COMPASS COMMUNICATIONS

Compass issue cards under the Kia Ora branding. Their original issues in 2001 comprised a long series of 123 cards for various locations plus some general issues.

For convenience sake we have started this page for subsequent issues. Some of these are amended designs to the 2001 issues often differing with the addition of a trademark "TM" being added after the word "KiaOra" on the faces of the cards.

2002 ROTORUA TAMAKI BROTHERS MAORI VILLAGE TOURISM

KiaOraTamakiBros$5Hongi.jpg (18604 bytes)

$5 Hongi Greeting

KiaoraADTamaki$10.jpg (14745 bytes)

$10 Hot Pools

KiaoraADTamaki$20.jpg (17820 bytes)

$20 Motorcycles

KiaoratamakiBros$20Village.jpg (18248 bytes)

$20 Whare

KiaoraTamaki$50Tattoo.jpg (16307 bytes)

$50 Tattoo

KiaoraTamaki$50Elder.jpg (16343 bytes)

$50 Elder

Note: Advertising cards issued by the Tamaki Brothers who operate a Maori tourism empire from Rotorua. The brothers themselves are pictured on one of the $20 cards with their trademark Harley Davidson motorcycles.

2002 INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE CHRISTCHURCH

KaioraAntHagglund$5.jpg (18207 bytes)

$5 Antarctic Hagglund

KiaoraIAntarctic$10.jpg (16389 bytes)

$10 Antarctic Hagglund

KiaoraIntAntarctic$20.jpg (16779 bytes)

$20 Antarctic Tent

KiaoraIntAntarctic$50.jpg (16153 bytes)

$50 Snow fight

2002 ICONZ GENERAL ISSUE

KiaOra2002ICONZ$5Bungi.jpg (17191 bytes)

$5 Bungy

KiaoraICONZBungy$5new.jpg (16111 bytes)

$5 Bungy Jump

KiaOra2002ICONZ$10Ferntree.jpg (19161 bytes)

$10 Fern Bush

KiaOra2002ICONZ$20Tree.jpg (15850 bytes)

$20 One Tree Hill

KiaOra2002ICONZ$30Poi.jpg (17433 bytes)

$30 Poi Dance

iconz5001.jpg (17771 bytes)

$50 Maori Carving

KiaoraICONZ$50Carvingtm.jpg (15828 bytes)

$50 Maori Carving

Kiaora$50ICONZCarving04.jpg (15950 bytes)

$50 Maori Carving

Note: these cards differ from their 2001 equivalents mainly by having a "TM" trade mark sign added after the word "Kiaora" or by the ICONZ Logo moving.

2002 AUCKLAND GENERAL ISSUES

KiaOra2002AK$5Onetree.jpg (16325 bytes)

$5 One Tree Hill

KiaoraAuckland$5OnetreeHillc.jpg (15832 bytes)

$5 One Tree Hill

KiaoraAKlunch$5www.jpg (18411 bytes)

$5 Lunch

KiaOra2002AK$10Museum.jpg (17435 bytes)

$10 Museum

KiaoraAKTM$10Yacht.jpg (15561 bytes)

$10 Yachting

KiaoraAuckYachtammend2$10.jpg (16832 bytes)

$10 Yachting amended

 

 

KiaoraAucklandww$20.jpg (14835 bytes)

$20 By Night  www.text

KiaoraAK$20b.jpg (14659 bytes)

$20 Beach www.text

ak5001.jpg (18014 bytes)

$50 Waterfront

KiaoraAuck$50tmnew.jpg (18501 bytes)

$50 Waterfront amended

Kiaora$50AK3a.jpg (18249 bytes)

$50 Waterfront amended (b)

Note: Some of the above designs differ slightly from the 2001 by  having TM added to the front of the card after the word "Kia Ora" while in other cards some text has been moved or is now printed in a different colour. The $5 Lunch card has an amended Auckland logo. These cards also have the text "www.aucklandnz.com" under the logo wheras the previous set had the inscription "City of Sails".

