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Mainland Driving School Timaru

Mainland Driving School’s Timaru branch as been in operation since July 2021 after ProDriver closed their doors after 17 years.

We have been fortunate to have kept on ProDriver’s Pam Burbery as the Office Administrator, whilst also building a great team of local trainers – see below to meet our Timaru team.

We have our own Class 2 and 4 trucks and a forklift on site. 

Areas Covered

The Timaru branch of Mainland Driving School is based at 22 Sheffield Road in Washdyke (the same premises that ProDriver operated from).

Our Timaru-based team can also run courses at your own workplace, covering anywhere mid- to South Canterbury, including the Mackenzie country, and as far south as North Otago.

For the rest of Otago and the lower South Island, our Dunedin branch can help, please email [email protected] or call 03 242 9191.

For the Christchurch, north Canterbury and West Coast, please contact our Christchurch branch


Paul Scott

Paul Scott


has spent the last 20+ years in earthmoving, operating diggers, graders, truck & trailers. Other work has included Forklift driving, interstate & road train driving and also working in the mining industry in Australia.  In his spare time, Paul enjoys riding trail and road bikes, four-wheel driving, boating and drinking non-craft beers.

Bob Brighton

Bob Brighton


has spent the last 25 years in the training sector, mainly engineering and Forklift operator training. He was a heavy diesel mechanic and workshop manager in the Scottish Forest Industry.  In his spare-time he enjoys fly fishing and time with his grandchildren.

Pam Burbery

Pam Burbery


is the administrator in Timaru and although has been with Mainland for a short time, she has been in the education/training sector for 15 years.  She enjoys time with her family and friends and the outdoors.

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