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Tauranga and Whakatane buses running again

Saturday, 29 January 2011 9:40 a.m.

For immediate release:  9.30am - Update number 3

Tauranga's Bay Hopper bus services are running again and buses are on schedule after flooding of the Go Bus depot caused delays in getting buses onto the road this morning.  Whakatane's Beach Hopper service is also operating after some earlier road flooding delayed the service.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Community Relations Manager Bronwyn Campbell said the regional council apologised for any inconvenience the delays caused passengers.

"The only bus service not running today is the Bay Hopper service between Whakatane and Tauranga due to the Matata Straights being closed. People looking to use this service should contact the call centre on 0800 4 BAY BUS for the most up to date information about timetables."

For latest updates on the weather event across the region, please visit the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's website www.boprc.govt.nz or Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/boprc?v=app_4949752878

For live monitoring and regional rainfall data go to www.boprc.govt.nz and click on the Live Monitoring Link.

For further information on weather predictions please go to www.metservice.com

For roading information please visit http://www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/current-conditions/highway-info/road/7873/north-island.html

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For further media information please contact Bronwyn Campbell, Community Relations Manager on 021 287 9380.

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