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Transport in Hawke's BayNgā waka

We are responsible for planning and coordinating regional transport, road safety education, and regional cycling in Hawke’s Bay.

What we do

We provide regional transport, road safety education, and regional cycling activities to support the Regional Council’s pillar of sustainable services and infrastructure. The Regional Council aims to support a vibrant community, a prosperous economy, and a healthy environment. Transport supports these goals by providing access to transport for all, access to essential services and amenities, affordable transport, reduced traffic, and environmentally friendly transport.

Public transport is so important to the local economy and social well being of our region. Hawke's Bay Regional Council plays a key role in planning, procuring, funding and promoting public transport. goBay bus services in and around Hastings, Flaxmere, Havelock North, Taradale and Napier are managed by Hawke's Bay Regional Council and operated by Go Bus Transport Ltd.

Our goBay website is an easy to use mobile friendly website. Use this website to find route planning, timetables, bus information and alerts, and bus promotions.

goBay bus service website

You can find information about the Public Transport Management Act 2008 and information about your obligations as a transport provider in the Hawke's Bay Region.

Passenger Service Registration Information

The Total Mobility Scheme (TMS) provides passenger services travel for Hawke’s Bay residents, who are unable to use public transport due to a significant, permanent impairment.

Find out more about the Total Mobility Scheme


There are a number of benefits to owning an electric car. They are cheaper to run than petrol or diesel vehicles (the equivalent of paying 30c per litre for petrol) and because they’re powered by our abundant renewable electricity supply, they’ll reduce the country’s vehicle fleet emissions. There are now many good quality second hand electric vehicles available to buy at prices comparable to a good used petrol or diesel vehicle.

Find out more about electric vehicles here.

RoadSafe Hawkes Bay wants our roads to be safe for everyone.

We plan and run road safety programmes in partnership with groups including Police and design programmes to reduce the number and impact of crashes.

Visit the RoadSafe website

The Regional Transport Committee (RTC) is a committee of the Regional Council and is made up of members from all councils in the region, Waka Kotahi ((New Zealand Transport Agency) and a number of specialist advisers.  The Committee is responsible for preparing, implementing and reporting on the Regional Transport Plan and the Regional Public Transport Plan.  These Plans are statutory documents required to be prepared under the Land Transport Act.  The Regional Transport Committee also carries out the following functions;

  • Advocacy to Government on transport issues of concern to the region.
  • Oversees RoadSafe Hawke’s Bay and the development and delivery of the regional road safety programme.
  • Monitors passenger transport objectives and make recommendations to the Regional Council on public transport policies.
  • Provides the Regional Council with any advice and assistance it may request in relation to its transport responsibilities

The Regional Land Transport Plan and Regional Public Transport Plan can be found here


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