An extension of the 480 Kainga service through to Kaiapoi is being considered as part of this review, which I find rather interesting. I have always felt there is scope for running additional Northern Star services via Marshlands Rd & Shirley/The Palms, so perhaps this is a step in that direction. An hourly frequency Monday-Saturday is also being considered.
The Northern Star review covers the routes 90 (Rangiora direct), 92 (Rangiora via Woodend & Waikuku), 912 (Woodend shuttle), and 913 (Woodend shuttle via Waikuku). Interestingly, the survey asks whether people would use a Kaiapoi to the Palms service.
It also looks like an Oxford to Rangiora service is being considered. It will be particularly interesting to see how this turns out as I recently blogged that such an initiative was logical.