Supporting Mobility & Freedom in Waikato

INFORMATION HUB FOR COMMUNITY TRANSPORT PROVIDERS
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The Waikato Community Transport Forum is a collection of Waikato community transport providers and other related organisations and individuals, who come together to share information, network, and discuss issues and ideas around rural transport in the Waikato region. 

This website has been developed to provide community transport providers and agencies a central point to access information related to community transport in the Waikato region.


 
 

Why We Do What We Do

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Community Transport Providers offer transport to those in need, where no other suitable public transport option exists. This could include transport for health, education or social reasons.

The Waikato region has a growing elderly population, therefore there is increasing pressure on health and transport services.

Community Transport Providers are a lifeline for our rural population, ensuring that people are able to continue living in rural areas, and still access the services they require.

Latest News & Updates

THAMES-COROMANDEL TOWN CONNECTOR BUS

Thames-Coromandel District Council is trialing a 3-month bus connector service from Coromandel town to Thames and back 4 times a week starting on Monday 18th December. CLICK HERE to see poster outlining the timetable.

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WAIKATO COMMUNITY TRANSPORT INTERVIEW ON FreeFM89

A brief radio interview hosted by Community Waikato discussing Community Transport work (from the perspective of the process behind how WRC prioritises initiatives such as creating its community transport fund). CLICK HERE to listen.

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TAIRUA TRANSPORT CLUB 33 YEARS AND GOING STRONG

A profile on Tairua Care and Friendship Club (TCFC) who purchased its first vehicle in 1990 and has been transporting community members to and from hospitals, medical centres and other critical services ever since. CLICK HERE to read more.

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COMMUNITY TRANSPORT PROVIDER FUND (FY 2024)

Submissions will open on 19th November 2023 for Community Transport providers operating within the Waikato region to apply for up to $20,000 grants from Waikato Regional Council's fund. Applications will be accepted through 10th December 2023...CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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Reports & Research

TE WHATU ORA COMMISSIONING OPERATING MODEL

A fairly high-level presentation to understand what the new operating model looks like and outlining the structure. CLICK HERE to see presentation.

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FLEET CARD INFO
A presentation on some of the benefits of fleet/fuel cards and some things to consider when choosing the right one. CLICK HERE to see presentation.
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WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL REGIONAL LAND TRANSPORT PLAN (RLTP)
This plan sets out the intended development of the region's land transport system... MORE
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WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL REGIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT PLAN (RPTP)
This plan identifies the public transport services that Waikato Regional Council will provide over the next 10 years... MORE
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THE SOCIAL IMPACTS OF POOR ACCESS TO TRANSPORT IN RURAL NEW ZEALAND
This report investigates poor access to land transport in New Zealand rural communities and its social consequences... MORE
 
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Partners

 
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“Community transport is increasingly important for our diverse and changing Waikato communities”

Bridget Burdett, Senior Transportation Researcher, TDG
 
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“Volunteer drivers enable vulnerable people to continue living in rural areas”

 
Sarah Gibb, Advisor, Community Waikato