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Palmerston North's driving school

There's nothing better than passing your driving test!

We have over 15 years of professional experience so when you come on board with us you'll be driving around Palmerston North all by yourself before you know it, and with complete comfort and ease! Our driving lessons are designed to guide your way through driving at your own pace, so you can go on to become a driver who's not only confident but competent, and safe, too.

Located in Palmerston North, learn to drive in a relaxed driving school atmosphere with friendly professional driving instructors who are experts in their fields. Our driving school instructors are qualified and experienced so you know you’re in safe hands of accredited NZQA Assessors and members of the NZ Institute of Driving Instructors.

Instruction hours

Monday - Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 12 noon

Office hours

Monday - Friday: 8am – 5pm

A1 offers...

  • Auto and manual vehicles, both with dual controls
  • Driving lessons for all levels from beginners to preparation for Restricted and Full licenses
  • Instruction for conversion of licenses from other countries
  • Assessments for older drivers
  • Assessments for businesses
  • Street Talk – a defensive driving course developed by New Zealand Transport Agency and recently updated by the New Zealand Institute of Driving Instructors

          Contact Information


          A1 Driving School
          Palmerston North

          06 358 6195
          027 280 4944


          Street Talk Defensive Driving
          The next course commences on Monday 29th May.  It runs for 4 sessions, Monday 29th, Wednesday 31st May, Monday 5th and Wednesday 7th June.  

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