Role: School Bus Driver

Location: Hamilton

“I started working for Go Bus in 2013.  I hadn’t worked for a long time as I had been busy with six children.  I was surprised to get the job. I began driving as a Special Needs driver in a car with just one student, then moved on to a transit van, transporting five students to school. When I needed more hours, I was able to get my class 2 licence and begin driving school buses.  I always wanted to do that! I also then began driving weekends and school holidays for Hamilton Urban."

"Four years ago, I began driving a Huntly Regional Assist run to and from Hamilton daily. When the run increased in size, I was given the opportunity to get my class 4 licence and begin driving a double decker bus. I was very happy about that!

I have enjoyed getting to know the passengers and seeing the students growing up. I have found Go Bus to be encouraging and supportive which has helped me to grow in confidence. Go Bus is a good place to work and best of all I get to drive for work!”


Role: School Bus Driver

Location: Invercargill

Shelley joined Go Bus around ten months ago in our Invercargill depot as a school bus driver, and also helps out with charters and urban as required. 

“I’ve always been very career-oriented and started driving buses 23 years ago”.

Prior to joining Go Bus, Shelley was a tour coach driver, which saw her driving all over New Zealand. However, she says that now she has found her perfect fit coming to Go Bus and Invercargill. 

When asked what her favourite part about the job is, Shelley states: “I love all of the Go Bus crew here from drivers to management. Everyone is so passionate about their jobs, and work is fairly allocated. I’m really happy here”.

Shelley is pictured here with her Operations Supervisor Thomas Maere who comments: “Shelley is always very helpful and willing to assist with anything, plus we receive many compliments from our customers about her”.


Role: Operations Supervisor

Location: Queenstown

“My name is Ramona, I am originally from Romania, and I came to New Zealand in 2011 together with my husband Nick and our two children. We came as tourists and never went back. Queenstown is now home.

I joined the Go Bus family in 2015 as a part time school bus driver and a year later I also became a driver as well as workshop supervisor. Early in 2021 I was promoted to Operations Supervisor in Queenstown Depot.

During my time I have met lots of interesting people from supervisors, managers and bus drivers.

I really enjoy giving great service to our Go Bus customers and the schools in the Wakatipu basin. Looking forward to the challenges for next year with the new contract”.


Role: School Bus Driver

Location: Kaiapoi

Warren started with Go Bus in 2011 after retiring from his job as a Swing Lift Operator.  His retirement lasted 3 days. He decided he needed something to do and driving a bus for schools seemed like a good option.

“When Sari rang to check that I was all good to start on the Monday I was sitting in a mall in Australia, so I had to say that it would have to be in one weeks’ time”. 

Warren has been driving large vehicles all of his life and has done a lot of long haul driving both in NZ and Australia. Since then Warren has been a fantastic schools and charter driver and he covers a lot of our away work. 

“I enjoy the role as it has a lot of flexibility in the hours and because of the charter work I also do, I get to meet a variety of people.  Collecting the kids on a daily basis is a great way, if not a noisy way, to start the day.  I can’t see myself leaving anytime soon.”

Warren is pictured here with his Kaiapoi Depot Manager Sari Fisk.