Gentle on the environment


Two things very important to us are looking after the communities we are a part of, and protecting our environment to ensure a sustainable future. If we had not done that, it’s unlikely we would be here today.

We want to showcase regions as the beautiful areas they are and ensure that tourists and locals alike are blown away by what they see and experience. By committing to various environmental practices, we’re not only making up for our carbon footprint but also preserving a ‘green’ way of life for future generations.

At Nimon and Sons, we strongly believe that giving back to the community goes without saying. We offer on-going support to education providers, clubs, sports teams and charities.

Enviro Silver Qualmark Award

Nimon and Sons have received a Silver Award in recognition of our high standard of environmental performance. Our commercial workshop follows the same guidelines.
Some of our environmental initiatives include:

  • recycling all batteries, waste oil, coolant and tyres
  • recycling all paper goods, plastic, scrap and glass
  • providing digital options for all forms and documents
  • sending mail digitally, where possible
  • using rain water in Whakatu makes us self-sufficient
  • using core earth heating in our Whakatu facility to lower our energy usage
  • reducing fleet emissions by introducing new Volvo Euro 5 ZF EcoLife buses
  • creating a rain garden to recycle excess water back into the aquifer
  • providing fuel efficiency training to all drivers
  • planting trees to neutralize our environmental footprint
  • providing onsite resources to reduce the need for excess travel
  • planting shrubs that support the bees
  • Using Ad Blue in buses and coaches to reduce harmful pollutants
  • Using sheep to control grass in excess depot space.

If you’d like to do more, we encourage all our customers to offset emissions connected with their trip. If you wish to take practical action in New Zealand, you can offset your trip at any time in the lead-up to departure. Just visit and make a donation.

We want this business and this planet to be around for our next generation, and the generation after that, so we believe every little helps.

Supporting our communities

We believe in supporting and giving back to the community. We provide on-going support to our local areas through sponsorship, donations and free or discounted transport. We are solid supporters of the Hawke’s Bay Magpies and Sport Hawke’s Bay. We branded two of our fleet in Hawke’s Bay colours: one in Magpies colours and one with all three of or regional mascots (Magpie, Hawk and Gannet).

Here are a few groups Nimon and Sons have proudly supported:

  • Cranford Hospice
  • Clive School
  • EIT
  • Havelock North Intermediate
  • Havelock North Primary School
  • Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union
  • Hawke’s Bay Tourism
  • Hereworth School
  • Iona College
  • Kohupatiki Marae
  • Lindisfarne College
  • Maraekakaho School
  • Mitre 10 Mega Walk
  • Napier Intermediate School
  • Sport Hawke’s Bay
  • St Andrews Church
  • St Johns College
  • Tamatea High School
  • Tamatea Intermediate
  • Taupo Lakeside Clean-up
  • Taupo-nui-a-Tia College
  • Whakatu Community

Rosa dwarfed by the stunning Te Mata Peak


One of our Luxury Coaches taking another group of visitors up Te Mata Peak


Magpies Coach #34


Luxury 4 Star Plus #22 at the to of Te Mata Peak


Luxury 4 Star Plus Coach #22 in Taupo with stunning views over Lake Taupo, Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro


How can we help?

For a free, no obligation quote, simply fill out the form below and one of our friendly team will contact you soon.

Alternatively, give us a call to discuss your needs so we can allocate the right vehicle and driver.

Our charter service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we can pick-up from anywhere in the country.

Our drivers are experienced, professional and NZQA-qualified. If you have a favourite driver in mind, feel free to make a request.

Note: The clock we have used in this form is 24 hours. When you place your booking, please ensure you factor this in when allocating a pick up/ drop off time in the afternoon.


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