Aratuna Freighter’s Update

Mainfreight Connection

Since July 2003, Aratuna Freighters has opened a second ‘rural’ yard based in Hokitika.

Their team of skilled drivers run three stock units, six bulk units and a curtain side bulk truck.

The Hokitika office is run by Rural Manager Bill Millar alongside rural assistant and sales rep, Ngawai Tahi.

Another major milestone in the growth of the company was the securing of the Mainfreight, Dailyfreight and Owens Franchise for the entire West Coast area. This service started with one truck and now has four units painted in Mainfreight colours, crossing the mountains every day to Christchurch and South Westland. Their yard manager, Jamie McGeady, runs the day-to-day logistics team.

Here Monique Havill talks about how important Mainfreight is to the Coast economy.


For a quote on freight, fuel or other services provided by Aratuna Freighters, you can call the company’s toll free number 0800 756 666. If you have a rural enquiry, please call the Hokitika team on 03 756 8012.

Mainfreight Connection