Wellington Scoop

Mayoral candidate wants free transport on anniversary of bustastrophe

Media release from Conor Hill
Monday will be the first anniversary of Wellington’s bustastrophe, and mayoral candidate Conor Hill is calling for a response from the city’s civic leaders.

“Wellingtonians deserve a free day of public transport, to apologise for a year of public transport failure,” said Conor Hill, as the one year anniversary approaches.

“Wellingtonians continue to be affected by major public transport issues.

“Cancelled buses leave people stranded, complaints have skyrocketed, and throughout the fiasco we’ve seen a lack of humility and leadership from Wellington’s civic leaders. A day of free public transport would be a small start in making it up to Wellingtonians.

“If the last year has proved anything, it is that Wellingtonians rely on their buses. I’m asking civic leaders to apologise for Bustastrophe with a day of free fares.” said Conor.


  1. Brendan, 11. July 2019, 10:35

    So long suffering rate-payers will be paying for a free day’s ‘token’ bus travel? I can’t say I’m impressed with this candidate wanting spend other people’s money to promote his electoral campaign.

  2. mason, 11. July 2019, 11:56

    I would definitely be giving my vote to Conor if I could. Unfortunately I live in the Hutt where we only have ‘let’s build more roads everywhere’ candidates.

  3. Conor, 11. July 2019, 13:23

    Hi Brendan, By March of this year, NZ Bus alone had been fined 17,000 times by the regional council. Surely they could use that money.

  4. Ralf, 11. July 2019, 14:18

    Auckland is offering a free day of public transport to show people how much improved and good PT is nowadays in Auckland.
    In Wellington, a mayoral candidate proposes a free day of public transport to apologize for how much PT has regressed…

  5. paul, 12. July 2019, 13:35

    I like this guy – he will get my vote…

  6. Hel, 12. July 2019, 20:45

    Would prefer to see a mayoral candidate discussing well thought out plans as to what he stands for and what he has to offer rather than giving money away.