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Lead by our owner Calvin West "Westy".

"Based on good customer service, quality transport and customer focused drivers."

Kiwi coaches has grown over the last 15 years from 5 buses to 300 plus, 1 staff member to now 30 drivers, 5 workshop mechanics, 4 Customer service total 39 team members, based on good customer service, quality transport and customer focused drivers, Lead by owner Calvin West "Westy"

Calvin West, Westy as he is known by all, is supported by his wife Kate who makes sure he goes to work daily with the right sustenance to last the days pressures. Calvin has been involved with the Bus & Coach business for over 20 years and came into the business originally by assisting the first owner Rob Harris as his financial advisor, then after a period managing Kiwi Coaches, Calvin decided to purchase the business and has never looked back since, continuing his drive to expand provide great customer service and work for local community. His early life in Kaitaia/ Awanui and wife Kate’s Dalmation background ensures great interaction with IWI and community.

A sports fanatic who played for Northland in Rugby & cricket at regional competitions, he supports the Warriors, the All Blacks, the Breakers, Auckland Blues, touch Rugby, Auckland Baabaas, and Celebrity Touch rugby in Whakatane. Kiwi Coaches is a sponsor of local sports teams as well.

Every day our fleet of school buses moves 4000 passenger movements to and from 20 approx Auckland schools plus does school charter work. The School service is easy with our Bus cards that are pre paid and allow students to travel safely and ensure they get to and from school every day and parents pay for the costs each term. The GPS tracking of each bus allows the Kiwi coach office to monitor where each school bus is on the run and what students are on the bus registering them as they get on the bus. All of our drivers are background checked and meet all requirements for safe handling of students.

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21 reasons to do business with Kiwi Coaches

  1. On time pick up so you know where we are
  2. Our booking systems relieve stress for you
  3. Fast quoting to help you make decisions
  4. Written confirmations for proof of bookings
  5. Prompt accurate invoicing for payment and tracking
  6. 29 buses of all sizes to choose from
  7. Quality drivers that are customer focussed
  8. Quality buses, clean & safe and presentable
  9. Drivers in uniforms for easy recognition
  10. School APP for parent peace of mind
  1. School card systems to ensure student is on bus and who has paid
  2. Flexible school transport usuage package to suit family budgets
  3. 19 years passenger experience proven confidence
  4. 50 years in business for expertise
  5. GPS locators on every bus for instant knowledge
  6. Radio telephone channel for instant communication
  7. School runs and charter work for 700 plus students every day
  8. Tours , airline transfers, personalised solutions
  9. Corporate charters with full project management
  10. Sports and family groups with flexible itineraries

Full health & safety procedures and policies

Types of services

  • Charters
  • Sports clubs
  • Business groups
  • Church groups
  • Corporate Conferences
  • Airport disruptions
  • Airport transfers
  • Tours around NZ
  • Educational charters
  • School runs
  • Community events
  • Summer and Winter sports travel
  • School camps
  • Tourist tours

We are the Preferred coach supplier for the Breakers, NZ Ice Hockey, NRL 9.s, MAGS Marist, Kings College, Kings school, Mangere college Papatoetoe high, Lynfield College De Lasell, Sacred Heart, Elim College, Mt Roskill Grammar & Intermediate,, and many other local schools, church and sports groups.

All buses and coaches are GPS tracked for fast location communication and each bus has Radio Telephone communication to base.

Eco Friendly fuels are used, Eco friendly Bus wash to keep the environment clean, Eco friendly systems and processes within the business to ensure we look after our community.

Tours to anywhere at anytime, favourite destinations like Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Waitomo, Hobbiton, Taupo,Napier, Wellington, Ruapehu, Snow & skiing mountains, Nelson Marlborough, Christchurch, Queenstown, West Coast, Dunedin in fact anywhere in New Zealand.

Around Auckland to the 14 favourite tourist destinations, including the West Coast, North shore, Volcanoes, and ferry terminals, we can create intinaries to suit time and budget.

Charters from 5 people to 55 to any location at any time, working to your itinerary or our suggestions to best handle Auckland traffic and NZ locations destinations needs. We can plan your needs , quote for the charter, and supply any size bus or coach to suit your numbers. We do not hire our coaches without our trained drivers.

Our fully equipped workshop keeps our fleet on the road and meets all Health & safety requirements.

Latest Posts

Kiwi Coaches’ Tour Business is Growing Fast

Kiwi Coaches’ Tour Business is expanding fast. Large coaches provide a very comfortable ride. Our tour coaches pick up and drop off at Auckland airport and hotels and take overseas visitors to Rotorua, Hobbiton, Taranaki, ski fields, South Island and Auckland city tours. We can help you build itineraries to suit your visitor requirements and […]

Kiwi Coaches’ Charter Business is Very Popular

Kiwi Coaches has a fast growing Charter business. Many school groups use our coaches for transport around Auckland. Many sports teams hold regular bookings for our coaches. Charter groups are extremely happy with our drivers and coaches. Shelley Harris, reception at Lynfield College, writes “just a note to let you know how happy the teacher […]

Parents Can Now Pay Invoices Online Using the Website App

From now on, parents of children using school buses can pay their invoices online using the new website app on the School Bus page. All school buses are GPS tracked so our office knows the location of the school bus on its run and timing, and what kids are on each bus trip. SKIDS school […]

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