How HOP Tag Posts Look


At tonight’s launch of the Auckland Transport HOP card at Britomart, we got a close-up look at the tag on tag off posts for Hop as being installed in the NZ Bus buses.

(Thanks Andrew for help with photos)

Details about the HOP launch here




  1. Chris says:

    Let’s hope that the software on those controllers is a little less buggy than the Wellington Snapper… Drivers constantly rebooting software is not a good look.

    PS: Did they simply import a Wellington bus for the event? It looks very snappery.

  2. Kegan says:

    @ Chris

    “It looks very snappery.”

    Good reason for that - the equipment is supplied by Snapper. The colour of the bus suggests it’s from The Shore.

  3. Jacky says:

    hmm, I actually saw this bus driving thru Queen Street today, No, it is not from a Wellington Bus, it is from a North Star Buses. and they re-paint the wheels to purple and re-decorate the window for this wonderful launch!!!

  4. Mike says:


    I’ve been using Snapper most days since it was introduced, & I’ve never experienced a driver having to reboot the software.

    Perhaps I’m just lucky!

  5. Andy says:

    That’s not a receipt machine is it……if it is………..

  6. Kegan says:

    @ Andy
    “That’s not a receipt machine is it”

    It’s for printing tickets for those paying cash.

  7. Andy says:

    Phew, had me worried for second! The whole point is to get rid of all the paper waste. Many countries I’ve been to don’t offer any paper tickets even for cash. But I guess that would be too hard for Auckland to comprehend.

  8. Scott says:

    you need a paper ticket for cash so you can prove you paid the correct number of fair stags. You would have to get ride of varied fair stages to get rid of paper tickets.

  9. Andy says:

    @Scott - Exactly what I meant


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