Over at Whale Oil WB was interested in the looking at the options as suggested by Whale in terms of moving around Auckland, so WB had a glance at the http://maxx.co.nz/ website. From time to time WB flies his own plane to Ardmore and always arranges a rental car to drive to downtown Auckland. So, rental car Ardmore to Queen Street is around 30 minutes (off peak) compared to what Maxx estimates at 2 hours 19 minutes, even allowing for the fact that WB needs to walk the thick end of 4 kilometres before even stepping on board a bus or train.
All WB can say is that those morons who profess to be green, cloth cap, loser lefties are welcome to the complete and utter waste of time that is public transport, furthermore they should pay the full cost of their journeys on foot/rail/bus rather than relying on WB to subsidise their aimless dope fueled wanderings.
Walk 3750 metres to 161 Clevedon Rd**
STAGECOACH AUCKLAND - Route KERI HILL SHOPPERS LOOPDeparts from 161 Clevedon Rd Arrives at 192 Great South Rd (arrive)
Walk 450 metres to Train Station - Papakura**
VEOLIA TRANSPORT AUCKLAND - Route PAPAKURA TO BRITOMART VIA NEWMARKETDeparts from Train Station - Papakura Arrives at Train Station - Britomart
Walk 480 metres to Anz Queen St Near Vulcan Lane**