2002 CANTERBURY GENERAL ISSUES

KiaOra2002Canty$5Whale.jpg (14840 bytes)

$5 Whale Watching

KiaoraChch$10artscentTM.jpg (16799 bytes)

$10 Arts Centre

KiaoraChch$10walkTM.jpg (14777 bytes)

$10 Scenic walks

KiaOra2002Canty$20Hills.jpg (15422 bytes)

$20 Mountain biking

KiaoraTMCanty$20Punt.jpg (16771 bytes)

$20 Punting

KiaoraChch$50.jpg (16365 bytes)

$50 Cathedral Square

KiaoraChch$50new.jpg (16108 bytes)

$50 Cathedral Square

2002 BAY OF ISLANDS GENERAL ISSUE

KiaoraBofislands$5Golf.jpg (13843 bytes)

$5 Golfing

KiaoraBofislands$5newwhitetext.jpg (17297 bytes)

$5 Harbour scene

KiaoraBofislands$5Fallsnotext.jpg (17029 bytes)

$5 Waterfalls

KiaOraBofI$10newBeach.jpg (14915 bytes)

$10 Beach

KiaoraBayifIs$10newsb.jpg (14842 bytes)

$10 Aerial view

KiaoraIslabnds$20dolphin03.jpg (14686 bytes)

$20 Dolphins

Note: The above cards include 2 entirely new designs and 4 with altered lettering.

2002 BAY OF PLENTY GENERAL ISSUE

KiaOra2002BOP$5Lake.jpg (18028 bytes)

$5 Lake

KiaoraBOP2002$10.jpg (17527 bytes)

$10 Mount Maunganui

kiaorabop$10.jpg (16297 bytes)

$10 Sunset

KiaoraBoPO$30tm.jpg (16591 bytes)

$30 Mount Across Bay

bop5001.jpg (14344 bytes)

$50 Night Seascape

KiaoraBOP$50tm.jpg (14871 bytes)

$50 Night Seascape

2003 COROMANDEL GENERAL ISSUE

KaioraCoromandel$10new.jpg (16270 bytes)

$10 Cathedral Cove

KiaoraCoromandel$20Kaynew.jpg (16989 bytes)

$20 Kayaking

Note: These are amended designs with text in different positions from the original designs.

2003 HAWKES BAY GENERAL ISSUE

KiaoraNapierDeco$20b.jpg (16707 bytes)

$20 Art Deco

Altered wording layout

2003 LAKE TAUPO GENERAL ISSUE

KiaoraTaupo$10new.jpg (13211 bytes)

$10 Taupo sunset

Altered word colouring

2003 MARLBOROUGH GENERAL ISSUE

KiaoraMarl$10soundsnew.jpg (16265 bytes)

$10 Marlborough Sounds

KiaoraMarlbSounds$2003.jpg (18102 bytes)

$20 The Sounds

Note: The above cards have an altered wording layout.

2003 NELSON GENERAL ISSUE

KiaNelsonRainbowb$10.jpg (16337 bytes)

$10 Rainbow Ski Area

KiaoraTMNelson$30.jpg (14491 bytes)

$30 Golden Bay

Note: The above cards differ from the original design by having the small TM trade mark sign added or deleted.

2002 NORTHLAND GENERAL ISSUE

KiaOra2002NorthlandB$5.jpg (15651 bytes)

$5 Beach scene

KiaoraNorthland$10Quaynew.jpg (16365 bytes)

$10 Quayside

KiaoraNorthland$30ab.jpg (15154 bytes)

$30 Northland beach

North5001.jpg (17498 bytes)

$50 Craft shop

Note: the $5 card differs from the 2001 issue by having a TM added to its design. the $10 card has the word Waterfront changed to Quayside while the $30 card has extra text in the middle. The $50 card is a new value.

2002 RIVER REGION GENERAL ISSUE

KiaoraRiverregionRaft$5.jpg (16952 bytes)

$5 White Water Rafting

KiaoraRiver$10Spoonbills.jpg (16493 bytes)

$10 Royal Spoonbills

Note: The $5 card is a new design added to the original series while the $10 value has the descriptive text at the top of the design corrected from the previous "Terns" description to the correct "Royal Spoonbills".

2003 ROTORUA GENERAL ISSUE

KiaoraRotorua$20Maori03.jpg (16439 bytes)

$20 Maori boys

Note: The above card has an altered layout.

