7 Mar 2016

Green light for iwi-owned bus company

1:02 pm on 7 March 2016

An iwi-owned company, Go Bus, has picked up a contract to run bus services in part of South Auckland.

speeding bus in auckland

Photo: PHOTO NZ

NZ Bus lost the contract, putting 245 drivers' jobs in limbo.

It is also locked in an industrial dispute over contract negotiations with its drivers throughout the region.

The Go Bus contract, which has been awarded by Auckland Transport, will start in October and the company said it would create 250 new jobs in both driver and management roles.

Go Bus also planned to invest $40 million in new vehicles, equipment and new depot facilities.

The company is owned by Tainui and Ngai Tahu.

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