Each course supports Council’s Vision Zero target, that means we will not accept any deaths or serious injuries on our roads. They also align with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Road to Zero strategy.
Roadsafe Rider Motorcycle training
Upcoming dates for 2024
- 4 May - beginner
- 5 May - advanced
- 14 September - beginner
- 15 September - advanced
- 23 November - beginner
- 24 November - advanced
Practical and theory based sessions for motorcycle and scooter riders of all levels. The aim of these sessions is to increase the confidence of riders. In most cases, all riders must have a motorcycle licence and provide their own bike.
The sessions cover:
- bike maintenance
- slow speed manoeuvres.
Ride Forever 2023 Motorcycle training
Half and full day courses held throughout the year
Practical and theory based sessions for motorcycle and scooter riders of all levels. The aim of these sessions is to increase the confidence of riders. In some cases, instructors will have bikes for hire but in most cases, riders will need a licence and their own bike.
Need more information on getting your motorcycle licence?
Check out this Waka Kotahi explainer for the steps involved.
Driver education and licensing
Young Driver Training
One day course held:
- Sunday 3 December
2024 dates to be confirmed.
This full day course aims to promote good driving habits and attitudes. It includes both theory and practical components, for drivers 16-24 years.
The course is designed for young drivers who are about to sit their restricted licenses, or who already have a restricted or full licence. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend. Students must bring their own warranted and registered vehicle.
The session covers:
- emergency braking (off-road)
- reversing (off-road)
- parallel parking
- one on one tuition (on-road)
- tyre and basic car maintenance
- workshops - drink driving, distraction, intersections, speed management and peer pressure.
Location: Advised on registration
Cost: $50 (lunch provided)
Kirikiriroa Marae – three day learner licensing
To express interest in a three day course get in touch via the contact details below.
These courses are three days long and for anyone wanting support in getting their learner licence. The course is free except for the cost to get your learner licence, which is $93.90. Get in contact if this fee is a barrier for you as you may qualify for help with this.
The course covers:
- day one - road safety
- day two - road rules
- day three - sitting your learner licence at VTNZ (transport to and from VTNZ is provided).
Kirikiriroa Marae also offer support with restricted and full licence practice and testing. They have vehicles that can be used for lessons and testing and can also pick you up from home. Get in contact for more information.
Location: Advised on registration
Cost: Free (except for licensing fee of $93.90, lunch provided)
Western Wheel Learner License
2024 dates coming soon.
These courses are 3-4 days long and for anyone wanting support getting their learner licence.
Location: Western Community Centre
Cost: The course is $50 to Western Community centre as well as $93.90 payable to VTNZ for the licence fee itself. Get in contact if this fee is a barrier for you as you may qualify for help with this.
Are you teaching someone to drive or learning to drive yourself?
Last updated 7 December 2022