Driving support for small rural towns

Driving support for small rural towns

A hui of community vehicle trust volunteers met last week at Environment Canterbury to hear that they had jointly donated over 17,300 hours of time. Community Vehicle Trusts fulfil an important role within the small rural towns of the region, providing transport...

Community vehicle trust launches in Amuri

Community vehicle trust launches in Amuri

Amuri residents can access easy transport around the district thanks to the launch of the Amuri Community Vehicle Trust’s first service this week. Vehicle Trusts exist around Canterbury to fill a community need where there is no public transport available. Members of...

Trusts keep rural wheels turning

Trusts keep rural wheels turning

Community vehicle trusts are vitally important for keeping rural communities together, says Isabelle Bromham, Environment Canterbury's community transport adviser. ''There have been testimonials that without the vehicle trust, people would have to move away and when...

Angels on wheels

Angels on wheels

The emergence and growth of community vehicles across our rural towns is providing affordable, readily available transport to those in need.

Handing over the wheel

Handing over the wheel

It’s fitting that much of the handover from Timaru’s community transport advisor Tony Henderson to newcomer Isabelle Bromham took place on a mammoth road trip around the small towns of Canterbury.