As part of the public transport changes happening on Sunday 15 July, northern suburbs residents will be no longer be able to use their Mana/Newlands bus cards. But they shouldn’t throw them away.
Wellington community centre advocate Vanessa Lyall at Newlands Community Centre
Northern suburbs residents with a Mana/Newlands bus card will not be able to use it on Metlink services from this Sunday, when they change over to Snapper cards.
But if residents bring their Mana/Newlands card into the Newlands Community Centre before Friday 27 July, they can use it to get a Snapper card. (Residents can retain their Mana/Newlands cards for use up until 15 July.)
Newlands Community Centre staff will also provide information on how to get a refund from the existing card and how to use a Snapper.
Anyone who can’t be bothered applying for a refund of the balance on their Mana/Newlands card, is asked to consider giving this balance to the Newlands Foodbank.
Mana Coach Services has agreed that if the old cards are collected with a consent form from the holders then they will refund all balances to the bank account of Newlands Foodbank, to help people in the community who need help at this time of year.
If anyone hasn’t already used their old card to get a free Snapper card, the $10 deposit can also be donated.
Consent forms can be obtained and cards dropped into collection points at:
New World Newlands (Newlands Shopping Centre):
One Stop Super Shop (McMillan Court, Newlands Shopping Centre);
Paparangi Foodmarket (Mark Ave, Paparangi);
Clive’s Foodmarket (103c Newlands Rd, Newlands);
Newlands Community Centre (9 Batchelor St, Newlands).
The deadline for donations is 5 August 2018.
Snapper card replacements can also be made at the following locations: