Kōrero: Taxis and cabs

Taxis boosted by deregulation

Taxis boosted by deregulation

Drivers from the small Wellington taxi company Le Kiwi Cabs – Karene Sega, Alamalo Sage and Paul Evans (back), James Solomon and Filipo Tuiatua (front) – celebrate graduating from a passenger service training course in 1994. The taxi industry reforms of 1989 led to a huge increase in the number of taxis in New Zealand – from 2,700 that year to 7,000 a decade later. To get a licence, drivers had to join a taxi organisation, get a police clearance, and pass area knowledge texts. Le Kiwi Cabs was set up in early 1994. ‘Le’ is Samoan, meaning ‘the’.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1994/3881/10
Photograph by Ross Giblin

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Jane Tolerton, 'Taxis and cabs - Taxi industry deregulation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/20800/taxis-boosted-by-deregulation (accessed 29 September 2023)

He kōrero nā Jane Tolerton, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010