Strike action scheduled for Monday 23 to Friday 27 April involving drivers for NZ Bus has been withdrawn by First Union and Tramways Union.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

About the Travelwise programme About Travelwise

Travelwise is an innovative programme to make school travel safer, healthier and more fun.

The programme works with primary, intermediate and secondary schools to:

  • encourage and increase use of active travel modes and public transport.
  • provide safer facilities for all road users.
  • reduce congestion around schools.

With Travelwise, schools create individualised Safe School Travel Plans with meaningful visions and practical actions to create a safer and less congested environment outside the school. Our whole-school approach supports and encourages your school to incorporate road safety and sustainable travel into school culture, governance and long-term planning.

Travelwise also offers a wide range of resoures and opportunities to participate in regional activities and campaigns.

The whole-school approach

For a safe school travel plan to be successful the following 3 key components must be considered every step of the way: 


Schools use student-centred, curriculum based strategies to enhance road safety and active transport knowledge and awareness across all year levels.

  • Road safety and active transport education programmes are embedded in a curriculum framework.
  • School management supports staff to implement road safety education.
  • Use student-centred, interactive strategies.
  • Actively engage students in skill development.
  • Help students to influence their peers as safe road users.

Ethos and organisation

School provide and reinforce consistent, culturally-considerate road safety and active transport messages to their school community.

  • Wider school community are consulted when developing and reviewing road safety and active transport plans, policies and procedures.
  • School management actively promotes and supports road safety and active transport.
  • School staff model appropriate road safety behaviours and attitudes.
  • Review the school traffic environment.

Parents and community

Schools show their commitment to road safety and active transport through their policies, school environment and culture.

  • Parents provided with information to reinforce road safety and active transport messages and skills.
  • School community consulted to reinforce safety and active transport messages and skills.
  • Collaborate with other school programme stakeholders to complement school road safety programmes.
  • Encourage road safety and active transport through community events and projects.
  • Work with other Auckland schools to promote road safety and active transport.

Travelwise works

Since its inception in 2005, the Travelwise programme has contributed to long-term safety benefits and reduced congestion around Auckland schools. Achievements include:

  • Over 250,000 students involved in the programme.
  • 75% of all Auckland school-aged students attend a Travelwise School.
  • 58% reduction in crashes around schools that involve pedestrians and cyclists aged 5 to 13.

Find out more

Contact Auckland Transport