Concessions and Benefits for Seniors

Buses

Holders of SuperGold Cards can travel for free on off-peak Citylink and Connector bus services (9am-3pm and after 6.30pm weekdays and all Citylink Saturday services). Passengers aged 65 or over, and without a Super Gold card, qualify for a Senior Citizens fare. Please show the driver your ID.

More information on bus services is available through Taranaki Regional Council:

Parking

Park for free up to 11am, Mondays to Saturdays in all Council paid-parking spaces providing a SuperGold card or an alternative Council parking card is displayed on the dashboard. This does not apply to time-restricted parking spaces, e.g. P30 parks. Contact us for an alternative Council parking card.

If you plan to stay beyond 11am, purchase the extra time as you arrive, our handheld devices will register that you have paid beyond 11am.

Time limits still apply. For example, there is a two hour time limit on Devon Street, this limit still applies to SuperGold cardholders.

Mobility Scooters

Electric mobility scooters are available to use free of charge at Pukekura Park and on the Coastal Walkway between Port Taranaki and Te Rewa Rewa Bridge.

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling NPDC on 06-759 6060 or emailing enquiries@npdc.govt.nz. The service is run by Taranaki Disabilities Centre Trust.  You must show staff that you can drive a scooter and sign a declaration to say you're competent. You will also need personal ID such as a Gold Card. 

Talk art: Govett-Brewster Seniors

Join Govett-Brewster staff for a conversation about our current exhibitions, artworks and programmes. No knowledge of art is needed! Second Friday of the month. Meet at Monica's Eatery 9.30am ready for a 10am start.

Entry to the Gallery is free for New Plymouth District Residents, Friends of the Gallery and under 16-year-olds, with proof of address. Entry for out-of-town visitors is $15 for adults and $10 for Seniors. 

Todd Energy Aquatic Centre

Swimming

Senior (over 60) $4.00 entry
SuperGold card holders $2.80 entry
Senior happy hour $3.00 (happy hour is 2pm - 3pm, during term time, and 6.30pm - 8.15pm Moday to Friday and 5.30pm - 6.45pm weekends and public holidays.)

We also offer discounts on concession cards, aquarobics and fitness centre membership. See the Prices page for more details.

50s forward classes

Low impact exercise for the over fifties. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am–10am.
The last class for the year is 21 December, classes start again on 14 January.

Aqua Jogging

Aqua jogging $3.50, Tuesdays and Thursdays midday to 1pm during term time