Ruapehu Transport Providers

Name of provider: The Order of St John Health Shuttle - Central Region
Contact person:  Julie Hartley
Phone: 06 385 5019
Description of services: Our service provides a door to door passenger pick up service for medical appointments and runs between Ohakune and Whanganui, occasionally trips to Taihape
Area covered: Runs between Ohakune and Whanganui, occasionally trips to Taihape
St John provides a free Health Shuttle service to help people with health or mobility problems getting appointments with doctors, specialists or hospitals. While the service is free, people are encouraged to make a donation where possible, as St John is a charitable organisation. Predominantly Health Shuttle users include young mothers and their children, elderly people, and anyone with mobility or health problems where attending a medical appointment without assistance could be a real challenge. All Health Shuttle Volunteers are trained in first aid and attend a St John driving course. All Health Shuttle vehicles are fully equipped to make travelling in them as comfortable and supported as possible. St John Health Shuttles run Monday to Friday
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Name of provider: Taumarunui Mobility Van Society Inc
Contact person: 

Bookings CKC REAP (07) 896 8980
Chairman - Peter Winterbottom 0220121610

Description of services:

The Taumarunui Mobility Van has been serving the Taumarunui area since 1991 providing a door to door passenger pick up service for the aged, disabled & those elderly with no other means of transport for medical appointments, local specialist appointments, shopping, to attend community meetings and well-being functions.

The vehicle is fitted with a certified wheelchair hoist.

The service is free but users are encouraged to make a modest donation where possible


At weekends the van and driver is available for community organisations like Aged Concern, Senior Citizens, Grey Power and similar organisations for regular out of town functions or well-being trips to Auckland, Hamilton, Taupo, New Plymouth, Whanganui which can provide a better quality of life for this remote community. As the Taumarunui Mobility Van is a charitable organisation, for out of town excursions a suitable donation or koha would be encouraged to assist with costs.