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Defensive Driving Course

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 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 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. 
    (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. ​


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 the driving assessment.


Theory classes – $55.00 per person
Driving Assessment – $60.00 per person
(The total must be paid to Highland Park Community House before commencement of the course)

NOTE: This subsided course is only available to NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents, proof of this may be requested when booking for the course



Email Jenny at Highland Park Community House
Telephone (09) 534 5584​


Terms and conditions:

You must attend all sessions to complete Street Talk. You will need a minimum of a learner licence or an overseas licence to attend Street Talk. It is recommended that learner drivers have had at least 50 hours of driving prior to attending.

You will also need to provide a vehicle for the practical driving assessment and ensure the car has a valid Rego and WOF.


Whilst we will do our best to accommodate, course spaces are strictly limited.