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Hāwera-New Plymouth (extending from Ōpunake first service)

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Bookings essential - all passengers, all services
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COVID-19 information for passengers

Due to continuing roadworks, 
southbound bus stops at Farm Source instead of Moa St
See details of delays & detour here(external link)

Ōpunake, Napier Street bus stop, Stop 9001 6:00 am - - -
Manaia, South Rd (opp. Library Plus) Stop 9002 6:20 am - - -
Hāwera Hospital Stop 9003 6:35 am 9:35 am 12:25 pm 3:25 pm
Hāwera (i-SITE) Stop 9004 6:40 am 9:40 am 12:30 pm 3:30 pm
Waihi Rd, Normanby (Total Aluminium) Stop 9005 6:50 am 9:49 am 12:41 pm 3:39 pm
Eltham, Bath Street, Stop 9006 7:00 am 10:00 am 12:50 pm 3:50 pm
Stratford Medical Centre Stop 9008 7:09 am 10:09 am 12:59 pm 3:59 pm
Stratford, Miranda St Stop 9009 7:13 am 10:12 am 1:02 pm 4:02 pm
Midhirst (Jamieson Recovery) Stop 9010 7:19 am 10:19 am 1:09 pm 4:09 pm
Inglewood, Moa Street Stop 9013 7:30 am 10:30 am 1:20 pm 4:20 pm
Egmont Village (old dairy) Stop 9014 7:35 am 10:35 am 1:25 pm 4:25 pm
WITT/NPBHS Stops 1042 or 1025 7:45 am 10:48 am 1:35 pm 5:15 pm
Liardet St Stop 1021 7:50 am 10:53 am 1:40 pm 5:05 pm
Egmont Street Stop 1162 7:55 am 11:00 am 1:45 pm 5:00 pm
Taranaki Eye Centre* Stops on demand & by appointment
Fulford Radiology* Stops on demand & by appointment
Taranaki Base Hospital Stop 1204 8:00 am 11:10 am 1:55 pm 4:45 pm
Timetable notes:
- Bus stops at Taranaki Eye Centre and Fulford Radiology, NP, on demand and by appointment.

Connector fares & Bee Card information

Fares to/from New Plymouth

Opunake Hāwera Eltham Stratford Tariki   Inglewood Egmont


$12  $10 $9  $7  $5  $5
Bee Card
$12 $9.60 $8 $7.20 $5.60 $4 $4
Opunake Hāwera Eltham Stratford Tariki Inglewood Egmont
$11.20 $9 $7.50 $6.70 $5.20 $3.70 $3.70
Bee Card
$9 $7.20 $6 $5.70 $4.20 $3 $3
  • These fares one-way only
  • Under-5s free when accompanied by an adult. 
  • WITT students and TDHB patients and visitors travel for free - conditions apply.
  • SuperGold Card holders travel for free between 9am and 3pm and after 6.30pm. Card must be shown.
  • Concession fares available for Communities Services Card holders, senior citizens, non-WITT tertiary students, Access card holders - proof of ID required
  • Your Bee Card needs to be loaded with your concession fare information to ensure your travel is on the reduced fare. This applies to those on Access fares, SuperGold Card users and WITT students. More information on concessions and Bee Cards(external link)

Bee Cards

All about Bee Card

Want discounted fares? Want to avoid the hassles of carrying cash? Bee Card ticketing is available on all services.

Bee cards cost $5, plus a minimum top-up of $5. The minimum recharge amount is $5. Cards can be obtained online at link), or from:

  • Opunake — Pickering Motors Ltd, 11 Tennyson St (top-ups also available), or Opunake Library Plus, 43 Tasman St.
  • Hāwera — South Taranaki i-SITE, 55 High St (top-ups also available).
  • Stratford — Stratford i-SITE, Prospero Place (top-ups also available).
  • New Plymouth — Puke Ariki i-SITE, 1 Ariki St (top-ups also available), or Bus Centre, 19 Ariki Street, (Dalroy Tours office), 9.30am-3.30pm Mon-Fri (top-ups also available).

Links and downloads

Get a Bee Card(external link)

Bee Card FAQs

Bee Card how-to guide

Bee Card terms and conditions(external link)


Cash and Smart Card concession fares are available for children aged 5-16 years, non-WITT tertiary students, senior citizens, beneficiaries and ACCESS card holders

To claim a concession fare you must show the driver an appropriate form of ID.

  • Seniors: Super Gold card,
  • Tertiary students: Student ID
  • Child: Student ID on request of driver
  • Beneficiary: Community Services Card
  • ACCESS – ACCESS card - for people with impairments. Contact Taranaki Disability Information Centre on 06 759 0019.


Holders of SuperGold Cards can travel free on off-peak Connector services (between 9am and 3pm).

The SuperGold Card is available to all eligible New Zealanders aged 65 or over and those under this age who receive NZ Superannuation or the Veterans Pension. For more information, go to link).