Katie Nimon, general manager of her family’s 116-year-old bus transport business, announced Wednesday that Nimons has lost its bid to continue providing Hawke’s Bay school bus service, starting with the 2022 school year.
“We’ve been taking Hawke’s Bay kids to school for over a century – it’s hard to think that we won’t be part of that future past the end of this year,” she said.
And with the international tourism business still in limbo, the future of the company is uncertain.
Whatever the Education Ministry thinks, without any doubt generations of Hawke’s Bay locals think fondly of the Nimon company and family … and their first-class commitment to our community.
The successful tenderer for the Hastings, Havelock North, and Napier clusters, is listed as Tranzit, a Wairarapa-based bus company. Both Nimons and Tranzit are family businesses, where Go Bus, who has retained Central Hawke’s Bay and Wairoa, is internationally owned.