Supporting our locals

We love helping out the locals who are doing great things in our community. Here are a few recent stories where we stepped in to help.

Colour me in Taupō!

Tranzit Coachlines supports Wellington Free Ambulance

June 2024

Colour me in Taupō!

Electric buses never looked so colourful … thanks to the creative flair of students from primary and intermediate schools in Taupō who took part in a colouring competition, Tranzit ran in partnership with Waikato Regional Council and Taupō District Council.

It was aimed at educating the next generation about the great work our team is doing in delivering public transport services in Taupō as well as educating them about the environmental and social benefits a zero emissions vehicle can bring.

Congratulations to all those entered and well done to our winners.

Supporting the next generation of players

Tranzit Coachlines supports Wellington Free Ambulance

May 2024

Supporting the next generation of players

In many parts of New Zealand, Tranzit Coachlines takes great pride in supporting our local sports clubs, specifically in supporting the next generation of players. This support may see us ensuring they get safely to and from games; have a chance to develop their performance skills on the field and social skills off the field as well as promoting participation in sport at all levels.

This year our Tranzit Coachlines Central team is proud to support the Taupo Girls’ 1st XV team, who are in a rebuild season with 90% of the team under-16. Our Tranzit Coachlines Wellington team is the proud sponsor of the Wellington Secondary School boys’ rugby competition which is currently in full swing involving teams throughout the Hutt Valley, Wellington City and Porirua. Meanwhile our three year sponsorship deal with the Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union has helped support their Player Pathway Programme.

Connecting the Community

Tranzit Coachlines supports Wellington Free Ambulance

April 2024

Connecting the Community

Prior to introducing New Zealand’s first 100% electric bus fleet into Manawatū in partnership with Horizons Regional Council, our team was out and about in the community explaining the upcoming time table changes and fleet changes to passengers.

Our Tranzit Coachlines Manawatū team members teamed up with representatives from Horizons Regional Council to attend the Albert Street Market, Highbury Flea Market as well as several events at Massey University. Not only were they a great opportunity to show off our new electric buses, that can seat 25 passengers, have room for two wheel chairs and other walking frames, a bike rack and the ability to charge your phone whilst travelling, it was great chatting with students and staff at the Te Tira Ahu Pae Campus Carnival explaining how there will be more frequent services into town and that Massey internal students and staff are entitled to free travel within Palmerston North on any urban or Massey service. Reminding them of this great benefit brought dozens of smiling faces.

Tranzit’s collaboration with new Martinborough mural

Tranzit Coachlines supports Wellington Free Ambulance

March 2024

Tranzit’s collaboration with new Martinborough mural

The wine village of Martinborough’s new wall mural depicts a family of native birds with strong connections to the Wairarapa.

The mural, designed and painted by Manawatu artist Joe McMenamin, is part of the reignited Marty Mural Walk – a continuation of The Martinborough Mural Walk Project that came into being five years ago bringing public art to the village.

In recent years no new works had been added, until Charlotte Harding had a desire to reignite the project under its new name Marty Mural Walk.

The first new artwork to come about is thanks to the collaboration between Harding and Tranzit, as owners of a property in the village. With Tranzit preparing to celebrate its centenary in 2025, we wanted to revitalise the property and loved how the muralist Joe, wove a family connection into the artwork.

The mural features a family of native birds including the Karearea falcon and a white kiwi with a nod to Pukaha National Wildlife Centre, who has a long association with Tranzit Coachlines Wairarapa.

Tranzit Coachlines Wairarapa supports Wellington Free Ambulance

Tranzit Coachlines supports Wellington Free Ambulance

July 2023

Tranzit Coachlines Wairarapa supports Wellington Free Ambulance

Tranzit responded to the call for support to help build the new $3million Wairarapa Ambulance Station in Masterton. Tranzit donated $10,000 to the station build project and provided hugely valuable back of bus advertising on one bus, free of charge.

Claire Carruthers, General Manager of Fundraising and Communications at Wellington Free Ambulance said: “we can’t thank Tranzit enough – not only are they generously donating to support the build, but they will also be helping to raise awareness and more donations from all across the region with the massive coverage that the bus back with give this campaign.”

Digging In

Tranzit Coachlines team planting trees to celebrate Matariki.

July 2023

Digging In

Members of our Tranzit Coachlines Wairarapa team helped out at a special tree planting day to celebrate Matariki. Organised by the Carterton District Council and the area’s mana whenua, the community was invited to plant native trees in an old county reserve, Ngā Tāwhai, that is being restored and repurposed for recreational enjoyment. Not only did our team assist with transport on the day, but also mucked in by planting dozens of native trees and plants that will help restore the area and protect it for future generations to enjoy.