Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Total Mobility Returns To South Taranaki

Total Mobility Returns To South Taranaki


Total Mobility, the subsidised taxi scheme for people with impairments, is back in business in South Taranaki.

From next Monday, 28 April, South Taranaki Total Mobility clients will be served by two Energy City Cabs vehicles based in Hawera. To book before 28 April, call 06 753 8253. From 28 April onwards, call 0800 14 15 25.

The New Plymouth-based taxi company is establishing a Hawera operation primarily to fill the gap left when the Total Mobility contract with the previous operator was suspended in February because contract obligations to the Taranaki Regional Council had not been met.

“We’re delighted that Total Mobility in South Taranaki is being picked up by an experienced operator offering a high level of service,” says the Council’s Transport Services Manager, Chris Clarke.

“There are about 200 Total Mobility users in South Taranaki and we were very aware the suspension of the Scheme had a negative impact on many of them. It really underscored how important Total Mobility is, and how people rely on it.”

Total Mobility users are issued with vouchers entitling them to a discount of up to half the cost of a taxi fare, with a maximum discount of $13. The scheme is for people with impairments that may prevent them from using public transport in a safe and dignified manner.

The Total Mobility service in Hawera will be available 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. At this stage, a subsidized wheelchair hoist service is unavailable.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>

ALSO:

Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>

ALSO:

(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election