Tonight's 10:15 back to the rock left from Pier 1 which has been transformed into sheep pens. Join a pen according to your destination. Follow the coloured lines to your destiny. Of course, Waiheke services from Pier 1 are not indicated. So we were penned in the area without seating. $4,260 a year and not even a place to sit when you wait.
All this because the AT Hop card system starts tomorrow. Tagging on and off before you board and when you disembark on a standard fare ticket. On the Waiheke side there is only one tag post. That'll be fun and games when 500 passengers want to pass through and half get a refusal signal. Expect some irate passengers backing up in the rear.