Public transportation services are designated as essential, we are therefore not permitted to ask passengers for vaccination passes unless we are operating a private hire service. Airlines and inter island ferries have specific exemptions to allow them to ask for vaccination passes or test certificates. This exemption does not apply to other transportation providers.

Our driver is fully vaccinated, however this and the adoption of these measures is in no way intended to imply our agreement with, support for, or endorsement of the division of New Zealanders into two classes of people. We have concerns about the likely divisive consequences within communities.

Some things to consider:

  • The worth of a person is not defined by their vaccination choice.
  • It is possible to disagree with someone without hating them.
  • Our choice about how we speak to or about another person is still 100% ours.
  • Perhaps being right is not as important as the relationship.

Green

  • No seating restrictions will apply. Individual passengers are no longer required to be physically 1m apart, but may choose to seat themselves so they are.
  • Masks will not be mandatory except for passengers recently arrived from locations not at green. Masks are recommended for all passengers.
  • Vaccination passes are not required.

Orange

  • No seating restrictions will apply. Individual passengers are no longer required to be physically 1m apart, but may choose to seat themselves so they are if space is available.
  • Masks will be mandatory for all passengers aged 12 or older, and are recommended for younger passengers.
  • Vaccination passes are not required.

Red

  • Seating restrictions will apply, capacity will be limited to 6. Individual passengers are no longer required to be physically 1m apart, but are advised to seat themselves so they are.
  • Masks will be mandatory for all passengers aged 12 or older, and are recommended for younger passengers.
  • Vaccination passes are not required.
  • Minimum booking requirements may come into effect due to reduced passenger numbers. Some services may not operate due to insufficient passenger numbers..