Rangiora Instructors & Training

Rangiora and Christchurch is where it all started for 2 Drive Safe. North Canterbury is simply stunning!

Rangiora is the largest town in the Waimakariri district, just 30 minutes north of Christchurch. It is a semi-rural setting, offering an attractive quality of life and a strong sense of community. The town centre offers a wide range of boutique local shops, fantastic cafes and the town hall, which now has a cinema and often boasts shows from local theatre companies. Activities to do here include golf, swimming at the local aquatic centre, horse riding, jet boating and museums.

2 Drive Safe instructors in Rangiora offer motorcycle training (including One on One Training, Basic Handling Skills Test,Competency Based Training & Assessment, and Ride Forever Courses) and driver training (including the Defensive Driving Course, Driving Lessons, and Driving Test Preparation).

Local Instructors

Duncan Seed

Duncan Seed
Lead Instructor

Duncan was born in 1967 and comes all the way from Lancashire in England. When learning to drive in the 80′s he was inspired by his own driving instructor to enjoy driving, be safe and keep learning new things. He learned to ride in the 90′s, on a Kawasaki ER5, and absolutely loved it! This later inspired him to undergo the gruelling task of becoming an approved driving instructor in the UK – which he passed with flying colours in 2001.

After moving to New Zealand in 2006, Duncan qualified as an NZTA driving instructor and approved course provider. Along the way he gained myriads of experience including: commercial training & licensing, becoming an ITO approved assessor and writer of NZQA unit standards, becoming an IAM member and examiner (for cars & bikes), and recently served as the National Vice President for New Zealand Institute of Driver Educators. So basically, he’s pretty clued up!

Duncan is an expert of explaining the ‘why do’ and showing the ‘how to’ of driving and riding. Training with him is always a fun and rewarding experience, and will build your understanding and skills so you are able to get the best from your bike or car, and New Zealand’s awesome roads.

Jo Woodrow

Jo Woodrow
Driving Instructor

Born in Christchurch, NZ in 1973, Jo being a typical kiwi girl got her Drivers’ Licence as soon as she was able. Jo is a full on car enthusiast and has owned many different cars ranging from a reliable modern hybrid, to a 1973 Beetle and a few high performance cars as well but her favourite was a silver BMW Z4.

Jo is also a keen motorcyclist enjoying many a weekend out riding with friends. She is a learning assistant at a North Canterbury High School and in her spare time, breeds and shows Maine Coon cats.

Whilst Jo enjoys driving and appreciates the skill it takes to drive a car well, her number 1 focus is on safety. Her belief is that you can love driving, have fun and do it safely while showing respect to other road users.

Now a newly qualified instructor but with many years’ experience teaching, Jo’s calm, collected and reassuring manner will help new drivers and older drivers needing to brush up on their skills, the confidence and techniques to reach their goals, while keeping it fun!