Kia Haere Tuu translates to “Be Alert” and derives from a well-known kiwaha of Princess Te Puea – “kia maaori ai te haere atu, kia maaori ai te hokinga mai” which refers to ensuring that our people who travel, return home safely.

The driver’s license subsidy is offered to tribal members registered to Waikato-Tainui. It provides a 50 percent discount off the full cost of a class 1 car learners, restricted or full licence test.

It also offers a 50 percent discount towards a truck driver licence course (classes 2, 4, 5) along with forklift, roller, tracks & wheels endorsement course.

In order to access this subsidy contact our reception on 0800 TAINUI and ask for the Kia Haere Tuu driver license subsidy or email

For more about the services go to: 



This is a collaborative initiative supported by Waikato-Tainui, Mercury Energy, PassRite and the New Zealand Transport Agency.


For Waikato-Tainui members

50% discount off the full cost of a class 1 Car learners, restricted or full licence. It also offers at least a 60% discount off the cost to attend a Street Talk Defensive Driving Course (normally $180-$215).

Call us on 0800 824 684 or email and we’ll help with the full details.