Strike action scheduled for Monday 23 to Friday 27 April involving drivers for NZ Bus has been withdrawn by First Union and Tramways Union.

However, drivers will meet on Tuesday (24 April) to ratify the settlement to the dispute. This meeting means NZ Bus services will be cancelled after morning peak. Services on Tuesday will be disrupted between 9:30am and 2:30pm, some services immediately before or after this could also be affected.

Use the journey planner to plan an alternative trip, under advanced options select the service operator. Ensure Go West, Metrolink and North Star are not selected. 

Bus services run by other operators are not affected and train and ferry services will run as usual on Tuesday.

Note: CityLink and InnerLink services will continue to operate during the disruption.

List of NZ Bus services not operating


Published 20 April 2018 | Last updated 23 April 2018
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change

Auckland Transport

CRL tunnelling machine lines up for its next task

ValerieOne of the impressive machines involved in the City Rail Link (CRL) construction is about to begin the next stage of an underground journey through downtown Auckland.

The 2m-wide tunnel boring machine, named Valerie in honour of the strength of Olympian Valerie Adams, is simultaneously excavating and installing a new stormwater pipe under Albert Street.

Having completed the first 290 metres of tunnelling and pipe-jacking work between Victoria and Swanson Streets, the machine is currently being refurbished in the shed at Victoria and Albert Streets in preparation of the next stage of its journey. It will be lowered down the shaft to begin the final 200-metre stretch towards Wellesley Street.

It should arrive at Wellesley Street in April.

The stormwater diversion is needed before the CRL cut-and-cover construction of twin tunnels can be delivered by Connectus, a McConnell Dowell and Hawkins joint venture.

A smaller tunnel boring machine is also working under Victoria Street, diverting the Orakei sewer main and enabling the existing sewer to be strengthened under the future mid-town Aotea Station.

Construction on CRL, which will link Britomart and the city centre to the western line near Mt Eden, began in December 2015.

Project director Chris Meale says every milestone takes Auckland closer to a new future for transport.

Find out more about the CRL project.