Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Total Mobility subsidized transport scheme in South Taranaki

The Council’s Director-Corporate Services, Mike Nield, says that the suspension is due to the termination of the contract between the Council and Hawera Taxis.

“It is an unfortunate situation which will affect about 200 Total Mobility users in South Taranaki who rely on the scheme,” says Mr Nield. “We are contacting them individually to explain the situation.”

The Council has advised health and social agencies and disability support groups of the situation, so that they are aware that Total Mobility users in South Taranaki may be seeking support and advice. The Council will be investigating alternative transport options for South Taranaki Total Mobility clients.

The Total Mobility scheme provides taxi subsidies for people with health or medical conditions that prevent them from using public transport.

A taxi service continues to operate in Hawera, but fares will not be subsidized under Total Mobility.

Total Mobility subsidized fares continue to be available in Stratford, New Plymouth and North Taranaki.

Mr Nield says the Council is unable to make any further public comment about the suspension of the service in South Taranaki.

Hawera Taxis will also no longer be providing the contracted SouthLink once-a-week bus services linking Waverley, Patea, Manaia, Opunake, Kaponga and Normanby with Hawera. New operators will take over the services.

“Routes and timetables for these services remain unchanged and they are running as normal,” says Mr Nield. “The only change is different operators.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop's Pledgeme Campaign To Become A Not-For-Profit Finishes Sunday 29th - Please Pledge Now
AMA: Scoop's 'Invisible Paywall'


Gordon Campbell: On A Funeral In Asia, The Northland By-Election, And News Priorities

Supposedly, New Zealand’s destiny lies in Asia, and that was one of Foreign Minister Murray McCully’s rationales for his bungled reforms at MFAT. OK. So, if that’s the case why didn’t Prime Minister John Key – who was already in South Korea – stay in the region so that he could attend the state funeral on Sunday of Singapore’s founding leader Lee Kuan Yew?

Instead, Key returned to New Zealand to campaign in the Northland by-election, and Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae will represent this country in his place. Bad call. Key has put the domestic interests of his party ahead of New Zealand’s wider interests on the world stage. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security: Inquiry Into GCSB Pacific Allegations

The complaints follow recent public allegations about GCSB activities. The complaints, and these public allegations, raise wider questions regarding the collection, retention and sharing of communications data. More>>

ALSO:

TPPA Investment Leak: "NZ Surrender To US" On Corporates Suing Governments

Professor Jane Kelsey: ‘As anticipated, the deal gives foreign investors from the TPPA countries special rights, and the power to sue the government in private offshore tribunals for massive damages if new laws, or even court decisions, significantly affected their bottom line’. More>>

ALSO:

Enrol By Friday: Time’s Almost Up Before Northland By-Election

If you want to vote in the Northland by-election and you’re not enrolled, time is running out. That’s the message from Northland Registrar of Electors Deborah Darton, with just a few days to go until the by-election this Saturday, 28 March. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: The Myth Of Steven Joyce

Gordon Campbell: The myth of competence that’s been woven around Steven Joyce – the Key government’s “Minister of Everything” and “Mr Fixit” – has been disseminated from high-rises to hamlets, across the country... More>>

ALSO:

RMTU: No Public Submissions On International Government Procurement Deal

“The government is preparing to assent to the Government Procurement Agreement, a World Trade Organisation Treaty which opens up New Zealand Government contracts to foreign companies and closes the door on local businesses and their workers. However the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee is refusing to take public submissions on the decision.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Pacific Spying

So New Zealand spied on its friends and allies in the Pacific – and has not only been passing on the results to the NSA, but has apparently passed on the details of the Pacific’s relations with Taiwan to our other best friends, the Chinese. On the side, the Key government has also been using the security services to gauge the chances of Trade Minister Tim Groser landing the top job at the WTO... More>>

ALSO:

State Housing Transfer: Salvation Army Opts Out

The Salvation Army has decided against negotiating with Government for the transfer of Housing New Zealand stock.
More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news