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    Thinking maybe we should apply for ours at some point
    Any ideas how we go about doing this?
    And as far as i know is it just questions,like a theory test?
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    Yeah you just go to AA, buy yourself all the tests, test yourself and go write the theory. But don't make the same mistake as my friends. You need to do this within a year that you arived in NZ, or else you have to do everything all over again (theory, practical, everything)

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    Have a look at this . You can practice in the comfort and privacy of your own home .
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    Thanks Motherbear,i will have a go at that tomorrow
    Having a few refreshments just now probably get them all wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow View Post
    Having a few refreshments just now.......
    Would those 'refreshments' look and taste a little like vodka by any chance?

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    Bang on Welshgirl
    Vodka and diet irn bru
    Having a few tonight also
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    I have been looking into driving licenses for my kids. I understand about the learners & restricted license. Is there a minimum time you must have held a UK license before you can apply for a NZ license? For example if my daughter passed her test next week (she isn't taking it then!!) could she drive in NZ on a full license?
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    The system for learner/new drivers is a bit different in NZ, Nicky.

    Take a look at this and follow the links which should give you some background to the system.
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    I have read that before and know about the learner license for 6 months & restricted for 18 months but I wanted to find out about tranferring a UK license to NZ. I know you can drive on a UK license for up to 12 months before you need to change it but is there a minimum time you must have held your UK license to be able to drive in NZ & get a NZ license or doesn't it matter as long as you have a full UK license?
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    I have a feeling I read somewhere that you need your license for 2 years to just transfer it by only having a theory test. Can't remember where though. I guess if you had it less than 2 years you would have to take a practical and theory test to convert to full NZ one.
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