Bus news & updates

Service announcements, updates and interesting yarns from our region-wide public transport network.


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Thursday taxi keeps townsfolk on the move

Lynn O'Keeffe

Thu 24 Oct 2019

Waitara’s weekly ‘taxi day’ is proving popular with townsfolk, particularly those who are unable to use buses and have no other way to go shopping or get to medical appointments.

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Treat yourself and the planet on Car-Free Day

Citylink buses in New Plymouth

Mon 16 Sep 2019

If you’re toying with the idea of ditching the car and using public transport for the sake of the planet, now is the ideal time to give it a go.

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A few clicks will secure your Connector


Mon 14 Jan 2019

Users of the popular cross-Taranaki Connector bus service are well-advised to ensure there’ll be a seat for them – and a new online booking system makes it easy.

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Waitara and Bell Block to get extra weekday bus service

Citylink Route 20 bus

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Waitara and Bell Block will get an extra weekday bus service to and from New Plymouth in the New Year, taking the number of return services from five to six.

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2019 to bring more bus options for Pātea and Waverley

Weir Brothers buses

Thu 13 Dec 2018

An extra weekly bus service in the New Year will give Pātea and Waverley people more options for getting to and from Hāwera and the rest of Taranaki.

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Christmas shopping? It's a wrap with extra Saturday buses

Citylink buses

Mon 03 Dec 2018

With gift-buying season hitting its peak, Taranaki people and their families can take advantage of extra Saturday bus services if they need to hit the shops.

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Pro tip for parade day: Get a bus

Mā Ake – Let’s Go

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Special bus services on Saturday (1 December) will allow families to get to New Plymouth’s Christmas parade minus traffic and parking hassles.

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New day, new route for Southlink bus users

New Southlink route

Mon 12 Nov 2018

Some of South Taranaki’s Southlink bus services will change next month but coverage will remain the same.

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