bus drivers

Driver ‘crisis’

Queenstown's popular $2 bus network's being shackled by a shortage of drivers, amid calls the resort should be declared a "special case" for overseas workers. Otago Regional Council's public transport boss Julian Phillips confirms to Mountain Scene they've signed off...

Bus drivers to strike

Bus drivers in Queenstown will walk off the job on Friday over what they say are negotiations going nowhere and unsafe buses. Members at Ritchie’s Queenstown have voted to take strike action from midnight tomorrow to midnight Friday. Despite three bargaining...

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...