood.
Queenstown public transport users will now be able to use their Bee Card to travel on ferry services from today.
Holidaymakers are being called on to avoid peak congestion periods over Labour Weekend and to check travel times before they hit the road.
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 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.
The industry is struggling with what could be a substantial gap between supply and demand this summer.
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.
Auckland Light Rail and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency have named preferred bidders for Auckland Light Rail and the additional Waitematā Harbour connections.
WellingtonNZ and GWRC partner to try and make it easier for visitors to the capital to take public transport.
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.
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.
The return of Wellington’s Metlink Express bus service between the airport and railway station has exceeded expectations.
Masks are no longer required on Metlink’s bus, rail, ferry, and total mobility services, but remain strongly recommended on public transport.
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.
State Highway 6 from Nelson to Blenheim remains closed until at least Tuesday, says Waka Kotahi.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has shut down a proposed trial to allocate lanes on Auckland’s Harbour Bridge to walkers and cyclists.
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.
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.