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Photo: Gerard O'BrienThe ''perseverance'' of Otago Peninsula bus advocates has allowed them to gain ground as the Otago Regional Council agrees to consider altered routes to accommodate school children. About 15 parents and supporters cheered as a 960-signature petition urging changes to bus routes and timetables was presented at a regional council meeting yesterday. They requested one peninsula bus heading into town on weekdays start the journey 10 minutes earlier at 7.47am and that a bus be added at 3.08pm on those days in theopposite direction. Mr Pope said high school children could manage the longer walk to school. ''What parents of Tahuna kids have said right from the start is that it [current bus routes] doesn't work for those children.''

Source: Otago Daily Times May 16, 2018 16:52 UTC