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Defensive Driving

NZTA Defensive Driving Courses (Street Talk) at Highland Park Community House are run in partnership on a monthly basis between the Howick and Pakuranga Community Houses Inc Society (HPCH) and Ray Clark Driving School.
Ray Clark is an experienced NZTA approved Driving Instructor and a Street Talk Facilitator for East Auckland and Waiheke Island.

Our Defensive Driving Courses are subsidised by Howick and Pakuranga Community Houses Inc Society and supported by the Howick Local Board and Auckland Council to provide quality, affordable Defensive Driving courses to members of the community to encourage all drivers, to drive safely and stay safe on our roads.

Street Talk 2022

What is Street Talk?

Street talk at Highland Park, is an approved NZTA Defensive Driving Course. Street talk will teach you how to recognise hazards on the roads and how to avoid dangerous situations that may lead to accidents. It is an intensive and interactive course designed for all age groups who hold a drivers licence.

  • The course is designed to reduce your restricted licence period by 6 months for under 25 drivers and 3 months for those over 25. Street Talk has been revised to include skills that will help both the Learner and Restricted Licence driver, to pass the new Driving Tests.
    Any licence holder can do this course.
    (PLEASE NOTE: you must at least have a Learners Licence to do this course)
  • If you have a suspended Drivers Licence and are required to undertake a Defensive Driving Course, then this course is suitable for you.
    (PLEASE NOTE: If you require a letter of Defensive Driving Course Conformation for the courts or your lawyer, you must book and pay for this course before a letter can be provided.)
  • If you are looking for a refresher course to update your driving skills or,  you are a Senior Citizen in need of updating your driver confidence, this course would be perfect. 

What's Involved?

The course comprises of;
- 4 x two hour theory sessions in the class room at Highland Park Community House
- 1 x one-on-one practical on-road driving assessment.
To complete the course and receive your Defensive Driving certificate including the time reduction off your licence, you must complete all 4 theory sessions and a 40 minute driving assessment.


September 2022

When:  September 5, 7, 12 and 14
Where: Highland Park Community House
Parkview Room, 47 Aviemore Road, Highland Park, Auckland 
Monday and Wednesday 
Cost: $150.00
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Click here for full course information on our September course at Highland Park Community House 

$150.00 per person includes Theory and Driving Assessment
(Must be paid to Highland Park Community House a week before course commencement)
NOTE: This subsided course is only available to NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents, proof of this maybe requested when booking for the course

Book your course now

To book your place in our September 2022 course
Telephone Jennie (09) 534 5584
Highland Park Community House 
Should you wish to speak with the instructor before booking this course
Contact Ray Clark 027 532 8265 or

To be eligible for enrolment in our subsidised classes, all students at the time of enrolment must be either a Permanent Resident of New Zealand or a New Zealand Citizen. Proof of eligibility will be required.
The course fee is required to be paid a week before class is due to commence.

Our subsided Defensive Driving courses have a minimum number required to run. If that number is not obtained the course will be cancelled. If this happens we will inform you immediately and refund all course fees paid.
If you have made a course fee payment and withdraw 3 days before the class is due to start, we will refund your course fee less a $40.00 administration charge.
Students who do not advise us either in person, by telephone or email they will be withdrawing from the course, will not be entitled to a course fee refund.

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Contact Us

Highland Park
47 Aviemore Drive, Highland Park, Auckland 2010
Tel. 09 534 5584

Anchorage Park
16 Swan Crescent, Pakuranga, Auckland 2010
Tel. 09 576 5381