Timaru

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 dunedin@driveschool.co.nz or call 03 242 9191.

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

TIMARU Team

Christine Jones

Christine Jones

Trainer/Assessor

Christine started working for Mainland on a casual basis 5 years ago and has been working permanently with Mainland now since 2018. Her main role is Tutor of the Ara Commercial Transport Heavy Vehicle Course that Mainland deliver for ARA.

Christine started her role of tutor/assessor in 1996 with the YMCA in Timaru and still enjoys working in the industry very much.

She grew up driving all sorts of vehicles for her Dad who was a contractor, and has used her HV licence and experience to drive overseas as well.

In her spare time she likes to spend time with family and potter about in the garden

Paul Scott

Paul Scott

Trainer/Assessor

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

Trainer/Assessor

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

Admin

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.

Looking to Book a Course?

Visit Us

105 Hayton Road, Wigram,
Christchurch 8042

Call Us

03 338 4242
0800 GET LICENSE

Email Us

admin@driveschool.co.nz