More than 70,000 daily bus trips could be affected by a suspension dealt to hundreds of NZ Bus drivers across Auckland. The suspension comes after tensions between NZ Bus and union members as they tried to settle on a new collective agreement regarding pay and work hours. Union members had been declining bus fares from passengers, and planned to do so until Christmas before the suspension began. Now drivers will go without pay until Christmas Eve.
NZ Bus' biggest area is central Auckland, all of the Link services, and those serving the main isthmus arterials to eastern suburbs and along Mt Eden, Dominion and Sandringham Roads, as well as some to the outer west and northwest, and on the North Shore.
How has the bus driver suspension affected you? Let us know in the comments.
New Zealand Red Cross are holding our Annual Street Appeal on Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March 2020.
Please help raise money for our much-needed programmes and services here in Aotearoa.
This year, we are aiming to reach 4,000 hours of volunteer collection time. Any time that you can give will help us reach our goal!
It couldn’t be easier to get involved, just click on this link to see where & where we’re collecting – and sign up!
Or phone us on 0800 Red Cross
When amazing supporters like you help us fundraise, you help us do good!
You help us to deliver Meals on Wheels, NZ disaster preparedness and response work (inc. our Restoring Family Links tracing service) and our refugee resettlement programmes.
And please spread the word – get friends, family and colleagues involved too!
Or if you’re unable to collect with us, please help our volunteer recruitment drive by forwarding this sign-up link to anyone and everyone!
Auckland's new trains have started arriving from Spain - and they need to be unwrapped.
Harry Calder, 9, is at the train depot in Onehunga to pull the plastic off for a sneak peak of the trains before they hit the tracks, in this KEA Kids News video bulletin.
To read more, click here.