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

 


The Suburban Rumbler Takes to the streets this Easter

The Suburban Rumbler Takes to the streets this Easter


For the past 3 years the Otago Heritage Bus Society has been an essential part of public transport during major public holidays, this Easter will be no excuse not to operate Dunedin's growing 'Heritage Bus Collection' to serve the community whilst commercial operators take a break from their usual daily activities.

On three days each year, Good Friday, Easter Sunday andChristmas Day Dunedin is not covered by the Otago Regional Council's integrated network of Gobus services. The Otago Heritage Bus Society and its’ members have a passion for public transport, and we want to serve the widest possible portion of Dunedin’s community since we now have four operational vehicles within our fleet of seven, all of the vehicles operated have a stack of local and national history behind them, making them very special to our community and our nation.

Easter 2013 saw us trial the carriage of allowing dogs onboard our bus services. this deemed popular by passengers and we will continue to allow well behaved dogs to join their owners onboard the heritage buses again this year. Travelling dogs is a common site in some parts of Australia , Asia and Europe. Along the St. Kilda - Brockville / Halfway Bush route we will also serve the Dunedin Dog Park at the corner of Wakari and Taieri Rd to give our furry four –legged friends a fun destination to go too.

Fares are $10 for an unlimited all-day pass (to both routes) or by gold coin donation for humans. Dogs ride free with their owners. Fares are purchased from the onboard volunteer driver or conductor on the day.

All proceeds from the Suburban Rumbler services go back into restorations and operations of the Otago Heritage Bus Society to further benefit the community, such as the relocation and restoration of Dunedin’s first trolley bus - DCT #1, which is currently in Wellington awaiting retrieval.

Full timetable information about both routes can be found online at www.otagohertiagebus.co.nz or by calling (03)4879585. This service is registered with the Otago Regional Council

We look forward to welcoming everyone onboard

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Digital Evolution: Scoop Independent News Launches "Operation Chrysalis"

From today Scoop is beginning a process of public consultation with the political, business and civil society groups it has served for the past 15 and a half years.

"It is hoped that in time - with new leadership and increased community engagement - the chrysalis will incubate a new kind of Scoop, one which can sustainably continue Scoop's Mission 'to be an agent of positive change'", says Scoop Founder, Editor and Publisher Alastair Thompson.

"As big publishing shrivels, public participation in contributing and spreading news has grown. Scoop has evolved with this wave by providing an independent platform, committed to upholding democracy, providing a voice to all, and providing the public easy access to information about decisions which affect them." More>>

 

Parliament Adjourns:

Greens: CAA Airport Door Report Conflicts With Brownlee’s Claims

The heavily redacted report into the incident shows conflicting versions of events as told by Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch airport security staff. The report disputes Brownlee’s claim that he was allowed through, and states that he instead pushed his way through. More>>

ALSO:

TAIC: Final Report On Grounding Of MV Rena

Factors that directly contributed to the grounding included the crew:
- not following standard good practice for planning and executing the voyage
- not following standard good practice for navigation watchkeeping
- not following standard good practice when taking over control of the ship. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Pakistan Schoolchildren Killings

The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto something that’s become a pop cultural meme. Fans of the Homeland TV series will be well aware of the collusion between sections of the Pakistan military/security establishment on one hand and sections of the Taliban of the other… More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire:
The Politician’s Song

am a perfect picture of the modern politic-i-an:
I don’t precisely have a plan so much as an ambition;
‘Say what will sound most pleasant to the public’ is my main dictum:
And when in doubt attack someone who already is a victim More>>

ALSO:

Flight: Review Into Phillip Smith’s Escape Submitted To Government

The review follows an earlier operational review by the Department of Corrections and interim measures put in place by the Department shortly after prisoner Smith’s escape, and will inform the Government Inquiry currently underway. More>>

ALSO:

Intelligence: Inspector-General Accepts Apology For Leak Of Report

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has accepted an unreserved apology from Hon Phil Goff MP for disclosing some of the contents of her recent Report into the Release of Information by the NZSIS in July and August 2011 to media prior to its publication. The Inspector-General will not take the matter any further. More>>

ALSO:

Drink: Alcohol Advertising Report Released

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals. More>>

ALSO:

Other Report:

Leaked Cabinet Papers: Treasury Calls For Health Cuts

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news