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

 


Student Airport Shuttles Flying High


Student Airport Shuttles Flying High

The introduction of student priced shuttles between the university and the Dunedin International Airport are a raging success announced the Otago University Students’ Association today. Between January and June over 4500 students have used the OUSA promoted service operated by Airport Shuttles Dunedin Limited.

“We’re astounded by the success of the shuttles and we’re rapt that it’s made travel much easier and affordable for students.” said Ruby Sycamore-Smith, OUSA President. “The trial run in 2013 gave us a good idea of what we needed to do to make it run successfully, and now we’ve worked to tweak it with Airport Shuttles Dunedin it’s just getting more and more popular.”

Numbers have continued to climb over 2014 with the university holidays in April and June proving to be busiest periods with over 1000 students traveling in each of these months.

The relationship with the Airport Shuttles Dunedin Limited has meant students are guaranteed a price of $12 to the airport and $15 from the airport to Dunedin. Other shuttle services only reduce prices to that level if the student books with a number of other people at the same time.

“Because the OUSA sticks to its core business it gives us the freedom to facilitate commercial opportunities with trusted partners for the benefit of students without a conflict of interest due to our own activities”, said Ms. Sycamore-Smith.

“The OUSA has the marketing power to promote directly to our students who are always seeking the best price or the best services.” said Ms. Sycamore-Smith. “It’s great that as we grow our networks we’re having the chance to work with some amazing Dunedin people; from small businesses to large organisations that are really having an impact on the services we can provide to our students.”

Working with Airport Shuttles Dunedin is a result of the OUSA’s approach of working with professional providers to run services and events rather than taking on the full risk itself.

“It’s a cheaper and smarter way of doing business for us.” said Ms. Sycamore-Smith.

All tertiary students can use the online booking service the OUSA established at www.studentshuttles.co.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