In the late 1993 Ritchie's brought over 30 Mercedes Benz 0305 Buses from ARA Auckland Regional Authorities in Swanson Depot in West of Auckland City suburb of Swanson,
Most these 0305's were still their yellow and cream white colours and in total of regional looks for Auckland City.
the 1st 0305 from Ritchie's went to Designline unfortunately that 0305 body had alot rust issues so Designline scrapped the body and put a Designline body for Timaru bus Services then time come along all the 29 went to Designline and got new windows,panels, bodywork and lights etc and only 2 were slightly modified into a SLF bus and a Coach.
Ritchie's put most of the 0305's Designline rebuilds onto Auckland,Christchurch and Rotoura Bus Services .
Also Ritchie's brought few ex STA Sydney 0305's from Sydney Australia in Wavely depot in Sydney and brought dozen from Action Canberra and few from Cesta Travel in Auckland.
All Ritchie's 0305's rebuilds now gone to Party bus ,Murphy's Coachlines Auckland and Astro Coachlines in Christchurch (now sold to Redbus 2002) and most gone to scrapped or mobile homes.