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United we stand

COMMUNITY. In March, as this town, and our country, went into lockdown and the reality and ramifications of Covid-19 on the Whakatipu started to hit home, Mountain Scene published a message on our front page, reminding us all our community...

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...
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