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Bus Driver Pay And Conditions

Monday, 23 May 2022, 2:52 pm | Bus and Coach Association

The Bus and Coach Association welcomes the recent budget announcement by the Labour Government to invest $61 million over the next four years towards ensuring a sustainable, skilled workforce of bus drivers nationwide. “This is great news” says CEO Ben ... More >>

BCA Concerned At Potential Reduction Of Competition In Bus Industry

Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 3:33 pm | Bus and Coach Association

The Bus and Coach Association is concerned about the proposed merger between NZ Bus and Kinetic (Go Bus), two of New Zealand’s largest bus companies, currently before the Commerce Commission. “We have seen a trend in the industry in recent ... More >>

A Great Start, But More Needed

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 5:04 pm | Bus and Coach Association

The Bus and Coach Association (BCA) and Rental Vehicle Association (RVA) were both pleased to hear of the recent relaxing of border restrictions for returning Kiwis and eligible travellers from Australia and the rest of the world on both March 2 ... More >>

BCA Welcomes Government’s Border Opening Plan

Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 9:30 am | Bus and Coach Association

On Monday 31 January, the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment released data that showed international tourism spending in New Zealand has fallen 91 per cent since Covid-19 closed the borders to international travel. This equates to a ... More >>

BCA Welcomes Government’s Border Opening Plan

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 1:15 pm | Bus and Coach Association

On Monday 31 January, the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment released data that showed international tourism spending in New Zealand has fallen 91 per cent since Covid-19 closed the borders to international travel. This equates to a ... More >>

Tour And Coach Industry In Danger Of Imminent Collapse

Monday, 13 December 2021, 2:11 pm | Bus and Coach Association

The Labour government recently provided clarity on border openings, with plans to open New Zealand’s domestic borders in December, then international borders in early 2022. With this clarity, many, including Labour, hope that the challenges businesses ... More >>

Industry Stunned At Department Of Conservation Decision

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 3:58 pm | Bus and Coach Association

The Bus and Coach Association is very surprised at the recent decision by the Department of Conservation to reinstate charging commercial tour operators for parking on their land from the 1st January 2022. Particularly when there is still no clarity on when ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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