The last time Mamaku had public transport was the 1980s.

But next Tuesday will see the first bus roll up in decades.

It has been 18 months since locals submitted on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's 2018-2028 Long-term Plan, calling for public transport to and from the rural village.

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On the weekend the council announced a trial service would start running weekly on Tuesdays, leaving Mamaku at 9am and