​Waipa Integrated Transport Strategy

The Waipa Integrated Transport Strategy sets out the direction for our transport system over the next 30 years. It has the vision of ‘People and freight in Waipa having access to an affordable, integrated, safe, responsive and sustainable transport system that supports community aspirations.

This strategy is aligned with other strategies which Council has adopted that have economic, social and environmental outcomes for the district that will guide transport infrastructure investment.

View the Waipa Integrated Transport Strategy.

Transport Procurement Strategy

The Transport Procurement Strategy for roading works is a document with the task of demonstrating how we will procure our roading programme whilst continuing to meet the requirements of the Land Transport Management Act 2003 (LTMA).

This strategy provides forward visibility of our roading work programme which enables consultant and contractor resources to be provided more effectively to meet the district’s needs.

Cycling and walking

We have adopted a Cycling and Walking Strategy as a means of promoting greater use of cycling and walking as active modes of transport.

The strategy sets out a range of initiatives which have been included in our 10-Year Plan, including a cycleway between Te Awamutu and Kihikihi planned for the 2016/17 year.

Passenger transport

In January 2011 we launched an improved bus service in conjunction with Waikato Regional Council. The improved service involved better bus routes between Hamilton and Cambridge as well as between Hamilton and Te Awamutu.

These services are integrated with the Hamilton City bus timetables.

View regional bus service information.

Community transport

We’re lucky enough to have a variety of different community transport options available in Waipa.

​Total Mobility is a nationwide scheme aimed at giving people with disabilities mobility options. Waikato Regional Council administers Total Mobility in Hamilton, Taupō and Tokoroa, and Waipā. The scheme provides financial assistance, giving registered users a 50 per cent discount on taxi fares up to a maximum subsidy which is $12.50 in Waipā. The user pays the other half of the fare to the taxi driver. People who use the scheme must carry a valid Total Mobility photo ID card to get the discounted fare.

For more information and to find out if you are eligible for this service, visit​ or call Waikato Regional Council on 0800 800 401.

Local transport service (Taxi like service) including private hire. Mini Vans/Buses available. 
Phone: 392 8808.
Health Shuttle
This service is for transport of clients to Waikato and Te Kuiti Hospital outpatient clinics, and other medical specialist clinics in Hamilton. Their operating hours are Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm, and as this is a charitable organisation they are grateful for any donations client make to assist in the costs of running the service.
To book a ride, please phone 870 3258.
Te Awamutu Wheelchair Wagon
This service provides transport to people in wheelchairs, limited to the Te Awamutu area. 
Contact: Joanie Self, 07 870 6399 or 027 334 3893
To and Fro – Companion Driver Service
A personalised transport service to help those needing to retain their independence. Suitable for appointment, visiting friends, shopping, airport transfer, small pet vet visits etc. Easy access vehicle. Available Cambridge, Hamilton and Te Awamutu.
Phone for an obligation free quote 07 839 4222 or email
Driving Miss Daisy – Cambridge/Te Awamutu
A companion driving service. They will collect you, drive you to and from your destination, and provide whatever assistance you need, such as helping with your shopping or luggage. Their scenic drive and outing service is very popular e.g. outings to the seaside, museum, or cinema. All drivers are safety checked. Bookings are essential. ACC approved provider. 
Phone: 07 823 1998 or 021 503 800.
​AeroLink Airport Shuttles
Transport to Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga airports.
Phone 07 823 6982 or visit

The Red Cross community transport service takes people from their homes to community appointments - for instance, to their doctor, hospital outpatient clinic, medical specialist or medical centre. All drivers are trained in first aid and provide assistance to and from the vehicle.
Cambridge - contact Jan Nesbit on 07 823 7645 or 027 667 7076
Page reviewed: 01 Jul 2019 9:31am