Compressed Natural Gas driven bus
Parked outside the City Council administration building is one the new CNG fuelled passenger buses, built by NZ Motor Bodies Ltd. They began operating in Palmerston North 16 July 1980, and were believed to be the only ones in passenger service in the world in 1980. From left: John Galbraith, bus manager; Brian Elwood, Mayor; the Hon. Bill Birch, Minister of Energy. Published in the Manawatu Evening Standard 20 august 1980.