Strike action scheduled for Monday 23 to Friday 27 April involving drivers for NZ Bus has been withdrawn by First Union and Tramways Union.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

AMETI Eastern Busway AMETI Eastern Busway

AMETI (Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative) Eastern Busway will create a dedicated, congestion-free busway between Panmure, Pakuranga, and Botany town centres.

Lets get Auckland moving with the Eastern busway

The busway is supported by new cycling and walking connections, urban design improvements, safety and signal improvements at key intersections, and more. We are delivering the project in 4 stages.

Project status:
 Stage 1 - Panmure: Complete.
 Stage 2 - Panmure to Pakuranga: Preliminary construction.
 Stage 3 - Pakuranga to Botany: Consultation and consenting.
 Stage 4 - Botany Station: Analysis and strategy.
Project zone: South-east.

Project overview

The AMETI Eastern Busway will significantly improve transport choices, reliability, and journey times in south-east Auckland and to other parts of the region. 

Once the busway is completed, you’ll be able to travel by bus and train between Botany and Britomart in less than 40 minutes.

The busway will be supported by 3 new stations at Panmure, Pakuranga, and Botany, new cycling and walking connections, urban design enhancements, and improvements for general traffic such as advanced signalling at important intersections.

A new flyover connecting Pakuranga Road with Pakuranga Highway is also planned to provide better travel options and reduce congestion for general traffic.

Major transport improvements have already been made with the opening of the new Panmure Station (now the fifth busiest station in Auckland) and the development of Te Horeta Road.

The next stage will be construction of a busway with buses travelling on their own congestion-free lanes between Panmure and Pakuranga town centres.

The final stage between Panmure and Botany is due for completion in 2026.

Overview map

Eastern busway stages map


  • Improved transport choices.
  • Get more people onto public transport to free up roads for freight and business traffic.
  • Better traffic flow and journey times.
  • New walking and cycling connections.
  • Act as a catalyst for economic growth and regeneration for Botany, Pakuranga, Panmure and surrounding areas.


  • 2013 - New Ellerslie-Panmure Highway bridge opened (August).
  • 2014 - Panmure Station opened (January); Te Horeta Road and tunnel opened (November).
  • 2016 - Panmure to Pakuranga application for designation lodged (March).
  • 2017 - Panmure to Pakuranga NoR publicly notified (February).
  • Early 2018 - Decision on consent for Panmure to Pakuranga stage; consultation with affected parties on Pakuranga to Botany stage.
  • Late 2018 - Panmure to Pakuranga construction starts.
  • Late 2018 to early 2019 - NoR lodged for Pakuranga to Botany stage.
  • Late 2018 - late 2019 - Construction of Panmure busway bridge.
  • Late 2018 - late 2020 - Construction of Panmure to Pakuranga busway section.
  • 2020 - 2022 - Construction of Reeves Road Flyover.
  • 2022 - 2025 - Construction of Pakuranga to Botany busway section; Pakuranga to Botany cycling and walking paths.
  • 2026 - Construction starts on Botany Station (completion date TBC).

Project stages

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Stage 1 focuses on the Panmure area: the new Panmure station, Te Horeta Road, and 3 new bridges.

Panmure Basin 294

Panmure to Pakuranga

AMETI Eastern Busway focuses on the area from Panmure to Pakuranga town centre.

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Pakuranga to Botany Busway

Stage 3 is the Pakuranga to Botany busway and other improvements.

Sylvia Park Bus 294

Sylvia Park bus and cycling improvements

Improvements being made in the Sylvia Park area will create a new bus and cycling route.

Why Auckland needs the eastern busway

The eastern suburbs have grown quickly, with especially rapid population growth over the last 30 years.

The current population of 130,000 is projected to grow to approximately 160,000 by 2030.

While improvements have been made to services, further substantial infrastructure changes are needed to cater for this past and projected future growth.

Before the eastern busway

Before AMETI Map

After the eastern busway

After AMETI Map

Come and see us

We are holding a number of information sessions about AMETI Eastern Busway during March and April 2018.

Come and meet the team and find out more about the project:

  • Botany Town Centre, 16 March, 8.30am - 5pm.
  • Howick Village, 17 March, 8.30am - 12.30pm.
  • Panmure Station, 20 March, 5.30pm - 7.30pm.
  • Botany Town Centre, 24 March, 10am - 3pm.
  • Botany Night Market, 28 March, 6pm - 10pm.
  • Pakuranga Plaza, 31 March, 10am- 3pm.
  • Pakuranga Plaza, 6 April, 10am - 3pm.
  • Pakuranga Night Markets, 14 April, 5.30 - 9.30pm.
  • AMETI Eastern Busway drop-in centre, Pakuranga Plaza, 4, 11, 18, 25 April, 3pm - 5.30pm.

Documents and resources

For more information about this project

Contact Auckland Transport