Ashburton/Mid Canterbury Connector

Mid Canterbury connectorThe Ashburton/Mid Canterbury Connector provides Mt Somers, Methven, Rakaia, Wakanui, Chertsey, Fairton and Hinds, return trips into the Ashburton township.

This service is running twice a week for a six-month trial period until June 2021 and is being coordinated by the Safe Communities Ashburton District programme, part of Safer Mid Canterbury.

Further information and bookings

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Bookings need to be made by 2pm the day before, as it will only pick up from the stops that have bookings.


Tuesday (return)

Mt Somers General Store 9.30am
Community House 10.50am

See pick up / drop off stops between Mt Somers and Ashburton

Return trip departs from Community House at 2pm

Wednesday (return)

Rakaia Community Centre 9.15am

See pick up / drop off stops between Rakaia and Hinds

Hinds Domain (beside toilets) 10.40am
Hinds (10.55am) – Community House 11.10am
Return trip departs from Community House at 2pm


See your exact fare here.

Please pay the driver in cash and try to have the correct amount.

Additional information

This trial has received funding from the Community Organisation Grants Scheme and is supported by Environment Canterbury. The van is hired from Community House Mid Canterbury.

Download the timetable and travel conditions here.

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