Driver Licence Grant

Kia Haere Tuu translates to “Be Alert” and derives from a well-known kiwaha of Princess Te Puea – “kia maaori ai te haere atu, kia maaori ai te hokinga mai” which refers to ensuring that our people who travel, return home safely.

The Driver Licence Grant is a collaborative initiative supported by Waikato-Tainui, Te Puni Kokiri, Mercury Energy and New Zealand Transport Agency.

 The Grant offers registered Waikato-Tainui tribal members a 50% discount off the FULL cost of a Class 1 Car learners, restricted or full licence.  It also offers at least a 60% discount off the cost to attend a Street Talk Defensive Driving Course (normally $180-$215).

 Driver licence fees were identified as a major barrier preventing tribal members applying for a licence and or delaying them moving to the next licence stage.  A significant proportion of fatal crashes involved learner or inexperienced drivers.  The standards for driver licence testing in New Zealand have also increased, and as such, driver testing now involves a range of driver safety and practical driving skills hence the development of Kia Haere Tuu.

 Give us a call on 0800 TAINUI (824 684) or email drive@tainui.co.nz