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Total Mobility around New Zealand: a regional guide

An overview to using the Total Mobility scheme and contact information for regions operating the scheme in New Zealand.



The Total Mobility scheme is available across Taranaki including New Plymouth, Waitara and Hāwera.

Transport operators

The following transport operators provide total mobility services and some provide wheelchair hoist services as indicated.

Please remember that you may need to pre-book a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

Approved transport operator Contact details Wheelchair ramp available
BL Tourism Group Limited 06 765 0562  
Driving Miss Daisy - New Plymouth (bookings required) 06 751 0209 or
027 773 3268
Wheelchair ramp available
Energy City Cabs (New Plymouth) 06 757 5580  
Freedom Companion Driving Service 06 758 0734 Wheelchair ramp available
Ironside Vehicle Society New Plymouth 06 753 6469 Pre-booked hoist assistance available
New Plymouth Taxis
(New Plymouth)
06 757 3000  
STOPS (Hawera) 06 278 3933  Wheelchair ramp available


Level of subsidy per trip


Maximum contribution by the Taranaki Regional Council 

The maximum contribution per trip is $20.

Note: Taranaki Regional Council will pay half the fare up to a maximum of $40. Any additional fare must be paid in full by the user.


Taranaki Regional Council
47 Cloten Road
Private Bag 713
Stratford 4352
0800 TOT MOB (868 662) link) (contains answers to frequently asked questions, and forms)