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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Inglewood bus-stop change

Connector logo. New Inglewood bus stops for the Connector bus service will be trialled for a month from Tuesday 2 June (the day after the Queen’s Birthday holiday).

The main bus stop will be at Moa Street, where the inter-regional buses stop. This location offers a shelter and an adjacent car park.

The bus will also stop ‘on demand’ at the Top Dairy (purple dairy) on the corner of Rata Street and Hinau Street. To use this stop, you must clearly signal the driver as the bus approaches, or tell the driver you want to get off there. The bus will stop at the nearest safe parking space to the dairy. Be prepared to walk to it.

The bus will no longer stop at the health centre in Brown Street.

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. 

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

Download the SouthLink feedback form using the links below (PDF or Word format), or look for it on the bus, or at your Library Plus, Council office or iwi office. Give us your feedback by 19 June 2015 - post to Taranaki Regional Council, Private Bag 713, Stratford 4352, or email to transport@trc.govt.nz.

SouthLink feedback form (PDF, 200 KB)

SouthLink feedback form (Word, 790 KB)

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.