Ritchies

The operator of Queenstown's $2 bus service is confident his fleet's no longer leaking oil after taking one leaky bus off the hilly Fernhill route. Local Ritchies boss Nyall Fraser says they fielded constant complaints about alleged oil and diesel...

Bus drivers strike

Queenstown bus drivers are protesting outside the Otago Regional Council offices this morning as part of a strike over pay and conditions. Four drivers, along with First Union organiser Ken Young and other union members, stood with protest signs outside...
Some years ago I watched a famous American actress being interviewed on American television. She was asked about bus travel and, in an animated American accent, responded: "Honey, as far as I'm concerned, if a man has to travel on...

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...

Why park-and-ride died

The lack of a suitable base in Frankton proved fatal to a proposed park-and-ride trial in Queenstown. The trial, targeted to start before Christmas, was dropped by Queenstown's council in a public-excluded session at its final meeting last Thursday. Queenstown councillor Alexa...
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