Wintec bus subsidy — save 50% on bus travel
From 2 August 2021, all Wintec students and staff with a current Bee Card can get a 50% discount on BUSIT bus fares, making fares as low as $1 for a one-way fare across Hamilton city, and from $1.50 - $2.50 across the Waikato region. The discount applies to Bee Card fares in Hamilton and across the Waikato region at all times of the day and week.
The 50% Wintec discount also applies to capped fares for Bee Card users, making unlimited travel possible from Monday – Sunday for less. For example, Wintec students and staff using a Bee Card can have their fares capped from just $9 per week for unlimited travel across Hamilton. Once the cap is reached, all further travel will be free.
How do I get the Wintec 50% discount?
Get a Bee Card – they cost $5 either online, via 0800 205 305, from the retailers listed here or from the BUSIT counter inside the Transport Centre on the corner of Bryce and Anglesea Street in Hamilton.
If you already have an existing registered Bee Card, you can go straight to step 3.
Verify you are a Wintec student or a Wintec staff member by registering your Bee Card number with Wintec to activate your discount. (Note: There are separate forms for staff and students, so ensure you choose the link that relates to you). Your subsidy should be activated within three working days. You can log in to your Bee Card account to check your discount is activated.
Remember to tag on and tag off the bus with your Bee Card to get the lowest fare available to you (including capped fares).
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Frequently asked questions
Where does the bus stop at Wintec?
To travel to the Wintec City campus, get off the bus at Hamilton Transport Centre. Wintec City campus is a few minutes walk South on the corner of Ward and Anglesea Street. There are two bus routes that stop within a short walking distance to the Rotokauri campus. Please check out the BUSIT website for more information.
1. The Orbiter route does a clockwise and anti-clockwise circle of the city and has a bus stop in Foreman Road.
2. The Nawton route (9) goes from and to the Hamilton Transport Centre and has a stop in Foreman Road.
What support is there for passengers with disabilities?
While there will be some people with a disability who are unable to use conventional scheduled public transport, a growing proportion of the BUSIT urban bus fleet have super-low floors which are more accessible. BUSIT also supports Total Mobility, a door to door national transport scheme.
Can I use cash on BUSIT buses and get the discount?
You need a Bee Card to get the discount, but you can use cash for fares on BUSIT buses.
I am under 18; should I be on a youth or Wintec concession? What’s the best deal?
Register your Bee Card with your birthdate as normal. Register it as a Wintec student or a Wintec staff member for the Wintec Bee Card concession to get the cheapest fare.
With a diverse group of students, staff and visitors visiting our Hamilton campuses daily, parking at Wintec is in demand. You need a student parking permit to park your car at either the Hamilton City or Rotokauri campus. Motorbike and scooter parking
is free, and a parking permit is not required, but you must use the designated motorbike and scooter parking spaces.
Parking permits and charges
A student parking permit allows you to 'hunt' for a park in the student parking areas, but it does not guarantee you a car park. A student's permit is valid until their course finishes, and there is no need to get a new one each year.
When using the student car parks, a Wintec parking permit must be displayed, and an electronic ticket must be purchased. Free student parking permits can be collected from the Student Enrolment and Information Centre at the City or Rotokauri campuses. Electronic tickets can be purchased via the machines around campus or on the Parki App. The parking machines will print a receipt for each transaction, but these do not need to be displayed on your vehicle.
Parking costs 0.50c per hour, capped at $4.00 per day, during business hours (8.00am and 4.30pm weekdays) and is free outside these times.
All mobility park users on the city campus must display a Wintec mobility permit. To apply for a mobility permit, please contact Student Accessibility Services -Manaaki Tauira Ake.
How to apply for a student parking permit
Follow the instructions below and fill out the Student Parking Form to get your permit. You can also visit the Student Enrolment and Information Centre at both of our campuses to get this sorted.
Where to park
Student parking is available in any non-reserved parking space accessible from Gate 3 and off Ward, Nisbet and Collingwood streets only. Parking outside C Block, D Block (via Gate 2), and the Wintec car park building are for staff only during business
Scooters and motorbikes
Limited to outside Wintec Apartments via Gate 3 off Tristram Street and beside E Block through Gate 2 off Tristram Street (identified with MC on the ground).
Bicycle racks can be found all around the campus, including beside the C Block Staff car park, outside Wintec apartments and on the east side of the Gallagher Hub.
