South Auckland bus changes explained in five languages

Publish Date : 07 Oct 2016
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Talofa, ni hao, namaste, malo e lelei, greetings.

Auckland Transport (AT) is moving to a simpler and more integrated public transport network. The New Network starts in south Auckland on 30 October. 

To explain the changes, AT staff members have created ‘Get Ready South Auckland’ videos in their own languages. Watch the videos below or share them with a friend or family member who lives in south Auckland, Pukekohe or Waiuku.

The four languages, in addition to English, were chosen based on census data, Local Board and community feedback.

The staff members

“I accepted the project to serve my south Auckland Tongan community”, says Henry Hoglund. “I’m always happy to help, and very proud of my Tongan heritage and identity.

"It’s great to see AT recognise the diverse cultures in our workplace. The video makes for a great work story to share with my Tongan community, family and friends about AT.”

Sean Zhang, who features in the Chinese version of the video, says, “I have been involved quite a lot with the New Network, but this is the first time that I’ve been able to tell the story through the lens of the camera.

"It’s an exciting experience and one I would recommend to others.”

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