News

Changes for Omanawa Road families

From Monday 23 March, all intermediate and college students living in the northern half of Omanawa Road will travel on R11 instead of R13. This affects the families living between Tomsett Road and SH29. 

The R11 bus travels up McLaren Falls Road and then down Omanawa Road. It is due to arrive at Tomsett Road at around 7.50am. Students should be ready five minutes before this time until they become familiar with the new routine.

Click here to view route times

R25 AM – change to route times

An increase in the number of students travelling, combined with more cars on SH2 is resulting in this service running late.

From Monday 23 February, routes times will be brought forward by ten minutes. Please make a note of this change so that your children aren’t missed on Monday morning.

The times on the R25 AM route page are the new times.

Buying a bus pass

2020 school year is almost upon us and for many families that means it’s time to purchase a bus pass. Bus passes for your child can be arranged via the school office.

Extension to R25

An increase in intermediate and college students in Omokoroa has been putting pressure on bus capacity, resulting in a forced transfer of students at Kayelene Place. To improve student safety and the reliability of the services, the R25 bus will now travel to Hamurana Road, removing the need to transfer.

This change commences on Wednesday 27 November.

Council trial of free urban buses

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council recently announced that it would trial the provision of free school buses in Tauranga’s urban area. This is great news for members of the school community living in town, but also for every commuter that is forced to deal with Tauranga’s congested roads each day.

The effect of this decision on our rural school buses is minimal. Most families living beyond the limits of the Council’s urban buses are entitled to a free ride on a TTNG bus. The only families required to pay a fare are those travelling to a school that is not their nearest. This will not change as a result of the Council’s decision.

The TTNG will continue to keep a close eye on any modifications to the urban bus network and identify if our services need changing. The TTNG strives to ensure that there are no gaps between urban and rural bus services – we want to provide the opportunity for every eligible student to be collected by a bus as close to their home as possible.

Changes to R13

Parents will be aware that in recent years the Regional Council has been improving the public service around Tauranga. The TTNG’s agreement with the Ministry requires us to remove bus services in places where the Council is running a service.

One such place is Bethlehem around the Cambridge Road area. The R13 bus presently travels through here but this service will be discontinued from the beginning of Term 3. The new routes can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

R13 AM
R13 PM