Strike action scheduled for Monday 23 to Friday 27 April involving drivers for NZ Bus has been withdrawn by First Union and Tramways Union.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

Kowhai Connection Kowhai Connection

The Kowhai Connection provides an affordable and convenient bus service between Warkworth, Matakana and Snells Beach.

The new timetable for the Kowhai Connection effective from Monday 25 May 2015 will only operate Monday to Saturday and no longer operate on Sundays and Public Holidays. A new 24 seater vehicle will be used.

New bus stops have been included en route at Algies Bay, Point Wells, Omaha and Whangateau. Due to these new bus stops, this service will no longer be available as an on-request pick up service.

Find out more about fares and timetables.


Ways you can catch the Kowhai Connection

From a bus stop at:

  • Warkworth – outside the Old Masonic Hall, (3 Baxter Street).
  • Snells Beach – corner of Mahurangi East Rd and Ariki Dr (across the road from The Warehouse).
  • Algies Bay - Alexander Rd bus shelter (at the top of the road).
  • Matakana Village – Wharf Road, outside Plume Cafe.
  • Point Wells - Point Wells Hall bus shelter.
  • Omaha - Corner of Omaha Dr and Meiklejohn Way.
  • Whangateau - Whangateau Hall.

Fares

Fares are cash only.

Adult: $3.00

Children: $1.50 (up to 16 years, under 5 Free)

No other concessions are available on this service.

Timetable

Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays)

Monday to FridayAMPM
Warkworth - 8.00 10.00 12.00 1.45 5.15
Snells Beach - 8.10 10.10 12.10 1.55 5.25
Algies Bay - 8.15 - 12.15 - 5.30
Matakana - 8.30 10.20 12.30 2.05 5.45
Point Wells - 8.45 10.30 - 2.15 5.55
Omaha - 8.55 10.40 - 2.25 6.05
Whangateau - 9.10 - - 2.35 -
Matakana 7.20 9.20 10.50 12.45 2.50 6.15
Snells Beach 7.30 9.30 11.00 12.55 3.10 6.25
Algies Bay 7.35 9.35 - 1.00 3.15 -
Warkworth 7.50 9.50 11.10 1.15 3.30 6.35

Saturday only

SaturdayAMPM
Warkworth 9.00 11.00 1.30 3.30
Snells Beach 9.10 11.10 1.40 3.40
Algies Bay 9.15 11.15 1.45 3.45
Matakana 9.30 11.30 2.00 4.00
Point Wells 9.40 11.40 2.10 4.10
Omaha 9.50 11.50 2.20 4.20
Whangateau 10.00 - 2.30 -
Matakana 10.15 12.00 2.45 4.30
Snells Beach 10.25 12.10 2.55 4.40
Algies Bay 10.30 12.15 3.00 4.45
Warkworth 10.45 12.30 3.15 5.00

*No service on Sundays and Public Holidays

View the Kowhai Connection bus timetable (PDF 42KB)

If you require more information or would like to give feedback, you can contact us online or phone 09 366 6400.

Service provided by Gubbs Motors.


Last updated 9 June 2015
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change