“Auckland’s Colourful Buses: a contemporary New Zealand pictorial” by Sean Millar. ISBN 978-0-908726-87-5. NZD $12.50. Postage within NZ NZD $2.00 if purchased singly, free if purchased with any other book. Overseas postage charged at cost.
A5 format, staple bound. 48 pages.
An all-colour pictorial album depicting a wide range of buses in NZ’s largest city as they were in 2012, immediately prior to the widespread application of AT Metro’s dreary dark blue livery. None of the photographs had been published previously, and all are reproduced in full-page format.
OPERATORS & LIVERIES ILUSTRATED:
Auckland Explorer Bus
City Link (the middle of NZ Bus’s three circuit routes)
Go West (NZ Bus’s West Auckland brand)
Howick & Eastern
Inner Link (the innermost of NZ Bus’s three circuit routes)
Manukau Airporter 380 (Tranzit Group’s then sole Auckland urban route)
Metrolink (NZ Bus’s Isthmus Auckland brand)
North Star (NZ Bus’s North Shore brand)
Northern Express (a special branding used for Ritchies-operated Northern Busway services)
Outer Link (the outermost of NZ Bus’s three circuit routes)
Ritchies Transport Holdings
Urban Express (Pavlovich Coachline’s Auckland urban brand)
Waka Pacific (NZ Bus’s South Auckland brand).