Taranaki Regional Council logo.Citylink, the Hawera-New Plymouth Connector and SouthLink services are operated under contract to the Taranaki Regional Council.

Other bus services 

NP airport shuttle

Intercity Coachlines


Tranzit Coachlines

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Give us your feedback on SouthLink

The Taranaki Regional Council is preparing to retender the once-a-week SouthLink bus services:  

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Hawera / Manaia to Opunake – Friday
Manaia to Hawera – Tuesday Opunake, Eltham to Hawera – Friday
Waverley to Hawera – Thursday Opunake to New Plymouth – Friday

SouthLink feedback form. We want your feedback to help us reassess the best way to deliver public transport to south and coastal Taranaki. 

Look for this SouthLink Feedback Form on the bus, or at your Library Plus, Council office or iwi office, and give us your feedback by 19 June 2015.

Tell us what services you want and how often, noting that we won’t be able to satisfy everyone’s needs all of the time

Track the Connector in real time!

TrackABus.Real-time online and text tracking of the Hawera-New Plymouth Connector is now available through TrackABus.

Hawera-NP Connector.Simply go to www.trackabus.co.nz/taranaki/#SH3 and select the appropriate journey direction. Then click on your bus stop for an update. The website is optimised for desktop, tablet and mobile browsers. 

For text updates, send the code NPY and the bus stop number to 400. Find your bus stop number on the Connector timetable.