$2 buses

Queenstown's downtown boss is blasting the council for turning Camp Street into a bus station to accommodate the new $2 buses. "It is going to be chaos," DowntownQT general manager Steve Wilde says. With the much-anticipated $2 buses hitting the streets...

Driver shortage for $2 buses

  Queenstown's bus boss is having a "freak-out" over getting drivers for the resort's $2 bus service. Ritchies branch manager Nyall Fraser says he needs another 14 drivers and might have to fly some in from the North Island and pay...
Parents have labelled the decision to scrap Queenstown school buses as shambolic, disastrous, unsafe and upsetting. Ministry of Education bods have announced it's pulling the service – from term one next year for high school pupils and term two for...
Incensed is a strong word, but I think I am! I've recently been informed that the Ministry of Education has decided it is time to remove the school bus services in the Wakatipu where other public transport services are available. My...

School bus blow

Bussing to school will no longer be free for hundreds of Wakatipu High students. The Education Ministry's pulling its school bus service next year for students who can travel on the district's expanded public transport system. Currently 809, or 88 per...

Cab call on $2 buses

A Queenstown cab firm's making an 11th-hour bid to shake up the $2 bus plan. Queenstown Taxis boss Grant Scannell wants talks with Otago Regional Council and Queenstown's council about cabs covering part of the route. "We see we could offer a...
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