mana buses

Another Waikanae Community Board candidate mentions this proposal, but my response is, what’s wrong with the existing bus? (Apart from the fact that it could be covering some streets on the other side of the railway line, see earlier post.) Sure, it takes a bit of a convoluted route compared with a straight burn along Te Moana Road, but it doesn’t add a whole lot to the time required for that, only about 5 minutes max.  The other question is, how many would use it?  The existing bus isn’t exactly crowded and my feeling is that a direct shuttle wouldn’t be either.