Cen­tre helps get learner li­cences

Youth now road-ready

South Waikato News - - CLASSIFIED - By PET­RICE TAR­RANT

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.

A driv­ing


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.

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