Company History


Nimon and Sons Passenger Transport Company was established in 1905, taking over a business established in 1874, and is still owned today by the Nimon family. Bill Nimon is the fourth generation to own and run the company following his father John and his father Joe.

Originating from Havelock North, Nimon and Sons Ltd is now based in Whakatu, Hawke’s Bay where its main office, depot, and workshop facilities are located. There are additional depots in Napier and Taupo that operate school buses and luxury coaches. The Company operates a fleet of around 100 vehicles in a variety of capacities.

The Company is believed to be the oldest established passenger service operation under continuous private ownership in New Zealand.

The track record of Nimon and Sons over the last 100 years is well known and documented and continues to be a very community oriented company, sponsoring sports teams such as the Hawke’s Bay Magpies and supporting many Schools and Charity events around the area.





1909 Horse Bus


Nimons Horse Bus with Hastings Motor Co

1936 Bus Fleet

1937 Bus Fleet

Nimon bus on the Havelock North Bridge 1933

1935 Morris Chassis

1951 Morris Commercial 32 seater

1952 Morris Commercial

1961 Seddon

1951 Morris Commercial 32 seater

1956 Seddon

1965 Commercial Bus

1981 Tui Bus



#66, 2014 Volvo 65 seater

#1, 2010 Volvo, 57 seats

#8 (gold 2007 Hino with 38 seats) and #67 (White 2012 Volvo with 61 seats)


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For a free, no obligation quote visit Tranzit Coachlines -

Alternatively, give us a call on 06 877 8133

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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