Who are Nelson City Taxis?

  • Sarah Edgley

Nelson City Taxis servicing the Nelson area


The Nelson City Taxi Society was established in 1962, and has matured into Nelson's largest taxi fleet with some 42 sedans, vans and dedicated Total Mobility vehicles offering the most comprehensive range of transport services and facilities available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All vehicles have security cameras for the safety of drivers and the passengers.


The Society includes a membership of 28 shareholders and 5 Directors, employing approximately 30 extra drivers and staff.

The Nelson City Taxi Society is a member of the New Zealand Taxi Federation and the only affiliated Approved Taxi Organisation (ATO) in the Nelson region.

The responsibilities of an ATO assure safe, professional service, and effective procedures for managing, and rectifying any situation that does not meet the standards of service required. The Society plays an active role in the promotion of what the NZ Taxi Federation stands for, with a member currently on the Board of the NZTF as Small Centre Representative.

The Nelson City Taxi Society also participates in the promotion of Nelson as a ‘destination’ through membership, Nelson Tasman Tourism, Nelson Chamber of Commerce and Nelson Convention Bureau.

Our Customers

Our ledger includes numerous customers requiring time critical services and deliveries including Nelson Marlborough Area Health Board and associated laboratories, New Zealand Post, Air NZ, School Support and various courier companies. When required, our ability to retrieve and report on all activity ensures our customers are well informed and satisfied with the personal service offered.

Our Drivers

All Nelson City Taxi drivers are certified in accordance with Land Transport New Zealand requirements and many are NZQA qualified. The Society is a Tranzqual ITO certified Training and Assessment Workplace offering comprehensive NZQA and based training facilities.

Contact us for more information on our services.

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