Uber expands to Dunedin and Queenstown

Uber announced on Tuesday it will be expanded to Queenstown and Dunedin.
Uber announced on Tuesday it will be expanded to Queenstown and Dunedin. Photo credit: Getty

Ridesharing company Uber has announced Dunedin and Queenstown will be the sixth and seventh cities to have Uber.

The company announced on Tuesday that it will be expanding to Otago, launching Uber Eats in Dunedin and ridesharing in both cities. 

Uber New Zealand general manager Richard Menzies said, "Uber is currently exploring options to expand to Otago.

"In other New Zealand cities, we have seen ridesharing benefit communities by offering a safe, affordable and reliable way to get around the local area at the push of a button. We are excited to introduce UberX to both Dunedin and Queenstown.

"Additionally, Uber Eats will enable restaurants in Dunedin the opportunity to connect with more customers and grow their business.

"Importantly, Uber will offer locals in both Dunedin and Queenstown the opportunity to earn extra income with the flexibility and dignity that comes with being their own boss, particularly during weekends and peak travel periods," Mr Menzies says.

Uber plans to launch in both cities in May.

Locals can sign up to drive or deliver food with Uber from Tuesday. 

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