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

 


Reprieve for Taihape bus service

February 19, 2014

Reprieve for Taihape bus service

Horizons Regional Council’s fortnightly bus service from Taihape looks set to continue following a recommendation passed by the Region’s Passenger Transport Committee this week.

The service, which was reinstated in December 2012 following public submissions, travels to Wanganui on the first Thursday and Palmerston North on the third Friday of every month.

A report provided to the Committee showed 324 one-way trips were made on the service between 1 December 2012 and 30 November 2013. However, there is a need for numbers to increase.

Chair of Horizons’ Passenger Transport Committee Rachel Keedwell says the Taihape bus fills a transport void by providing an affordable option for those who wish to travel out of town.

“It truly is a community service and a vital link to friends, shopping and appointments. However, it will be reviewed again in December and passenger numbers do need to remain stable or increase to keep the service viable,” she says.

To help ensure sharing of information and feedback, Horizons officers have established relationships with a number of groups within the Taihape and Marton communities. They also plan to talk directly to potential passengers over the coming months in an effort to raise awareness and get more people on-board.

Those wanting to hop aboard the new service are encouraged to contact GoBus on 06 3881 427 or021 8211 407 to secure their seat, find out more about fares and stops or arrange an alternative pick-up point.

More information is also available via Horizons Regional Council’s website www.horizons.govt.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Andrew Little’s Debut, Mockingjay, And Drunk Texting

John Key’s credibility has taken a hammering this week – at least among the 50% of the electorate who have always had doubts about him on that score.

The other substantial story of the week has been about Andrew Little’s debut as Labour leader, which has received top marks, especially among the 25% of the electorate still voting Labour. According to some reports, the Labour caucus has been ‘in seventh heaven’ about Little’s success this week in taking it to the government in the House. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Parliament Today:

Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance

Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel. More>>

ALSO:

Glenn Inquiry: Report Offers Solutions To Family Violence

The People’s Blueprint unveiled today by Sir Owen Glenn’s independent inquiry into child abuse and domestic violence outlines a new, more cohesive and effective system for reducing New Zealand’s alarmingly high family violence rates. More>>

ALSO:

Environment Commissioner: Changing Climate And Rising Seas - Understanding The Science

A rising sea will be with us for a long time to come – one way or another we will have to adapt. But how high and how fast the water rises will be influenced by the speed at which the world – including New Zealand – reduces greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades. More>>

ALSO:

Key Texts With Whale Oil Released: PM Can’t Be Trusted Over Dirty Politics Defence - Greens

John Key’s answers to questions about dirty politics can’t be trusted, after he was forced to admit that he had misled journalists and Parliament about contact with attack blogger Cameron Slater, said the Green Party today.. More>>

ALSO:

Temporary Release Crackdown Continues: Corrections Review Of Phillip Smith Case

“The review by Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer reveals that the plan for Smith’s series of temporary releases was overly ambitious and misinformed. He’s a highly manipulative and deceptive person who although technically eligible, should not have been considered for temporary release." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news