Choosing public transport can help you get out and about by bus, train or ferry.
If you have a SuperGold card you can travel free on off-peak rail, bus and harbour ferry services that form part of the public transport network. The SuperGold card is a discount and concession card issued free to everyone 65 years and over, and anyone under 65 who receives New Zealand Superannuation or a veteran’s pension.
Funded in partnership by local and central government, the Total Mobility Scheme assists eligible people, with long term impairments to access appropriate transport to meet their daily needs and enhance their community participation. This assistance is provided in the form of subsidised door to door transport services wherever scheme transport providers operate.
The Total Mobility Scheme is intended to compliment the provision of public transport services, which are expected to be as accessible as possible to meet different mobility needs.
Travelling with other people is travelling smarter. Carpooling – ride-sharing or lift-sharing – is cheaper, easier and more environmentally friendly than single car journeys.
This guide provides information on the driver licence renewal process, road rule refresher graphics and tips to help you keep moving. It also contains guidelines for assessing your own driving ability and resources to help you plan ahead in case you need to give up driving for any reason.
Forward planning will make life a lot easier if you need to give up driving. The brochure Coping without a car (external link) from the Office for Senior Citizens contains more ideas and solutions.