November The Super Gold Month In Taranaki
Taranaki Regional Council media release
29 September 2008
For immediate release
NOVEMBER THE SUPER GOLD MONTH IN TARANAKI
Free off-peak bus travel for Super Gold Card holders will begin in Taranaki in November, coinciding with the introduction of new fare-paying technology.
The free travel scheme begins in larger centres on 1 October, with Taranaki among the areas where it will be rolled out later in the year.
“We’re also bringing in new electronic fare-paying technology for our City Link bus services in New Plymouth, Waitara and Oakura, so it makes sense to make these changes all at once, ensuring the systems are well-organised and aligned,” says the Taranaki Regional Council’s Director-Operations, Rob Phillips.
“We’ll announce more details closer to the launch date – Super Gold Card holders should watch out for the publicity.”
Free off-peak bus travel for Super Gold Card holders will apply to City Link services in New Plymouth, Waitara and Oakura, South Link services in Waverley, Hawera and Opunake, and the Inglewood-New Plymouth service.
The Super Gold Card is available to all eligible New Zealanders aged 65 or over and those under this age who receive the New Zealand Superannuation or the Veterans Pension. The card was launched in August 2007, providing access to business discounts, government and local authority services, entitlements and concessions.