Centre helps get learner licences
Youth now road-ready
It was another successful school holidays for the Putaruru Youth Centre which helped young men and women gain learner licences.
The service is one of many the centre runs to aid the town’s youth in moving forward.
Chairman Pam Carter said they have been running the courses for about five years, holding it roughly once every school holidays.
is brought in for two days to help teach the student’s the road code. They are then unofficially tested and, if deemed ready, taken in to sit their learners licence in Tokoroa.
Carter said the service aids families that would otherwise struggle to find the time to make the trip during work hours.
Cayeden Wickliffe, 18, said he was stoked to get his licence.
His brother gained his through the centre six months ago.
Moving forward: Cayeden Wickliffe, 18, and Javahn Amapiu, 16, are two of many who have gained learner licences through the Putaruru Youth Centre.