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 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, 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 

Win a Driving Lesson Voucher

One lucky FB Live attendee will win a PCDS driving lesson voucher by simply participating in our Facebook Live discussion on 23 April, 7 pm. Tune in and see you online!

Click on the image above to direct you to the PCDS Facebook Event page.

Have you got questions? Post it during the live streaming on the comment section or send us a private message on Facebook. We also welcome your queries, suggestions and comments before our live chat so we can prepare the right answer and visual aid for the explanation.

NZ Road Code Online Discussion is FB live on 23 April 7 pm

The April Refresher Course is now online!



One lucky FB Live participant to win one-hour driving session or mock test!

Susan Matencio, our PCDS driving instructor & FB live host on 23 April, will discuss tips on how to pass the NZ practical driving test and the relevant road rules broken in critical errors. 

Feel free to share our event page to someone who would benefit from the discussion. Save the date and tune in!

COVID-19: PCDS Services suspended until further notice

We are temporarily suspending all driving school services effective tomorrow following Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement of raising the threat level status to Alert Level 3 requiring all non-essential services to close. This is effective immediately and will resume until further notice.

For the safety of the instructor and student, we are postponing all appointments in possibly three to four weeks. As soon as the situation allows and the health clearances are provided, the team will do their best to accommodate all reschedules.

For now, let us all stay home. Choose to protect the community to protect each other from COVID-19. Kia Kaha.

COVID-19 : Choose to keep the community safe

The Puketapapa Community Driving School has taken measures to keep the services still open until we are at Alert Level 3. Pre-lesson inductions are in place and all lessons with our Senior Driving Instructors and Mentors are on hold.
Let’s do our part to protect each other and the community. Use good hand washing practices and keep the distance as much as possible. 
Stay home & notify the Ministry of Health through 0800 358 5453 if you have flu-like symptoms, been overseas for the last 14 days, or in contact with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19. Keep updated with the latest news at
If you have questions or want to reschedule, email us at

PCDS featured in RNZ

Follow the PCDS story featured in RNZ

Amie Maga, Trust Manager for Migrant Action Trust and Project Manager for Puketapapa Community Driving School, appeals for an additional practice car. Read on one of our featured programme graduates, Islam Khalelo, with PCDS driving instructor, Susan, as they share their experience with PCDS.

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.



PCDS Advisory: PM Jacinda Ardern announced NZ will be on level 3 from 12 noon Wednesday 12 August til Friday 14th August midnight. Kindly practice all level 3 restrictions. We have done this before and we can do this again together.

All driving lessons will be cancelled 12-14 August. PCDS team will advise on rebooking lessons after we get the latest advise. Pls tune in to news and updates. Kia kaha.