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Coroner's Report Into Death Of Hannah Francis

Friday, 15 October 2021, 10:27 am | Bus and Coach Association

The tragic death of 11yr old Hannah Francis in 2018 brought alpine safety to the forefront of bus transport in New Zealand. Bus and Coach Association (BCA) Chief Executive Officer Ben McFadgen welcomes the coroner’s findings in the recently ... More >>

Are Tour Bus and Coach Operators in Gov Vision for Tourism?

Monday, 6 September 2021, 1:16 pm | Bus and Coach Association

Each collapse of a tourist bus, coach and shuttle operator is another nail in the coffin for the New Zealand tourism industry. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic emergency, there has been a distinct lack of targeted support from Government ... More >>

Minister Ignoring The Plight Of The Tourism Coach Sector

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 11:03 am | Bus and Coach Association

The latest announcement by the Minister of Tourism is a continuation of the Government trying to “pick winners” instead of looking at supporting the wider tourism ecosystem, says Bus and Coach Association Acting Chief Executive, Alex Voutratzis. “After ... More >>

If The Minister Wants Sustainable Tourism, He Needs The Coach Sector

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 12:43 pm | Bus and Coach Association

If we’re to see the step change in our tourism industry Minister Nash wants to see, there needs to be a well-functioning coach sector supporting it, say the Bus and Coach Association. Acting Chief Executive, Alex Voutratzis, supports the Minister’s ... More >>

Pivoting To What Exactly?

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 3:13 pm | Bus and Coach Association

The Government needs to do more than just promote buzz words like “sustainability” and “pivoting,” we need more action from them to protect tourism businesses and the communities they support, says the Bus and Coach Association. Acting Chief Executive, ... More >>

ADL Delivers Electric Buses To Auckland’s Waiheke Island And Renews New Zealand Partnership

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 1:52 pm | Bus and Coach Association

Alexander Dennis Limited (“ADL”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that it has delivered six electric buses to Fullers360 for Auckland Transport services ... More >>

Government Willing To Let Tour Coach Industry Disappear

Friday, 21 August 2020, 10:38 am | Bus and Coach Association

“After tourism brought in $40.9 billion p.a. to New Zealand’s GDP for the year ending March 2019, why is Government only willing to spend $400 million, merely 0.98% of the total earned last year, on the survival of our country’s largest export ... More >>

Bus And Coach Association On Budget 2020: Too Light In Detail. Too Light On Dollars.

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 5:20 pm | Bus and Coach Association

That’s the Bus and Coach Association’s take on Budget 2020 when it comes to supporting small tourism operators, tourism coach builders and rental car companies. “Tourism has been a massive contributor to our economy for many years and to only ... More >>

Suggestion That Operators Benefiting From Current Crisis; Insulting, Says BCA

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 7:57 am | Bus and Coach Association

The Bus and Coach Association is dumbfounded by the suggestion of one union organisation that bus companies would be ‘double dipping’ on the COVID-19 wage subsidy scheme. The fact is that bus and coach operators have been hit hard by the economic lockdown ... More >>

Equitable Support Needed Urgently, Says BCA, RVA

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 11:20 am | Bus and Coach Association

The government must administer its Business Support Package quickly, equitably and efficiently or face a rapid rise in unemployment, the Bus and Coach and Rental Vehicle Associations say. If the package doesn’t meet those criteria, then New Zealand’s ... More >>

Auckland Strike Action

Monday, 9 December 2019, 3:58 pm | Bus and Coach Association

Auckland bus operators are enraged at the inconvenience to passengers affected by continued bus driver strike action. Even those operators not directly affected by strikes are appalled at the behaviour of First Union and Tramways Union and their ... More >>

Register for New Zealand’s Only Bus Conference 8-10 October

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 2:32 pm | Bus and Coach Association

This month, leading figures from New Zealand’s major bus, coach and tour operators will flock to Manukau’s Vodafone Events Centre for the annual BCA conference – the only event in New Zealand to focus solely on the bus and coach industry. More >>

Bus operators support government review of public transport

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 5:33 pm | Bus and Coach Association

The Bus and Coach Association NZ (BCA) is welcoming the government’s review of the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM), saying that it is an opportunity to deliver the partnership model which was envisaged when the system was introduced. More >>

Bus operators support government’s move on driver breaks

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 11:04 am | Bus and Coach Association

The Bus and Coach Association NZ (BCA) says it is committed to working alongside the government, regional councils and bus driver unions as the sector introduces the new driver break rules prescribed in changes to the Employment Relations Act ... More >>

Bus & Coach Association NZ - Statement

Friday, 5 October 2018, 2:28 pm | Bus and Coach Association

It is unfortunate the media coverage has so far only told one side of the story about Wellington bus driver conditions. One of the new operators of the Wellington urban routes, Tranzurban has actually improved the wages of many of drivers when compared ... More >>

Bus & Coach Association NZ

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 2:47 pm | Bus and Coach Association

The serious allegations being made by Unions about the safety of bus operations in the Wellington, Waikato and Auckland regions are not supported by the findings of either the NZTA or the police, who check vehicle and working time requirements at ... More >>

Bus & Coach Association on safety review

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 5:50 pm | Bus and Coach Association

The Bus and Coach Association NZ welcomes the government’s announcement of a review into bus safety, and we are already working with officials to get the best possible outcomes for operators and passengers. More >>

Bus and Coach Industry supports childcare changes

Friday, 22 May 2015, 12:31 pm | Bus and Coach Association

The Bus and Coach Association President, Andrew Ritchie, praised the government’s budget boost to child care. He said that the 20 hours of free early childhood education is a great benefit not only to the parents, but to employers and the economy in general. More >>

New CEO for BCA

Friday, 21 September 2012, 10:23 am | Bus and Coach Association

Andrew Ritchie, President of the BCA, is pleased to announce Philip Manning as the new CEO of the BCA. Philip will commence at the BCA on 1 October 2012 . More >>

Bus and Coach Association Welcomes Manifesto

Wednesday, 10 September 2008, 1:56 pm | Bus and Coach Association

The Bus and Coach Association (BCA) has applauded today’s release of the Tourism Industry Election Manifesto by the Tourism Industry Association (TIA).   More >>