The Rail and Maritime Trade Union (RMTU) has given notice of its intent to commence industrial action from Monday 26 February to Friday 16 March.

Auckland Transport and Transdev have developed a temporary timetable to minimise disruption and provide consistent rail services on these lines during this period.

Customers can expect Southern, Western and Eastern line weekday peak train services at 20-minute intervals, with inter-peak and off-peak services running as normal. Many trains on these services will run with six cars, which can hold 900 passengers, to help reduce impact.

Onehunga and Pukekohe weekday train services and weekend train services across all lines will remain on their usual timetable.

Ferry and bus services will operate as normal.

Read the media release: Temporary timetable on trains due to industrial action.

Auckland Transport

Oratia Stream shared path Oratia Stream shared path

Distance: 3km

The Oratia Stream shared path is one of the award-winning Twin Streams walk and cycleways developed by the former Waitakare City Council. It includes environmental, conservation and community initiatives aimed at protecting the area from floodwater coming down from the Waitakere Ranges.

The 3.6m-wide path can be easily accessed from Henderson town centre and starts at Millbrook Road Esplanade. From there, it weaves its way around the Milbrook Edible Garden – an organic garden where local residents are encouraged to grow their own vegetables. The path leads into Parrs Park, which features a skateboard ramp, basketball court and playground. A gentle and spacious path surrounds the sports field making it suitable for people of all ages and abilities.