Whangarei Girls' High School is well served by a network of free Ministry of Education bus runs, and also private, fare-paying services.
New students will get some bus information on Orientation Day, but it is well worth ringing the bus contractor to check times and exact pick up points. A purpose built Bus Bay shared with Whangarei Boys' High School provides safe loading and unloading of Bus students.
Free Bus Services
This service is provided by the Ministry of Education for students who generally live outside the Whangarei City area (more than 4.8 km from the School). The transport is free from WGHS out to the mid-way point of the next nearest secondary school. Beyond this point students may be responsible for thier own transport of may face a charge. For example, students from Whatatiri or Titoki will pay a nominal part charge to get to Maungatapere on the Pompallier bus, then travel the rest of the way free to school. Students inside the 4.8km are expected by the Ministray of Education to use city fare-paying services or find their own way to school.
Students living outside the WGHS ZONE but on a MOE bus route
Students who do not attend their nearest high school but choose to attend WGHS will be able to travel on available Ministry buses (where there is room on them). This is by mutual agreement amongst most of the local secondary schools. However these students will have to pay a nominal set fare of $3 per trip. So, for example, students North/East of Whangarei can travel on a Ministry bus as far as Kamo High School or Tikipunga High School, and then travel the rest of the way to Whangarei Girls' High School on our pay "link" buses. Students from Ruakaka/Bream Bay, however, have no bus travel. The nearest pick up is the Maungakaramea turnoff on SH1.
In zone students who live more than 2.4 km from their nearest Ministry bus route to school, may be eligible for a transport subsidy from the Ministry of Education. Information is available on the Ministry of Education website.
Please contact the contractor of the service you wish to use for precise details of running times and/or pick up points.
|Route||Type of Service||Contractor|
|Onerahi||Free – Ministry Service||Ritchies / Caves (Airport)|
Whangarei Heads/ Pataua
Parua Bay / Waikaraka
|Free – Ministry Service||Ritchies|
|Maunu, Maungatapere / Kara||Free – Ministry Service||Ritchies / Caves (Kara Rd)|
|Whatatiri/Dargaville(Pompallier bus)||Part charge ($2)||Ritchies|
|Portland, Otaika Valley,Maungakaramea turnoff||Free – Ministry Service||Ritchies|
|Ruakaka / Bream Bay||Private transport service - Waipu/Ruakaka/One Tree Point||Leabourn Passenger Service.
Ph 09 423 7416
Ph 021 053 0051
|Glenbervie, Parahaki, Whareora||Glenbervie school, Harris Road, Whareora Road, Mill Rd- Free service||Normans|
|Matapouri, Ngunguru||Ministry Service ($2), then paid "link" service using Normans Tiki bus||Ritchies/Normans|
|North of Kamo||Ministry Service ($2), then paid "link" service also $2 (or fare-paying Normans service)||Several contractors – Ring Kamo High School|
|Morningside, Raumanga||Fare-paying Service||Whangarei Bus Services|
|Tikipunga, Kamo via Corks Rd||Fare-paying Service||Normans Motors|
|Whau Valley, Kamo, Hikurangi||Fare-paying Service||Normans Motors|
- Ritchies: Ph 438 7142
- Caves Buses: Ph 430 8889
- Normans Motors: Ph 435 4532
- Whangarei Bus Services: Ph 438 6005
- Kevin Dean, Whangarei Girls' High School, Bus Coordinator: Ph 430 4402