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


BusLink network to spread ‘Christmas cheer’ Dec 21

BusLink network to spread ‘Christmas cheer’ Dec 21

Users of the four public transport services that collectively make up Northland’s ‘BusLink’ network are to be treated to some pre-Christmas cheer as part of a day-long festive season promotion later this month (subs: Thurs Dec 21)

‘BusLink’ is made up of Whangarei-based CityLink, Hokianga Link, Mid North Link (which operates in the wider Kaikohe and Bay of Islands areas) and Kaitaia’s Far North Link.

The Northland Regional Council has teamed up with BusLink’s operators – Ritchies, CBEC, Hokianga Express and the Kaikohe Bus Company – to make the pre-Christmas rush a little more cheerful for their passengers on Thursday December 21.

Regional councillor John Bain, who chairs the Northland Regional Transport Committee, says in the Far North, people using Kaitaia’s ‘Town Shoppers bus route’ will be able to do so for just $1 with Far North Link on the day of the promotion.

Santa will also be heading north, with youngsters (and the young at heart!) able to have their photo taken with him between 11am - 2pm at the Whare at Beachcomber Lodge. Images will be posted on the regional council’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NorthlandRegionalCouncil

In Whangarei, users will be able to ride any of CityLink’s buses for $1 anytime from 6am to 7pm on 21 December and there will be Christmas giveaways at the Rose Street bus terminus. (CityLink is the largest operator in the Bus Link group; running a fleet of eight 40-seater buses in urban Whangarei carrying more than 1200 people daily)

Meanwhile, Cr Bain says users of the smallest operators in the group – Hokianga Link (which operates a single 11-seater van on Tuesdays and Thursdays over the summer months) and Mid North Link – won’t miss out either.

“Their drivers will be giving passengers small gifts at random throughout the day to mark the promotion.”

He says a similar Christmas spirit promotion was well-received in Whangarei last year, prompting organisers to expand it regionwide this year.

“Obviously our Bus Link operators vary quite considerably in size, but we’re hoping that their passengers will get into the spirit of the day and take advantage of whatever specials or giveaways are on offer.”

More information about the Christmas cheer promotion is available from the regional council’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/NorthlandRegionalCouncil or the Bus Link website www.buslink.co.nz

The website also includes service operating hours up to and over the holiday season.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Legal Issues: Gordon Campbell On The Commerce Commission Fuel Report

Yesterday’s interim Commerce Commission report on the fuel industry will do nothing to endear the major oil companies to the New Zealand public.

Apoparently, the fuel industry is an oligopoly where the Big Three (BP, Mobil and Z) that import 90% of this country’s fuel also control the supply, pricing, profit margins etc etc, from wharf to petrol pump, thereby all but throttling genuine competition at every stage along the way. More>>


Leaving Contract Early: KiwiBuild Programme Losing Another Top Boss

Ms O'Sullivan began a six-month contract as head of KiwiBuild Commercial in February, but the Housing Ministry has confirmed she has resigned and will depart a month early to take up a new job. More>>


Proposed National Policy Statement: Helping Our Cities Grow Up And Out

“We need a new approach to planning that allows our cities to grow up, especially in city centres and around transport connections. We also have to allow cities to expand in a way that protects our special heritage areas, the natural environment and highly productive land." More>>


Ombudsman's Report: Ngāpuhi Elder 'Shocked' By Conditions At Ngawha Prison

A prominent Ngāpuhi elder is shocked to find inmates at Ngawha Prison are denied water and forced to relieve themselves in the exercise yard... Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released a report highly critical of conditions at the Northland prison. More>>


Promises: Independent Election Policy Costing Unit A Step Closer

The creation of an entity to provide political parties with independent and non-partisan policy costings is a step closer today, according to Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Associate Finance Minister James Shaw. More>>


School's In: Primary And Intermediate Principals Accept New Offer

Primary and intermediate school principals have voted to accept a new settlement from the Ministry of Education, which includes entrenched pay parity with secondary principals. More>>


IPCA On 'Rawshark' Investigation: Multiple Police Failings In Hager Searches Confirmed

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the Police's unlawful search of Nicky Hager's property in October 2014 resulted from an unwitting neglect of duty and did not amount to misconduct by any individual officer... More>>


Broadcasting Standards: Decisions On Coverage Of Mosque Attacks

The Authority upheld one of these complaints, finding that the use of extensive excerpts from the alleged attacker’s livestream video on Sky News New Zealand had the potential to cause significant distress to audiences in New Zealand, and particularly to the family and friends of victims, and the wider Muslim community. More>>

PM's Post-Cab: Bad Mail

Cabinet was updated on the process around prisoners sending mail, following the accused Christchurch gunman sending letters that "should have been stopped". All mail of "high concern prisoners" will now be checked by a specialist team and a changes to the legal criteria for witholding mail are expecting to go to a cabinet committee in this parliamentary session. More>>

Welfare: Ongoing Drug-Test Sanctions Contradicts Govt’s Rhetoric

Reports that two-thirds of beneficiaries who fail drug tests are still having their benefit sanctioned contradicts the Government’s so-called health approach to drugs. More>>





InfoPages News Channels