The confirmation of a free school bus trial for Tauranga has been warmly received by parents who will be able to save hundreds of dollars a year. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council agreed to fund the trial, which begins next year, in an effort to help reduce city congestion. Reporter Kiri Gillespie investigates how the free school bus trial will not just make a difference to the commute times, but will make a difference in the lives of those struggling to afford bus fares.

Tauranga parents could save more than $650 a year under a new scheme to bring

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