Check out the above website to see all the services Northland Regional Council offer.
- Getting a Ridewise card
- Who do I contact for an assessment?
- Total Mobility and Ridewise user guide
- Total Mobility around New Zealand
- Transport Operators
- Access Whangārei Map
- More information on Total Mobility
Total Mobility is a nationwide scheme that provides a transport subsidy to help people with disabilities stay connected within their community.
If you have a disability that prevents you from using public transport, you could be eligible for a 50% subsidy (up to a maximum of $25) on eligible door-to-door transport to help you get around Whangārei.
The scheme uses an electronic swipe card system – Ridewise.
- have a disability which prevents you from always using other public transport;
- you are aged 11 or older; and
- you live in the Whangārei district;
you are likely to be eligible for Total Mobility assistance.
To confirm your eligibility, you will need to contact one of the Total Mobility agencies listed below and undergo an assessment to ensure you meet the national eligibility requirements. There may be a charge for this.
Getting a Ridewise card
You need a current Ridewise card to qualify for the 50% subsidy. To get a card, you need to provide a recent photograph and a fee of $8.80 to your agency. The agency will pass these on to Northland Regional Council, along with your details, so a Ridewise card can be produced for you.
Transport operators contacts:
A1 Cabs Whangārei
Phone: (09) 438 3377
Driving Miss Daisy
Phone: (09) 430 8091
Phone: (09) 438 4444