Snapper cards out
CITYLINK Whangārei bus passengers who use electronic Snapper cards need to use up any outstanding credit on them by Saturday, September 29. Changes to the ticketing system means Snapper cards will no longer work from October, and unused credit can’t be refunded. A consortium of nine local authorities is implementing a staged roll out of a new “smartcard” system which will be in place early next year. Citylink fares will be cash-only until then, and also cheaper. Interim fares will be $2 an adult and $1 per child/high school student.