Nga Ara Pai

Driving Course - Nga Ara Pai

Nga Ara Pai enables 16-24 year age group to achieve their learner licence, and young drivers who have held their learner licence for the appropriate timeframe to achieve their restricted licence.

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Nga Ara Pai - 10 week driving course

Learner licence enrolment criteria

  • participants aged 16 - 24 years, but not limited to.
  • preference given to families who are high need, receive a benefit, low income or have limited or no support.
  • must be able to commit to 3 classroom sessions

Restricted licence enrolment criteria

  • participants aged 16 - 24 years, but not limited to.
  • preference given to families who are high need, receive a benefit, low income or have limited or no support.
  • must be able to commit to 2-3 classroom sessions.
  • Must be willing to sit your licence in an automatic vehicle.

If selected, Nga Ara Pai offers you

Services for up to 10 weeks and you'll receive:

  • Free road code - both learner and restricted driver licence course
  • Free L plates if required - restricted driver license course only
  • Free driving assessment with professional qualified driving instructor - restricted driver licence course only
  • Free driving practice support (2-3 drives per week) alongside a volunteer mentor - restricted driver licence course only

An automatic vehicle is provided during the lesson for these mentoring sessions at no cost to you - restricted driver licence course only.

The programme requires up to 10 weeks of commitment from you. At the end of the programme, or when the driving instructor says, learner drivers will sit their restricted licence with a testing officer.

Application form

Be a community driver mentor

We coordinate the Nga Ara Pai driver mentor programme. It's a youth driver education programme that targets low income whanau with young families and young drivers 16-24 years of age.

The mentors volunteer up to 2 hours of their time each week and have been essential to the success of students who've passed their restricted licence.

More driver mentors are needed. If you’re over 25 years old, hold a full NZ drivers licence and are interested in becoming a mentor driver or would like more information contact us.