Service Updates

Routes 2, 20 & 22 - Tara Road Bus Stop Relocation 26 Oct-20 Dec.

Due to roading improvements the bus stop on Tara Road near the Parton Road roundabout will be re-located 70m BEFORE its current position (red stop on map below).

These changes are expected to be in place from Thursday 26th October to Wednesday 20th December and traffic management will be on hand to assist the public.

Tara Road bus stop relocation map

Affected Routes:
Now until Wed 20 Dec 08:00 pm

Routes 55, 59 & 40 - Night Detours 26 Nov-8 Dec Around 15th Ave/Cameron Road Junction

Please expect delays at night (6pm-5am) around the junction of 15th Ave and Cameron Road due to the following detours:

Route 55

Route 55 detours Nov 23


Route 59


Route 40

Route 40 detour map Nov 23

Affected Routes:
Now until Fri 08 Dec 05:00 am

Route 122 - New World Bus Stop to be Relocated from 27 Nov.

Route 122 from Ohope to Whakatāne will have the bus stop outside New World on Kakahoroa Drive, Whakatane permanently relocated from Monday 27 November 2023.

Due to safety concerns the new bus stop will be located in the service lane outside The Warehouse. Please see below map which shows the new bus stop location. This is a short walk from the current bus stop.

We hope this will offer safer bus boarding and alighting for our passengers.

Affected Routes:
Now until Sun 31 Dec 08:00 pm

Route 21 – Bus Stop by Tay Street Permanently Closed from 27th Nov.

Due to construction occurring as part of the Marine Parade Boardwalk Project the bus stop (#1234) located on Marine Parade opposite Tay St will be permanently closed from 27 November.

The closest alternative stops are opposite Marine Parade opp, 134 (closer to the Mount) and opposite Clyde Street - please see below map.

Affected Routes:

Routes 40, 55, 59, 62 & 71 - Detours at Night on Cameron Road 3rd-7th December

Cameron Road at the Junction of Eleventh Ave will be closed at night (6pm-5am) from Sunday 3rd to Thursday 7th of December with the following detours in place:

Route 40

Route 40 detour map 3-7 Dec 23

Route 55

Route 55 detour map 3-7th Dec

Route 59

Route 59 detour map 3rd-7th Dec

Routes 62 & 71

Routes 62 & 71 detour maps 3rd-7th Dec

Affected Routes:
Now until Thu 07 Dec 05:00 am

Route 59 - Nightly Closures of Cameron Road/11th Ave Junction 3rd-7th December

Please expect delays between the hours of 6pm and 5am from Sunday 3rd December to Thursday 7th December while the Cameron Road/Eleventh Ave junction is closed.

Detour map as follows:

Affected Routes:
Now until Thu 07 Dec 05:00 am

Routes 20, 22 & CT - Night-time Disruptions by Bayfair 3rd-8th Dec due to Roadworks

As part of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Baypark to Bayfair Link project, contractors will be preparing asphalt for the application of final surfacing.

Various road closures will be required across the site while this work is underway between the hours of 7pm and 6am.

Road closures will apply on Maunganui Road, SH2 and SH29A and will vary night to night, depending on site requirements and progress.

Please expect some delays due to diversions in place.

Affected Routes:
Now until Fri 08 Dec 06:00 am

Route 2B - Night Detour 3rd-6th December for Tara Road Closure

Please expect the following detour for Route 2B between the hours of 8pm and 5am from Sunday 3rd December to Wednesday 6th December 2023.

Tara Road will be closed from Doncaster Drive to Te Okuroa Drive as indicated by the purple line.

Tara Road detour for Route 2B from 3-6 December 2023



Affected Routes:
Now until Wed 06 Dec 05:00 am

Route 122 - Roads closed and detour in place for Whakatane Christmas parade on Saturday 16 December


Roads closed:

All of Goulstone Road and part of King Street

The Strand between Richardson Street and George Street

Bus stops closed:

All stops on Goulstone Road - use stops on Stewart Street and temporary stops on Valley Road

Boon Street bus terminal - use the temporary stop located on Boon Street at Shapley Place

Detours in place:

From Valley Road to Alexander Avenue

From George Street to Shapley Place

Delays are expected. 

Affected Routes:
Sat 16 Dec 07:00 am - 03:00 pm