There is also a secure bike cage on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park on Nisbet Street for staff and student use. Access is 24/7 on a semester by semester basis via ID card - please visit the Security office with your ID card to set this up. Wintec reserves the right to dispose of any abandoned bicycles. Please help us keep your bicycle secure by locking it and ensuring the gate is closed.
Alternative off-site parking
96 Tristram St (Behind BP) – 31 Car parks available – this is for both staff and students but can only be used by those paying via the Parki-App electronic ticketing.
Wintec has an agreement with Wilson Parking on Alexandra Street for discounted parking. To receive the discounted rate of $4.00 per day, take your parking ticket to a validator unit located beside the Student help desk in the Hub or X Block, School of Media Arts.
Check out the Hamilton City Council parking page for other parking options in the city centre.
City Campus Parking Map
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Student (and staff) parking is available throughout the Rotokauri campus and must be paid for with an electronic ticket as described above. These parks are sign-posted and indicated on the map below. Parking for bikes, scooters and motorcycles is available at no charge but these vehicles must be in their designated areas.
You can also park for free on Gilchrist Street and Akoranga Road – these are public roads managed by Hamilton City Council and parking will be enforced as per road markings, signs and bylaws.
Note: Car Park 3 off Gilchrist St is for visitors only and sign-posted accordingly. Students (and staff) are not permitted to park here and it is monitored by enforcement.
Scooters and motorbikes
Outside the Fleet Compound/Car Park 1 for staff and students, and behind Q Block.
Bicycle racks are located outside the Security Office and by L and Q blocks.
Rotokauri Campus Parking Map
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Hamilton Gardens Campus
Permits are not currently required at the Hamilton Gardens Campus although Wintec reserves the right to change this. View car park location here.
Parking rules and protocol
The rules for student parking and the procedure for obtaining a parking permit are outlined in the Wintec Parking Management Policy. Please read the rules to avoid being fined, having your vehicle towed away or clamped at your expense.
Students can not park in areas marked ‘reserved', ‘courier’, ‘disability’, ‘Kaumātua’, ‘doctor’, ‘loading zone’, or any other reserved space. Students also can not park in areas marked ‘visitor' during business hours.
Please drive carefully and with consideration for others when parking. The speed limit is 20km/h at all times. Be on the lookout for pedestrians and keep noise levels (eg stereos, motors) to a minimum to avoid disturbing other students, staff and residents.
Frequently asked questions
Can I get a permit for a second car?
Yes, some students may require an additional permit for a second vehicle. Apply following the same process, however, please note you can only park one of these vehicles on the campus at any one time.
What do I do if I lose my permit?
See the Enrolment team for a replacement permit.
What public transport options are there to get to the Rotokauri Campus?
There are two bus routes that stop by the Rotokauri campus. Please check out the BUSIT website for more information.
1. The Orbiter route does a clockwise and anti-clockwise circle of the city and has a bus stop in Foreman road.
2. The Nawton route (9) goes from and to the city transport centre and has a stop in Foreman road.
Are electronic tickets transferable between the Rotokauri and City campuses?
Yes, as long as the electronic ticket is still valid and you have a student parking permit.
By applying for a student parking permit, the driver agrees to abide by the Wintec parking policy and accepts that driver’s park at their own risk. Wintec accepts no responsibility for fire, theft, damage, or loss to vehicles or their contents.
The rules for student parking are outlined in the Wintec Parking Policy and Procedures. Please read the rules above to avoid being fined, having your vehicle towed away or clamped at your expense.
Security staff are available at the City Campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and Rotokauri Campus, from 6am to 10pm Monday to Friday. Security Patrols take place through the night, weekends and public holidays. The contact details below may be used to contact security in an emergency.
Security can help with:
- unusual and suspicious behaviour,
- hazards around campuses,
- lost property,
- problems with students or staff,
- Enrolment services manage staff ID cards and student cards,
- escorting you to your vehicle in the evening,
- if you need help and are not sure who to ask, we'll point you in the right direction.
In emergencies, call 111 immediately.
Once emergency services have been notified, please contact Wintec Security on the campus contact numbers below. Emergency telephones are mounted in two locations on the City Campus:
- On the steps between A and B Blocks
- Level 1 entrance to the multi-storey car park on Nisbet Street
City Campus Security: 0800 852 900 or ext. 9000 (24 hours a day)
Rotokauri Campus Security: 027 477 9985 or ext. 4041 (6am-10pm, Monday-Friday)