Some interesting updates on the state of integrated ticketing in Auckland on the ever-interesting Auckland Transport blog. I've been partaking in the commentary on behalf of ferry users, which are in danger of being left out of any integrated structure.
We pay rates as the rest of Auckland so we deserve to be included in a system where you pay for the distance you travel, regardless of the mode of public transport you use - just like the Super Gold Card holders currently enjoy. If that means $5 Waiheke trip fares, so be it. We have been paying monopoly fares for far too long already.