Christmas shopping? It's a wrap with extra Saturday buses.

With gift-buying season hitting its peak, Taranaki people and their families can take advantage of extra Saturday bus services if they need to hit the shops.

“Town gets very busy at this time of year but by getting the bus, at least you don’t have to face the stress of traffic and parking,” says Chris Clarke, Transport Services
Manager for the Taranaki Regional Council which provides the Citylink and Connector services through its contractors Tranzit Coachlines and Pickering Motors.

He says it’s an ideal option, particularly for families.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer these services in the run-up to Christmas, as part of the Council’s focus on improving lifestyles in Taranaki,” says Chris. “If these services are well supported, we will be able to offer them in future years. It’s a case of use it or lose it.”