Safer drivers for our roads


Drive IQ is committed to helping our students become safe and skilled drivers, for the benefit of everyone in our community.


We are a Hawke's Bay based driving school, and offer lessons in Napier, Hastings, Flaxmere, and Havelock North, as well as Central Hawkes Bay by arrangement.


Our passionate driving instructors are NZQA qualified, NZTA approved, and

I-Endorsed, to ensure you receive the best quality driver education possible.

We offer lessons in a range of automatic and manual transmission vehicles, fitted with an instructor's brake pedal on the passengers side, as student safety is a top priority.

Our goal isn't just to teach you how to pass your driving test, it's to make sure every driver we put out on the road is safe, skilled, and confident.


Contact us, or use our online booking system to secure a space!



We offer lessons in a range of different vehicles, including both automatic and manual transmission.

Meet our fleet below!



Hear what others have had to say about us!

Cannot recommend them enough! Wouldn’t go to anyone else, they’re THAT good! Thanks for everything guys. You rock!

- Jonique

Amazing amazing company, the instructor took the stress out of lessons and tests, supported my daughter all the way, even taking her to VTNZ for her test. Highly recommended!

- Anne

Wonderful job! You take the stress out of it for our daughter & us. She got her confidence from your calm manner and tips. I'm recommending you to everyone. Thanks!

- Suze & Shane

Steve was absolutely amazing. He was super helpful and ensured my daughter was confident and happy before she took her test and stayed to see how she went. We came from out of town to do our licence and Steve made the experience a very positive one. Will be recommending him to everyone.

- Julie

Highly recommend Drive IQ! Warren was fantastic with our daughter. She gained huge confidence from him and his calm manner. If you are on the fence about doing these for your child. Go ahead and do them. Best decision we made!

- Kathryn

Steve is truly amazing he has taken the stress and worry out of everything, even answering questions late in the evening, thank you for all of the energy you have put into helping our daughter, I highly recommend Steve and the friendly driving instructors at Drive IQ

- Karmen