2003 TARANAKI GENERAL ISSUE

KiaOraTaranaki$5Mtnew.jpg (17507 bytes)

$5 Mt Taranaki

The above card is an ammended design to a similar one previously issued with wording located in different positions

2003 WAIKATO GENERAL ISSUE

KiaoraWaikatoChurch$5new.jpg (16311 bytes)

$5 St.Andrews

KiaoraWaikato$10WaipaDeltanew.jpg (17066 bytes)

$10 Waipa Delta paddleboat

KiaoraWaikato$30crowd04.jpg (17803 bytes)

$30 Rugby Crowd

Note: These cards have amended designs with lettering in different positions to previous cards

2003 WELLINGTON GENERAL ISSUE

KiaWellParl$10b.jpg (16222 bytes)

$10 Parliament at night

Note: this card differs from the original design by the placement of wording.

2002 GO CALL SERIES

CompassGoCall$2.jpg (11205 bytes)

$2 Complimentary Card

CompassGoCall$5.jpg (11527 bytes)

$5 Card

CompassGoCall$10.jpg (10781 bytes)

$10 Card

CompassGoCall$20.jpg (11407 bytes)

$20 Card

CompassGoCall$30.jpg (10861 bytes)

$30 Card

CompassGoCall$50.jpg (11329 bytes)

$50 Card

This series of cards is marketed by Compass as a low cost card. They have low calling rates but this is made up by advertised rates being GST exclusive and the addition of a 25 cents connection fee compared with their Kiaora cards which have no connection fee.

2003 GO CALL SERIES

GoCall$5new.jpg (11367 bytes)

$5 Card

Gocallbrown$10.jpg (11450 bytes)

$10 Card

GoCallbrown$20.jpg (11174 bytes)

$20 Card

Note: The above cards are from the first of a new series replacing the 2002 issue. This 2003 series has white backs while the previous series had red coloured backs. The colouring on the front is also tan rather than the previous orange.

2004 EZI PAY RECHARGEABLE

CompassRechargeGoCall.jpg (10609 bytes)

Go Call Rechargeable

CompassRechargeKiaora.jpg (14477 bytes)

Kiaora Auckland Harbour

CompassRechargeMeihua.jpg (12220 bytes)

Meihua Rechargeable

CompassRechargeWorldPhone.jpg (12930 bytes)

Worldphone Rechargeable

This series of cards is printed on thick plastic. The cards have a magnetic strip on their backs for easy recharging via a electronic terminal. The designs come from the 4 basic brands that Compass Communications operates, namely Go Call, Kiaora, Meihua and Worldphone.

2004 EZI PAY RECHARGEABLE ADITIONAL DESIGNS

CompassEziKiaoraBungy.jpg (15257 bytes)

Kiaora Bungy Jump

CompassKiaoraQt4.jpg (16420 bytes)

Kiaora Queenstown

EzipayJetboat.jpg (15771 bytes)

Kiaora Huka Jetboat

KiaoraEZIGeyser.jpg (13997 bytes)

Kiaora Rotorua Geyser

KiaoraEZIskytower.jpg (12165 bytes)

Kiaora Auckland Skyline

KiaoraEZITePapa.jpg (14156 bytes)

Kiaora Te Papa

KiaoraEziPayWhale.jpg (13070 bytes)Kiaora Kaikoura Whale

KiaoraEZILake.jpg (12545 bytes)

Kiaora Westland lake

kiaoraezi1treehill.jpg (15340 bytes)

Kiaora One Tree Hill

EziPayPacificTalkfish.jpg (12064 bytes)

Pacific Talk fish

It is uncertain how many other designs exist and reports from collectors will be  appreciated.

2004 COMPASS $2 PROMOTIONAL CARDS

Compass$2GoCall.jpg (11438 bytes)

$2 Go Call

Compass$2Worldphone.jpg (12843 bytes)

$2 WorldPhone

Compass$2Kiaora.jpg (17432 bytes)

$2 Kiaora

2005 Easycall

EasycallGlobeMap.jpg (13445 bytes)

Easycall ezipay Globe & map

2005 Overprinted discounts

KiaoraWhaleezipay.jpg (15365 bytes)

Kiaora

WorldphoneezipayFree.jpg (14291 bytes)

Worldphone

Note: the above cards are standard cards with a promotional sticker affixed.


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