Please note: From Monday 31 August, if you are using public transport a face covering is a mandatory requirement at Alert Level 2 or above.
For Marlborough this will mean all buses, but not the inter-island ferries.
There are exceptions however.
With the new Picton to Blenheim bus service set to begin on Tuesday 6 August, SuperGold cardholders are reminded that they will be able to ride the bus for free.
The 18 month trial service will operate during off-peak hours, between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These hours are in keeping with the off-peak hours offered on transport services around the country where SuperGold cardholders qualify for free travel.
The service will start and finish in Waikawa. Between Picton and Blenheim there will be three designated stops, off the main highway at Tuamarina, Spring Creek and Grovetown.
There will also be three designated stops in Blenheim at the Railway Station, Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 and outside Countdown on Seymour Street.
Within Picton and Waikawa the bus will operate as a hail and ride service, meaning passengers will need to wave the bus down as it travels along the designated route.
Maps and timetables showing all of the stops and times of the new service are now available.
Hard copies are also available from Council reception and the Picton Library and Service Centre.