The early Shuttle Bus service to Whangarei Boys High School Bus Bay has been temporarily suspended. (updated 7th March 2023)
Free Bus Services - Kamo High School Bus Routes
Kamo High School is well served by a network of free Ministry of Education bus runs, fare-paying services. New students will get bus information on Orientation Day, but it is well worth ringing the bus contractor to check times and exact pick up points if you have further questions.
This service is provided by the Ministry of Education for students who generally live outside the Kamo area (more than 4.8 km from the School). The transport is free from Kamo out to the mid-way point of the next nearest secondary school. Beyond this point students may be responsible for their own transport or may need to pay a fee. Students inside the 4.8km are expected by the Ministry of Education to use city fare-paying services or find their own way to school.
Students living outside the KAMO ZONE but on a MOE bus route
Students who do not attend their nearest high school but choose to attend KHS will be able to travel on available Ministry buses (where the student has gained MoE permission and there is room on them). This is by mutual agreement amongst most of the local secondary schools. These students will have to pay a nominal set fare to travel to their nearest local high school and then travel the rest of the way to Kamo High School on our pay "link" buses. So, for example, students East of Whangarei can travel on a Ministry bus as far as WBHS/WGHS or Tikipunga Sports Grounds, and then travel the rest of the way to Kamo High School on our pay "link" buses.
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. The following areas are serviced by buses provided and managed by the Ministry of Education:
Students travelling from the east (Ocean Beach/Pataua South/Parua Bay/Onerahi), south (Portland/Maungakaramea) and west (Maungatapere/Maunu Heights) are able to travel on the Ministry operated bus services to Whangarei Girls' & Boys' High Schools’ Bus Bay. All students not attending their nearest secondary school have to pay for their full journey to the school of their choice. There will be one fare ($2.00 / $20 for 10 trip card) for the first leg and then the shuttle bus cost from WGHS Bus Bay to Kamo ($2 per trip or $20.00 for a 10 trip card). This bus will leave when all connecting buses have arrived from the outlying areas (approx 8.40am). The return shuttle bus leaves Kamo High at 3.15pm. Students using this bus must obtain an “early bus pass” from the school’s Bus Controller.
The Ocean Beach bus leaves from Ranui Road, via Parua Bay to WGHS/BHS bus bay. There are buses leaving Onerahi area – Shops, Raurimu Ave, Ross Street and Sherwood Road. The Maungatapere buses leave from the Old Dairy Company, Tattons Road Cnr, the Substation and Kokopu Rd/Kara Rd intersection. A bus leaves Maunu Primary picking up down as far as Pukenui Road. All queries regarding these routes, times and stops should be directed to Ritchies. (Onerahi students can also use the CityLink Bus – see details below)
Students travelling from Sandy Bay/Matapouri/Ngunguru/Glenbervie/Pataua Nth areas are able to travel on the Ministry operated bus services to Tikipunga Sports Grounds. All students not attending their nearest secondary school have to pay for their full journey to the school of their choice. There will be one fare ($2) for the first leg of their journey and then the normal shuttle bus cost from Tikipunga High School to Kamo High. ($2 per trip or $20.00 for a 10-trip card). Buses leave from Sandy Bay, Wellingtons Bay, Ngunguru School, Ngunguru Ford Road, Pataua North and Glenbervie area.
Queries regarding these routes, times and stops should be directed to Ritchies. Students who reside in Tikipunga can catch either the City Link bus (see below) or the Tikipunga/Kamo shuttle bus which leaves at 8.10am from outside Tikipunga High and also stops opp. Vinegar Hill Road.
City Link Services: Students living in the Onerahi/Riverside/Raumanga/Otaika/City/Kensington areas are not eligible for free bus transport. There is a public bus service, City Link, which has buses leaving Smeatons Drive at 7.40 am and Onerahi Airport at 7.17 am for Rose St. The Kamo (via Tikipunga) bus leaves Rose Street at 8.05am. Return buses leave Kamo shops for Rose Street via Kamo Road/Regent at 3.36pm or via Tikipunga at 4.30pm.
To get cheaper fares students need to produce a photo ID at the Rose Street Terminus and purchase a Snapper Card. For further information contact City Link - https://citylinkwhangarei.co.nz or email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 09 438 7142. You can also phone the Northland Regional Council 4384639 for details.
Ritchies: Ph (9) 438 7142
Alan Bayly, KHS Bus Coordinator: Ph (9) 4351688