Norcoach Coaches

The buses on this site are actively tracked. The last registration record search was 4 March 2010.

Northland Truck Services of Dargaville constructed 11 coach chassis between 1984 and 1986. Demac, also located in Dargaville produced the body work on all these coaches.

NTS001 - NTS003

Modified Ford D Chassis NTS001 and NTS002 are Ford D1618 chassis with C50F bodies. NTS003 is a Ford D500 chassis with a C29F body.
NTS001 Star Mini Tours Ltd, Paihia15 Sep 1984LR2068NZMB Ranger body 
Fullers Cruises Northland Ltd, Paihia?15 Sep 1989LR2068  
Bus Travel Ltd, New Lynn?20 Mar 1992LR2068  
P A Fry, Huia?19 Jan 1996LR2068  
Commercial Coach Lines Ltd, New Lynn2117 Jun 1996LR2068  
Commercial Coach Lines Ltd, New Lynn2129 Jul 2000SEABUS 
G R & K L Clark, Morrinsville219 Nov 2009SEABUS  
NTS002 Star Mini Tours Ltd, Paihia2?17 Sep 1984LT5084NZMB Ranger body 
Fullers Cruises Northland Ltd, Paihia?15 Sep 1989LT5084  
Orewa Transport 1986 Ltd, Dairy Flat?28 Feb 1992LT5084  
Explorer Bus Ltd, Auckland?5 Dec 1997LT5084  
The Party Bus Co Ltd, WhenuapaiThe Bullet26 Nov 1999LT5084CWI Ranger B49F body; Reg on hold 06 
A J Lory, Masterton 3 July 07LT5084Unconfirmed 
withdrawn from use 16 July 07   
PBC Travel Ford

Named "The Bullet" and in PBC Travel livery NTS002 with a Ranger body. Photo Mike Butler

NTS003 Northland Truck Services Ltd, Dargaville?20 Jun 1986ME6081  
Allans Motors (Nalla Holdings Ltd), Palmerston North?29 Jul 1985ME6081  
Guthreys Coachlines Ltd, Christchurch?29 Jul 1985ME6081  
Pacific Tourways (1992) Ltd, Christchurch8026 Jun 1992ME6081  
Pacific Tourways (1992) Ltd, Christchurch806 Aug 1992RJ2298 
Bruns Charter Service Ltd, Waipukurau2930 Mar 1994RJ2298 
V M Cummings, Timaru 19 Mar 2009RJ2298Movan? 

Custombuilt CA210A NTS005

A two axle coach. The engine initially fitted was a mid-mounted 210hp Caterpillar operating through an Allison automatic gearbox. The C51F body was by Demac, another Dargaville company. It now has a Conquest front installed some time prior to 2001.

Ritchies 294

NTS005 Rtichies 294 stationed in Christchurch in November 2004 with some work required to enable renewal of CoF. Photo Mike Butler"

Northland Truck Services Ltd, Dargaville?5 Nov 1985MH4654  
Ritchies Transport Holdings Ltd, Timaru29417 Oct 1986MH4654  
Ritchies Transport Holdings Ltd, Timaru29418 July 1997WJ1627Reg on hold 04 

The three axle Norcoaches

Bethlehem Coachlines 27

NTS004 Bethlehem Coachlines 27 Photo Mike Butler"

The other four chassis were built as three axle coaches with mid mounted Detroit Diesel engines. On NTS004 and NTS006 the drive is through the rearmost axle while the other two drive through the foremost of the two rearaxles. All had mid-mounted engines and were bodied by Demac, another Dargaville company. NTS006 has a C49F body and is now engineless at Transbay in Whakatane. The others are believed to be C51F

Nalla Holdings Ltd is the company that operated the Horizons Holidays fleet. It is a John Allan company. John Allan later acquired Madge Motors of Palmerston North and Transbay Coaches of Whakatane.
NTS004 Nalla Holdings Ltd, Palmerston North?4 May 1987ND2472  
A G Brougham Buses Ltd, Pukekohe1515 Jun 1990ND2472  
Edwards Passenger Services Ltd, Tuakau?11 Jul 1995ND2472  
Jamieson Motors(Taranaki) Ltd, Stratford721 Apr 1997ND2472  
Jamieson Motors(Taranaki) Ltd, Stratford71 May 1997JAMO7  
Bethlehem Coach Lines, Tauranga2718 Apr 2002JAMO7Ken Frew Holdings Ltd 
Bethlehem Coach Lines, Tauranga276 May 2002APJ675Ken Frew Holdings Ltd 
Coachlines Hawkes Bay, Hastings?15 June 2010APJ675Robert Stevenson 
NTS006 Nalla Holdings Ltd, Palmerston North?22 Jan 1986MH4723  
Nalla Holdings Ltd, Palmerston North?10 Jun 1987ND8255  
Madge Motors Ltd, Palmerston North?4 Mar 1994ND8255  
Transbay Coaches Ltd, Whakatane7043 Oct 2002ND8255Reg on hold 02 
Transbay Coaches, Whakatane70430 Jun 2004ND8255reg to Madge Motors Ltd, Palmerston North 
NTS008 E C Reesby Ltd, RotoruaR7422 Jan 1986ND2520  
N & S Carter Ltd, Ranui, Auckland?11 Jul 2001ND2520  
NTS009 Nalla Holdings Ltd, Palmerston North?1 Apr 1987ND2453  
Madge Coachlines Ltd, Palmerston North?4 Mar 1994ND2453  
Unique Holiday Tours Ltd, Palmerston North?4 Jul 2005ND2453  
Madge Coachlines Ltd, Palmerston North?15 Oct 2008ND2453  


Last updated 8 March 2010

Sean Millar "From Moa to Olymbus" 2003 was the initial source of data.