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Half-price public transport fares launch

Friday 1st April 2022 | Zac Hoffman | R1 News Reporter |

Starting April 1st, all public transport fares in Aotearoa will be half price for three months as part of the government’s response to skyrocketing fuel prices.

While the move has been celebrated as a win for accessibility and climate action, many are pushing for these temporary measures to become permanent, and for the fares to be scrapped altogether.

Zac Hoffman speaks to Adam Currie of the Free Fares campaign about the move.