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Shuttle Services

All shuttle services are available for patients Monday to Friday. Shuttles do not run on Weekends or Public Holidays. Shuttle times will vary.

Health shuttles are available for people who may require transport. The service is usually free for people attending outpatient appointments, parents of children with an appointment at the hospital and carers attending with patients, although a Koha (donation) is always welcomed.

Weekday Kaitaia Bus Service

Kaitaia to Whangarei return

A 21-seater bus travels from Kaitaia to Whangarei Monday to Friday. The bus stops for pickups at Awanui, Inland Road Junction, Taipa, Coopers Beach, Mangonui, Waitaruke, Kaeo, Matauri, Kerikeri, Pakarakaka Junction, Moerewa, Kawakawa, Waiomio Junction and Hikurangi.

Call 0800 682684 for more information.

Linking Hands Inc. Health Shuttle Services

Head Office Maungaturoto, Branches in Mangawhai and Ruakaka.

Linking Hands is a voluntary service and they rely on do­nations to run this service. They have vehicles based in Maungaturoto, Mangawhai and Ruakaka and pick up from Matakohe through to south of Kaiwaka up to the Mata Hall, taking clients to Medical Appointments between Warkworth, Whangarei and Dargaville.

For more information call:

09 431 8969 Maungaturoto and Ruakaka

09 431 4121 Mangawhai

Kaipara Community Health Trust Health Shuttle

Kaipara Community Health Trust runs a Health Shuttle Monday-Friday (excluding public holidays) assisting people get to health related appointments in both Dargaville and Whangarei.  Our area covers from Ruawai-Pouto-Waipoua-Tangowahine. We have a wheelchair hoist. 

Please book in advance by phoning Te Ha Oranga 439 3013. Donations appreciated.


Dargaville: Town and Around is locally run by volunteers using their own cars. Assisting people who live in the Dargaville township to retain their independence by helping them get to appointments (health, shopping, social visits etc) within the Dargaville township boundary.

Please book at least 24 hrs in advance phone 4396306 or txt 021966309 (service runs 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday). Donations appreciated.


Call 09 4393013 for more information.

National Travel Assistance

Some people may be able to receive National Travel Assistance for travel reimbursement if they are referred by a hospital specialist and travel a long distances or visit a specialist frequently.

All outpatient clinics such as medical, surgical, radiology, orthopaedics, ENT and the eye clinic have had all mileage claim forms signed by National Travel Assistance Department based in the outpatient clinic.

For more information on National Travel Assistance please contact 0800 682684.

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