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RobClubley Mar 18th 2008 10:52 pm

Cost of driving lessons?
 
Does anyone know how much driving lessons cost?
And can anyone recommend an instructor in the Tawa/North Wellington/Porirua area?

It would make Melanie's life much easier if she could drive to and from school.

There's no way I'm teaching her. Tried that with and ex and it was not a good experience. Not only did she storm out of the car leaving me blocking the middle of some traffic lights at a T-junction, she also drove my nearly new car into a hedge!! :blink:

jueinnz Mar 19th 2008 8:52 am

Re: Cost of driving lessons?
 
I guess no-ones had driving lessons!! I actually said to OH a few weeks ago purhaps we should start a driving schol ourselves and wondered if you had to take a test to be called a instructor or not!
It does say a lot about the state of the nations driving:ohmy:

RobClubley Mar 19th 2008 9:12 am

Re: Cost of driving lessons?
 
http://www.aa.co.nz/about/careers/Dr...s/default.aspx

Browner_ Mar 19th 2008 9:26 am

Re: Cost of driving lessons?
 

Originally Posted by RobClubley (Post 6081220)
Does anyone know how much driving lessons cost?

I dont think anyone HAS driving lessons, I seriously doubt it anyway.

Liz & Co Mar 19th 2008 9:27 am

Re: Cost of driving lessons?
 

Originally Posted by RobClubley (Post 6081220)
Does anyone know how much driving lessons cost?
And can anyone recommend an instructor in the Tawa/North Wellington/Porirua area?

It would make Melanie's life much easier if she could drive to and from school.

There's no way I'm teaching her. Tried that with and ex and it was not a good experience. Not only did she storm out of the car leaving me blocking the middle of some traffic lights at a T-junction, she also drove my nearly new car into a hedge!! :blink:

Our daughter failed her driving test three times in the UK, at a cost of just over 1,000.00 UK Sterling!

After she had been driving on a learners, here in NZ for 6 months, we paid for an hours lesson, costing $50, with an instructor to make sure she was ready to take her restricted license - she passed at the age of 17, along with her 15 year old brother, on the same day.

jueinnz Mar 19th 2008 9:47 am

Re: Cost of driving lessons?
 

Originally Posted by RobClubley (Post 6082989)

mmm interesting......:sneaky: maybe hubby could do it, mmm $50 an hour, I don't think it really adds up though unless you could book up students for 40 hours a week, (which I doubt in this country) would have to be apart time venture.......

Frenchy Mar 19th 2008 10:06 am

Re: Cost of driving lessons?
 
My daughter will only have had 3 lessons in Blenheim ($45 per hour) and she is ready for her restricted (:eek::eek::eek:)
The instructor said that Mum and Dad have done a really good job teaching her:thumbup:
Don't think we would have been so good in UK with sheer volume of UK traffic compared to little old Blenheim!!!:)

lardyl Mar 19th 2008 11:02 am

Re: Cost of driving lessons?
 

Originally Posted by jueinnz (Post 6083107)
mmm interesting......:sneaky: maybe hubby could do it, mmm $50 an hour, I don't think it really adds up though unless you could book up students for 40 hours a week, (which I doubt in this country) would have to be apart time venture.......

many many Kiwi businesses are part-time man/wife operations or radically diversified within the same company - you might find it better to be part-time as with under $43k gross income there would be no need to charge GST and you could undercut a GST registered business by 1/9 and perhaps win market share that way.
AFIK: 98% of Kiwis work in SMEs and there are only 49 or 50 Kiwi-owned businesses with over 100 employees in NZ.
There are plenty of development Councils around that can assist in growing small businesses such as a driving school.
http://www.nzte.govt.nz/section/12558.aspx


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