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Cutting Youth Public Transport Discounts Will Worsen Cost Of Living And Climate Crisis - Free Fares NZ

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 8:06 pm | Free Fares NZ

Young people already have limited transport options. Making public transport less affordable will make it harder for young people to participate in their communities, including getting to work, school, and seeing their friends and whānau. More >>

Free Fares Campaign Urges Government To Value Public Transport In The GPS

Wednesday, 13 March 2024, 3:41 pm | Free Fares NZ

According to public transport advocates, the current Government’s approach to land transport is out of touch with the priorities of regular New Zealanders and the reality of cost-of-living pressures. Last week the Ministry of Transport released ... More >>

Free Fares NZ Committed To Achieving Affordable Public Transport Despite Discounts Being Axed

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 2:02 pm | Free Fares NZ

The Free Fares Campaign is disappointed to see the removal of the hard-won public transport discounts for children and young people in the Government's announcement today. A poll from November 2023 shows that the majority of New Zealanders wanted ... More >>

Free Fares NZ Submit Petition Calling For New Government To Keep Public Transport Affordable

Monday, 11 December 2023, 2:40 pm | Free Fares NZ

Today the Free Fares Campaign presented their 6,650+ strong petition to MPs Julie Anne Genter and Ayesha Verrall, demanding that the new Government retain the current public transport discounts and expand this to 100% free public transport for target ... More >>

Majority Of New Zealanders Want Public Transport Discounts To Stay

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 9:45 am | Free Fares NZ

A new poll has found that 71% of New Zealanders want to keep the current public transport discounts. 50% strongly agree the discounts should be kept. People from across the political spectrum support the discounts. A majority of National and NZ ... More >>

The Free Fares Campaign Urges The Incoming Government To Preserve Vital Public Transport Discounts

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 5:52 pm | Free Fares NZ

The Free Fares campaign is calling on the National, ACT, and New Zealand First Parties to protect public transport affordability for those most in need of cost of living support and maintain greenhouse gas emission reductions. Free public transport fares ... More >>

Free Fares NZ Urges Labour And National To Reaffirm Commitment To Half Price Public Transport For Disabled People

Friday, 8 September 2023, 10:28 am | Free Fares NZ

Free Fares NZ is urging both the National Party and the Labour Party to recommit to providing half price fares to Total Mobility users travelling on public transport. Labour mistakenly promised to provide half price public transport to disabled people ... More >>

Free Fares NZ Urges National To Keep Public Transport Discounts

Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 4:32 pm | Free Fares NZ

Free Fares NZ is deeply disappointed in the latest National Party announcement to discontinue public transport discounts in the midst of a cost of living and climate crisis. “It is vital that half priced public transport fares are preserved and ... More >>

Advocates Call For Government To Clear Up Uncertainty Over Public Transport Discounts

Friday, 28 July 2023, 3:22 pm | Free Fares NZ

Public transport and disability advocates are calling on the Government to clarify that half-price fares continue for Total Mobility Card holders on all forms of public transport. Many Total Mobility Card holders have experienced an increase in public ... More >>

The Free Fares Campaign Urges The Government To Address The Gaps Left By The New Fare Discounts In Budget 2023

Thursday, 29 June 2023, 7:49 pm | Free Fares NZ

With half-price public transport ending on the 30th of June and people needing more time to adjust to the discounts announced in Budget 2023, New Zealanders will be left in the lurch and the government needs to step-up to prevent the policy from ... More >>

Students Call For Half-price Fares To Be Extended And Tertiary Students To Be Included In Community Connect

Monday, 26 June 2023, 3:49 pm | Free Fares NZ

  The presidents of six students’ associations across the country have sent an open letter to the Minister of Transport David Parker calling on him to extend half-price fares and include students in the Community Connect scheme. Students have ... More >>

Birthday Party For Half-price Public Transport

Thursday, 6 April 2023, 11:26 am | Free Fares NZ

Today, the Free Fares Campaign will celebrate one year of half-price public transport by holding a birthday party outside Parliament. “We’ve had one year of half-price fares and there’s so much to celebrate. We hope the policy has many brilliant years ... More >>

Birthday Party Marks One Year Of Half-price Public Transport

Wednesday, 5 April 2023, 5:10 am | Free Fares NZ

Today, the Free Fares Campaign will celebrate one year of half-price public transport by holding a birthday party outside Parliament. “We’ve had one year of half-price fares and there’s so much to celebrate. We hope the policy has many brilliant years ... More >>

Up To 166,000 Kiwis Choosing Public Transport Due To Half-price Fares

Monday, 6 March 2023, 12:53 pm | Free Fares NZ

The Free Fares Campaign welcomes new research which shows that up to 166,000 people are choosing public transport and leaving cars behind because of half-price fares. Waka Kotahi has released a second report on the impacts of half-price fares, using ... More >>

Free Fares Coalition Welcomes Extension Of Half-price Public Transport

Wednesday, 1 February 2023, 10:18 am | Free Fares NZ

The Free Fares coalition welcomes news that the Government will extend half-price public transport. “Affordable public transport is helping to ease cost of living pressures,” said Free Fares spokesperson Kate Day. “Right now, half-price fares ... More >>

Ending Half-price Public Transport Will Hurt New Zealanders And The Climate

Wednesday, 14 December 2022, 10:06 am | Free Fares NZ

Ending affordable public transport will hurt New Zealanders and the climate, and the government should reverse the decision, says public transport advocacy group Free Fares. “Ending the policy goes against the wishes of most New Zealanders,” ... More >>

Two In Three New Zealand Adults Support Free Public Transport, New Poll Shows

Thursday, 8 December 2022, 9:13 am | Free Fares NZ

Two in three New Zealand adults support the government making public transport free for all users, according to the results of a new Horizon Research poll released today. The same poll found that 80 percent of adults support a permanent extension of half-price ... More >>

Petition Calls For Permanent Half-price Public Transport For All

Thursday, 3 November 2022, 7:18 am | Free Fares NZ

The Free Fares Campaign is calling the Minister of Transport, Michael Wood, to permanently extend half-price public transport for everyone. The campaign has also launched a petition to get kiwis behind the call. From January 2023, public transport will return ... More >>

Free Fares A Clear Step In The Pathway To Lower Transport Emissions In Auckland

Thursday, 18 August 2022, 10:38 am | Free Fares NZ

Auckland Council and Auckland Transport released their Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway (TERP) this week, calling for a significant increase in public transport use. The Free Fares campaign supports this call, urging the Government to implement ... More >>

Free Fares Campaign Supports Further Extension Of Half-price Fares

Sunday, 17 July 2022, 5:48 pm | Free Fares NZ

The Free Fares Campaign is excited about the Government’s move to extend half-price public transport nationwide until January 31, 2023. We call on the Government, however, to take the leap and make fares free for under-25’s, tertiary students, Community ... More >>





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