Bay of Plenty

Lightwire is available on campus at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic at both the Winderemere Campus and Bongard Center in Tauranga. Pre-paid top-up cards can be purchased at:

  • Kahurangi Student Services website
    • Ground floor A-block adjacent to Cafe X on Windermere Campus or at the Bongard Center ground floor


Lightwire is available on campus at the University of Waikato and around town in the CBD. A number of apartment buildings now offer Lightwire as well. You can purchase top-up cards at the following locations:

  • Wintec Student Village 
    • The Wintec Student Village office stocks Lightwire topup cards.
  • Campus Pharmacy 
    • The Campus Pharmacy is situated in the Student Union Building down by the lakes
  • Hamilton iSite website
    • The iSite in Garden Place sells a limited range of top-up vouchers
  • Waikato Student Union website
    • The WSU is located at the Student Union Building (SUB) which is situated next to the Village Green/Banks and also in close proximity to the Bus stop.
  • Waikato Print website
    • Waikato Print have two outlets - Waikato Print in the School of Education and Waikato Print in the Student Union Building.
  • Momento Espresso website
    • Momento Espresso has two cafes on campus. Visit them at the lakes or up at management.
  • Unimart 
    • Unimart is located by the bus stops at gate 1.
  • Bennetts Bookstore website
    • Bennetts Bookstore is situated between the main library and L-block