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.
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Hi Neighbours, The V8 supercars race costs Auckland ratepayers $1.2m and is the city's most-publicly-sponsored major event. So how did it suddenly end up shifting from its Pukekohe home to Waikato's Hampton Downs? Read the story below:
On my way to Smales Farm this morning (Sunday 26th), the bag fell off my motorbike, between Tamahere Dr., and Smales Farm.
I would appreciate its recovery.
Yesterday Kaipātiki Local Board members Melanie Kenrick, Paula Gillon, Adrian Tyler and I joined council project staff and Le Roys Bush volunteers to discuss the upcoming Stage 2 track work at Le Roys Bush Reserve.
While we were there, contractors were busy installing shoe cleaning stations to allow stage 1 (Waterfall Track) to reopen to the public over the next week. :)
The Stage 2 project will begin in a few months and completes the upgrade of the "spinal track" creating a lengthy step-free route that protects kauri from dieback disease and improves accessibility.
In 2021, Stage 3 will address the remaining tracks that connect to the side roads.