Wellington buses to come to a standstill for dead driver

Bus driver Herman Curry. Photo / Supplied
Bus driver Herman Curry. Photo / Supplied

Wellington buses will come to a standstill for part of Monday as a mark of respect for Herman Curry.

Valley Flyer and Airport Flyer services will be suspended between 9am and 2pm.

New Zealand's largest bus operator, NZ Bus, says the decision was made as a mark of respect for the late Mr Curry, his family, and to allow Valley Flyer workers to attend the funeral service.

Mr Curry, 64, was discovered lying unconscious at a Lower Hutt bus depot late last Friday night. He could not be revived.

His cash box was missing and early reports suggested he had been attacked, but a post mortem examination found he died of a pre-existing medical condition.

Four young men handed themselves in to police over the theft of the cash box.

A 17-year-old and a 20-year-old were charged by police with the theft, while two other teenagers - aged 15 and 16 - were referred to Youth Aid.

Wellington buses will run to normal timetable until 9am on Monday, and will continue as normal after 2pm.

Meanwhile, a GO Wellington shuttle service from Wellington Airport to Queensgate will operate between 9.30am and 2pm.

School bus services, GO Wellington and Runciman's services are not affected, the company says.

A spokesperson said: "We apologise for any inconvenience and trust that our customers will make alternative travel arrangements."

- APNZ

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