Blue Star Taxis In South Island First – 1947

In 1947, Blue Star Taxis, a Christchurch founded company, introduced two way radios to their cabs – the first to do so in the South Island.

Blue Star Taxis began operation in 1929 with 15 cabs. They introduced a unique and still-in-place working scheme where those who drive the cabs, own the cabs. In 1930, Blue Star extended their service to cover 24 hours of operation.

Blue Star is currently the South Island’s largest taxi service.

*Photo courtesy of Blue Star Taxis –

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