Strike action scheduled for Monday 23 to Friday 27 April involving drivers for NZ Bus has been withdrawn by First Union and Tramways Union.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

Commute as a

cyclist driver

Cycling can be a great way to travel all year round. However, with wet weather and reduced daylight hours, visibility is extra important. There are a few simple things you can do to ensure that you and your bike are prepared for riding this winter. Check out our cycle safety tips below and cycle training courses and commute as a community this winter!

Have the right
bike lights.

By law, you must have front and rear lights on your bike at night or in low light conditions, but be careful not to set up your lights in a way that dazzles or endangers other road users. You’ll also need a red rear reflector. More information is available in the official NZ Code for Cyclists.



  • Wear something bright or colourful.
  • Reflective strips on clothing or backpacks improve your visibility when light is low.
  • Carry or wear a rain jacket, ideally a bright one, but make sure it’s not going to get caught in the chain or other moving parts.
  • Consider fitting mudguards, they can keep you cleaner (and a little dryer) on wet roads.
  • Gloves help you maintain a good grip in cold and wet conditions.


  • Ride slower in wet conditions to keep control and watch your following distances.
  • Maintain a good road position and don’t ride in the gutter.
  • Pump the brakes gently when going down hills to avoid skidding. Reduce your speed gradually.
  • Wet surfaces make things slippery. Beware of road markings, manhole covers and leaves – try to avoid braking or turning sharply as you cross them.
  • Pay attention to pedestrians and other road users such as cars and trucks, particularly when it’s wet.


  • Check your tyres, making sure there is good tread for traction in the wet and there are no cuts or glass in them.
  • Keep your bike clean and serviced. Remember to put winter lubricant on your chain.
  • Check your brakes work well as they can wear down quicker in wet and dirty conditions.
  • Store your bike under cover wherever possible.