Other Community Transport Options

Please click on the following links to find a service that may suit your needs if you are travelling from the Kapiti Coast in to Wellington. 
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Public Transport

If you need to travel to Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru Community Hospital or Hutt Hospital (Hutt Valley DHB) there is a public transport brochure that identifies the public transport options available. You can call:

Metlink on 0800 801 700 ext: Bus (287) or TRN (876) or download the information from the website: www.metlink.org.nz.

 Kapiti Carers

Have volunteer drivers who provide transport; especially for older people that need support and assistance. The following donation amounts are appreciated:

  • $10.00 for local medical appointments - Paraparaumu, Paekakariki & Waikanae
  • $20.00 to Kenepuru Community Hospital
  • $40.00 to Wellington Regional Hospital 
  • $30.00 to Hutt Hospital - (Burns Unit, plastics etc)

For more information please phone:

Waikanae  Co-ordinator
Dianna: (04) 293 8590 
Anna:    (04) 293 6349

Paraparaumu Co-Ordinator
Marie-Louise:  (04) 298 3810
Louise: (04) 902 0759

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 CCDHB Shuttle Service 

Patients and their caregivers / visitors can use the DHB shuttle van service to travel between Kenepuru and Wellington hospitals. This service is free of charge. You do need to book a seat on this service, preferably at least one hour before you intend to travel.  This can be done by calling:

(04) 385 5999 ext. 7088

The service runs every hour on weekdays, with the first shuttles departing simultaneously from both sites at 7.00am. Departures continue each hour on the hour, with the final departure at 6.00pm.

The shuttle does not operate on weekends or public holidays and reduced schedules operate over the Christmas / New Year peak holiday period.

Departure Points

Kenepuru: Main public entrance to Accident and Medical Clinic

Wellington: Outside the main entrance door to the Wellington Regional Hospital.

Travel Times

Travel time is usually around 30 minutes, but can be up to 45 minutes as collections and deliveries are often made during the run.

We suggest that patients using the shuttle to travel to appointments notify clinic staff, so that appointments can be scheduled for 15 minutes before the hour, or on the hour.

Accessibility

Shuttle vans are not wheelchair accessible. If an accessible vehicle is required, please let us know when you make your booking and we will try to arrange for this. Please book at least 24 hours in advance.

Enquiries

If you require further information, please contact the C&C DHB Transport Office, (04) 385 5999 ext 5915.

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Cancer Society Wellington


Provide local volunteer transport for referred cancer patients to treatment and appointments at Wellington Hospital and Kenepuru Hospital. Donations are appreciated. For more information please contact: (04) 298 8514.

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Horowhenua Community Health Shuttle

This service operates 5 days a week, Monday to Friday from Levin Health Centre to Palmerston North Hospital. The fee is a donation. Envelopes and a donation box is available on the shuttle. Bookings are desirable. For more information please contact: 06 368 5519 or 027 445 4848

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Otaki RSA Coach        

This service is available to all financial members. The coach services travels between  Palmerston North and Wellington and is available for appointments and any other medical needs. Please contact Tony King on (06) 364 6221

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Otaki St John Health Shuttle

This service operates 5 day a week, Monday to Friday. For more information on this service please contact (06) 364 5603.

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National Travel Assistance Scheme

Provides assistance to people who are referred by their specialist to see another specialist and need to travel long distances or travel frequently.

To find out if you are eligible contact:

The Ministry of Health National Travel Assistance
Phone: 0800 281 222 then press 2
Ministry of Health website:  www.moh.govt.nz  for more information.

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Cancer Society Manawatu

Provide volunteer transport for referred patients for appointments and treatment. Donations are appreciated.
Please contact Denis Robins on (06) 367 5355 or 027 233 7745.

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Otaki Arthritis & Stroke Support Groups

Provides volunteers drivers to their members. A wheelchair can be provided it required. Donations appreciated.
Contact Gloria Simpson on: (06) 364 6883 or 021 061 5208.

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Otaki Information Centre

Arrange bookings for commercial transport services including rail and buses.
Please phone (06) 364 7620 for more information.

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Physical Address
15a Ngahina Street
Paraparaumu 5032
Kapiti Coast

Open Monday to Friday
9:00am to 4:00pm
Postal Address
PO Box 23
Paraparaumu
Kapiti Coast
5254
New Zealand


Phone Number
04 298 2914
0800 69 33 42