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Horizons Bee Card – Bus Service

You can use buses for free within Palmerston North city, and to travel to and from the campus, by using a Bee Card. (This service is partially funded by Massey University parking revenue and the Horizons Regional District Council.)

Get a card

Your first Bee Card is free, get yours from Campus Operations (Security and Traffic office), located on the corner of Colombo Road and University Avenue. You must have a confirmation of enrolment and be studying on the Manawatū campus to be eligible for the Massey concession, this includes distance learning students who have contact workshops on the Manawatū campus.

Register your card

Cards need to be registered to receive your free bus concession, enable online top up, and to protect your balance if you lose your card. Registration is quick and can be easily completed online on the Bee Card website. If you need assistance, phone 0508 800 800 or email Horizons at

Confirm your card

Once you have registered your card you need to confirm it in the student portal. To confirm your card:

  1. Log in to the student portal.
  2. Click the Horizon Bee Card - Manawatu link in the Massey information section.
  3. Enter your card number into the Bee Card Number (9 Digits) box.
  4. Read the Privacy Disclosure statement on the page regarding information shared between us and Horizons.
  5. Click Submit.

Once your card has confirmed correctly in student portal the confirmed Bee Card number will be displayed in the Massey information section.

If you're having issues with confirming your Bee Card, please contact us.

How to tell if your student concession has been applied

Once you have registered your card with Horizons and then have confirmed your card in the student portal, you can click on the Manage Card link within the Bee Card website. If the student concession has been applied, next to Concession it will show as Massey Student HRC. If it has not yet applied, it will still show as Adult. It will typically take two business days for the concession to load once you have registered your card with Horizons and confirmed in the student portal.

Use your card

Once you have registered with Horizons and confirmed your card in the student portal, it will take up to two working days to activate your free Massey concession. You will then be able to tag on and off the bus. Please note, if you use your Bee Card before your concession is loaded, it will charge your card.

Travelling outside of Palmerston North?

To travel outside of the Palmerston North Urban area with your Bee Card, you will need to add money to your Bee Card. The easiest way to top up is online on the Bee Card website. You can also top up at the Horizons office (Palmerston North and Whanganui only) or on the bus.

Lost your card?

If you lose your card, a replacement card can be issued. It will cost $5.00 and can be purchased online on the Bee Card website or in person through Horizons. You will need to repeat the two-step registration and confirmation process to ensure your free Massey concession is applied to the new card.

How to look after your card

Please don't bend or attach your card to anything that could cause it damage, including punching holes in it to attach to lanyards.

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