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    Perhaps it's not so bad being 60 after all. Hope they keep it going until I get there. Just got to work out how to get a Gold Card.

    Senior citizens get ticket to ride trains, buses ... and Waiheke ferry
    4:00AM Saturday Sep 27, 2008
    By Mathew Dearnaley

    Hundreds of thousands of senior citizens will be able to use buses, trains and ferries without paying under a Government-funded scheme starting next week.

    Holders of SuperGold cards - who include war veterans and their spouses - will be eligible for free travel after 9am each week-day and during weekends and public holidays from Wednesday in Auckland and many other regions. These include the Waikato, Wellington and coastal parts of the Bay of Plenty such as Tauranga and Whakatane.

    Superannuitants in some areas such as Whangarei and Taranaki may have to wait until November 1 for the scheme to start, and Environment Bay of Plenty is working to get free travel in Rotorua before the end of the year.

    That will leave only the West Coast outside the scheme, because of what officials say is a lack of suitable public transport services there to tie into it.

    Although free travel in most regions will run from 9am until 3pm on weekdays, and then from 6.30pm until transport services stop running, senior citizens in Auckland need not worry about any afternoon cut-off.

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