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Tauranga is grappling with a significant youth violence problem at some of its bus stops.
So much so, the head of NZ Bus says it's the worst anti-social and criminal behaviour he's seen in his 22 years in the bus industry.
The Regional Council has now voted to restrict free fares for under 18-year-olds, in the hope it will help ease the problem.
Council chair Doug Leeder joined Heather du Plessis-Allan.