PCDS is temporarily closed at Alert Lvl 3

As announced 5:30 pm, 14 Aug by the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Auckland will remain on Alert Level 3 until 26 Aug. The rest of NZ is on Alert Level 2. The Migrant Action Trust office is closed, and the office staff will work remotely and contactable through the email address and mobile numbers.

All practical driving sessions are cancelled at Level 3.

All Puketāpapa Community Driving School practical driving sessions are cancelled and will only resume at Level 2 with health and safety protocols in place. Check for VTNZ email notice about your test and rescheduled. Keep checking our website or FB page for the latest PCDS services updates.

We will be back at Level 2. Meanwhile, let’s check on each other.

Check and assist your network and community members on this recent update of new COVID-19 cases. Remain kind and observe social distancing with a mask on if going outside. Help disseminate in your community, friends, and whanau the COVID-19 website and the NZ COVID contact tracer app. If they feel unwell and only have the COVID-19 symptoms to go ahead for testing, bring a mask, a legal proof of identification, and the NHI number. The Wage Subsidy is extended nationwide and if in need of financial support, apply through the COVID-19 website financial support tool

Ask us if you need any of the following support: 

      • Online Transactions support Tutor
      • NZ Road Code tutor in your language
      • Basic computer and gadget support
      • Essential transport support (priority for isolated individuals, elderlies & single parents)
      • Parent Seesaw support tutor
      • COVID-19 facts and updates 

Register through this link CARES Registry to better inform us of what you require.

Be safe, be kind, and be well. Kia kaha.


COVID-19 Updates: Play it Safe at Alert Level 2

Have you booked your lessons yet? Driving sessions will start on 18 May by appointment.

Migrant Action Trust opens its doors to all visitors with Health and SAfety policy in place.  

A table and some chairs will be set up near the main door of MAT. We kindly request everyone to:  

  • Log in at the guest book for contact tracing purposes. For those who have mobile phones, another way to check-in is through https://www.guesthq.co.nz/register by noting Migrant Action Trust as location.  
  • Wash hands with soap or sanitise your hand regularly for at least 20 seconds and dry thoroughly.
  • Do not touch your face. Even while wearing a mask, sneeze/cough into the crook of your elbow.
  • Do not share food and drink. Do not handshake/hug.
  • Stay at home if having a cold/flu symptoms.  

Travel & Transport During Alert Level 3

As we move to Alert Level 3 on Tuesday, the driver licensing and our community driving school will remain close. Our movements for the coming two weeks will be crucial in determining our readiness for regular operations in Alert Level 2. Continue to choose the community. Keep the travel local and maintain safe and practice frequent and correct hand washing. For more information, check out this link from the Ministry of Transport.

There are translated advisories available in the official COVID-19 government website.

COVID-19: PCDS Services on Alert Level 3

COVID-19: PCDS on Alert Level 3

20 April, Monday – the government announced that New Zealand is moving to Alert Level 3 on 27 April 11:59 pm. What does it mean to our Puketapapa Community Driving School services? According to business.govt.nz, driver licensing will not happen until Alert Level 2.  Thus, the team will still be working remotely and continue on creating opportunities to provide alternatives for our learners ie access our monthly NZ road code refresher and practical driving test tips, and Migrant Action Trust’s job support programme. Click on the images to register. Until Alert Level 2, see you all online. 

#stayhomesavelives #driveforessentials #choosecommunity 

COVID-19 Advisory


Driving lessons for healthy learner drivers with healthy instructors and mentors at Puketapapa Community Driving School (PCDS) will continue with the following protocols and extra precautions in place:

  1. A day before the driving lesson, all learners will be interviewed by PCDS staff about travel history, if they have any symptoms and close contact with other people who have symptoms and have travelled from a high-risk region. Learners will be advised NOT TO BOOK lessons if unwell. 
  2. All learners and instructors must wash their hands before getting into the car. 
  3. All learners must disinfect the car key and direct contact points: steering wheel, gear stick, indicators, door handles, window and mirror buttons, fuel caps and bonnet catches before and after each lesson.    
  4. A window will be kept open for ventilation during driving lessons.   
  5. Ensure proper disposal of wipes, tissues and other cleaning materials at the end of each session.  
  6. When refuelling, use disposable gloves. 

If a learner driver shows symptoms during training i.e. fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, notify the Ministry of Health through 0800 358 5453 and arrange for a coronavirus test as soon as possible, and self-isolate for 14 days.