In Our Community
Public transport bus services are all about serving people in a community. They must be focused on the needs of that community and listening to their customers, while fitting into an overall network.
We want to build strong relationships with our local communities. One way we can do this is to support community projects and partner with community organisations that are making a difference.
The Green Paper for Vulnerable Children
The Green Paper for Vulnerable Children was launched by the Government in July 2011. The Government wants to hear what New Zealanders think about the ideas that are in the Green Paper before it makes its decisions.
The Government wants to make sure that those people who may not usually participate – parents, carers, young people, children and harder to reach families and communities – are encouraged and supported to take part in this discussion.
A wide range of groups and organisations are being asked to do whatever they think is appropriate to let people know about the Green Paper and to encourage all New Zealanders to have their say.
We encourage you to have your say and support others to have their say too.
Gillies McIndoe Research Institute
Valley Flyer has joined with the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute in a new community partnership. The Gillies McIndoe Research Institute conducts research into reconstructive plastic surgery, which helps change the lives of those living with disfiguring and sometimes life threatening medical conditions. The transforming bus, as it is affectionately known as for its changing colour paintwork represents the transformation and rebirth of someone can experience as a recipient of reconstructive surgery. The Institute is based at the Hutt Valley Hospital and Valley Flyer is delighted to be associated with this worthy organisation.
Kidz First Children's Hospital
Waka Pacific is proud to support Kidz First Children's Hospital. Kidz First Children's Hospital delivers family centered health care to the children of Counties Manukau. Their focus on the medical, emotional and social needs of young people helps grow healthy communities for everyone. Waka Pacific's distinctive Kidz First bus has become a familiar sight to many Waka Pacific passengers.
Starship Childrens Health
NZ Bus, through its North Star brand, is proud to be in a community partnership with the Starship Foundation. North Star supports the Starship Foundation by helping to grow awareness of the important services provided by Starship Children's Health to children from all over New Zealand and the Pacific. North Star's distinctive Starbus' can be seen cruising the streets and has become a familiar sight to many North Shore and Orewa passengers.
Island Bay Marine Education Centre
The Marine Education Centre encourages the protection, enhancement, and enjoyment of local, national, and global marine environments through public education programmes, live displays, and community initiated research and service projects. By joining in this partnership with the centre, GO Wellington is showing its support for the environment, in general, and for this hardworking local organization, in particular.
GO Wellington is proud to be a supporter of the Neonatal Trust and its work with infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. GO Wellington endeavours to bring awareness to the great work done by the trust through the Neonatal Bus. This bus acts as a moving billboard for this charity and has become a familiar sight around the streets of Wellington.
Zealandia - The Karori Sanctuary Experience
GO Wellington is pleased to support ZEALANDIA: the Karori Sanctuary Experience. This celebrated mainland conservation 'island' provides a safe haven for some of New Zealand's most iconic and endangered native birds, insects and reptiles.
Established in 1906, Wellington Zoo was New Zealand's first zoo. Previously operated by the Wellington City Council, it became a charitable trust in 2003. GO Wellington is proud to play its part in supporting the Zoo's endeavours in Wellington.
Wellington Museums Trust
The Wellington Museums Trust is a uniquely diverse group of arts and heritage experiences located within the heart of New Zealand's 'cultural capital'. GO Wellington is pleased to help support the Wellington Museums Trust which sees around 700,000 people come to visit, see a show, go to an exhibition or attend a school programme at the WMT facilities each year.
Waka Pacific is proud to sponsor the ASB Polyfest, an event that continues to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Auckland region by showcasing the very best of Maori and Pacific Island secondary school cultural performance talent.
Wellington Free Ambulance
GO Wellington continues its support of the Wellington Free Ambulance by providing this organization free advertising on bus backs.
AMI Round the Bays
GO Wellington is proud to help Wellingtonians 'Push Play' by supporting the Wellington Round the Bays. This annual event, held on Wellington's waterfront attracts around 10,000 participants.
International Festival of the Arts
The New Zealand International Arts Festival is a biennial multi-arts festival held in New Zealand's vibrant capital city, Wellington.
Go Wellington is proud to support New Zealand's premier cultural arts event which draws together diverse artforms, artists and cultures to enchant, challenge and inspire the hearts and minds of audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Pack the Bus
Each year THE BREEZE Wellington and GO Wellington assist the Wellington City Mission in collecting non perishable food items and toys for underprivileged families. We visit local businesses, schools and suburbs all around Wellington and thanks to the wonderful people of Wellington, last year we managed to collect two GO Wellington bus loads of goods for the Wellington City Mission.