The numbers using public transport in Auckland are increasing, but it's still something of a running joke and the much-trumpeted rail link is facing problems as the bureaucrats question the costs. Auckland Transport and Work Communications have been trying to convince more people to take the bus, train or boat and they won a TVNZ-NZ Marketing Award for their trouble. They've also got Jerome Kaino onboard to help spread the message and, at the smaller, more Colin Craig-ish end of the mascot spectrum, comedian and Radio Hauraki DJ Tim Batt has gone on a crusade to get people's views on what the new transport network for West Auckland should look like in a campaign that was shot by Omincron Productions.
And if you want to see a meeting of Colin Craig and Tim Batt, and you should, click here.
The first deadline has come and gone. But there is still time to get your entry in for the 2018 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards. We are offering an extended deadline for entries received through the portal until 5pm Friday 25 May 2018, with an additional late fee of $150 plus GST per entry.