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Name
Driving Miss Daisy Milford
Category
Transport, vehicles & companion drivers
Address
18 Caversham Drive
Torbay
Auckland 0630
DHB
Waitemata
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Personnel
Owner
Corlize Britz
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Given the current COVID-19 environment we have temporarily disabled our ‘feedback’ feature. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Driving Miss Daisy is a personalised, safe and reliable companion driving service. We provide a caring, safe and reliable service for you, your family and friends.
With 3 wheelchair accessible vehicles available on Auckland's North Shore, we are available 7 days a week, normal hours 7am to 6pm, but with prior arrangement we operate outside of these hours.
Our service is an opportunity for you or your family to stay connected to the community, maintain important interests and activities and attending those important family celebrations.
Testimonials
Testimonials
Hi Corlize,
Just want to say a huge thank you to Michele for picking up my dad from our daughters wedding last Saturday, it was lovely knowing he was being picked up and the care provided was amazing.
Bernice

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Dear Corlize, Mum absolutely loves her outings. It is the comments that come our way after her trips that reflect the fact that she has not only enjoyed the trip, but also has stimulated her into describing and talking about what she has seen and where she has been.
Thank you so much for making our lives less stressful.
Pat and I have always tried to do our best with keeping very much in touch with Mum and she gets lots of visits, but having Driving Miss Daisy on board is the icing on the cake. The fact that we can rely on you girls, to give Mum her weekly outing means so much to all of us, not just Mum. Well done team DMD team, look forward to our continued togetherness.
Kind regards. Dianne and Pat.

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To whom it may concern, I came across Driving Miss Daisy when I started taking my wife who has dementia to the Totara Club at Windsor Park.
Now I can go to bowls on Tuesdays fully confident that she will be collected from inside our home and returned into it by a wonderfully cheerful, caring person. What a wonderful service Corlize and crew provide!
I do highly recommend them.
Kind regards, Mark Tasker

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Hi Corlize
I’d like to thank you for your kind attention to Mum during her outings with you. Mum finds it hard to do much as she gets older (now ninety three) and her weekly and monthly trips are something she looks forward to and enjoys a lot. Her being able to get out a bit with you and Driving Miss Daisy is a real plus to the times I take her out, and means that Mum is not solely dependent on me for a change of scene.
Kind regards, Mark Adams.

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Hi Corlize
The service you provide with Driving Miss Daisy is fantastic for my elderly mother and gives her an opportunity to get a couple of outings a week that she would otherwise not be able to get. At 95 years of age Mum is no longer able to drive, or mobile enough to get around and so it is wonderful to know that we have a reliable and caring option for her twice weekly trips out. She loves the camaraderie and friendship and it is so easy for her to get in and out of your vehicles and works beautifully that you can take the wheelchair with you in case it is needed.
We have been using the Driving Miss Daisy service for over 6 years now and it has progressed with Mum from taking her to do her shopping and appointments to being an interesting outing now that she is in full hospital care. Mum looks forward to every outing and they have become the highlight of her week and a great conversation piece when she has visitors. We have used you also to bring Mum to and from two of our family weddings which has been less stress for both her and on us.
We are very grateful to you and your team for what you do for Mum and truly wouldn’t be without this service.
Kind regards. Sue Stanaway
Updated: 4 Feb 2021
Suburbs/Districts/Towns Serviced
Suburbs/Districts/Towns Serviced
Takapuna, Milford, Castor Bay, Forrest Hill, Sunnynook, Campbells Bay, Mairangi Bay
Updated: 4 Feb 2021
Service Description
Service Description
The happy heart of Driving Miss Daisy

In early 2016, Corlize Britz admits she knew nothing about Driving Miss Daisy and hadn't even noticed their vehicles on the road. It was her husband Jan who suggested they buy the franchise for North Bays, because he felt it would suit her personality.
Corlize was persuaded to the look at the company website. At that moment, everything changed and they now own 3 Franchises: North Bays, Albany and Milford!

"I realised how much I'd love being able to take care of potentially vulnerable people who're looking for a smile from a friend they can rely on," Corlize explains. And, quite simply, she's never looked back. "Every day brings a gratifying experience! Even working on Christmas Day is an absolute joy." Indeed, she and her team gain so much satisfaction knowing that they're helping their clients stay independent and active.

The values at the heart of Driving Miss Daisy Milford:
Impeccable: we strive to deliver the utmost in service to every client, every day.
Modest: we are humbled to be in the presence of yesterday's leaders, mentors and respected veterans.
Respectable: we sincerely pledge to be honest, decent and caring at all times.

Corlize's goal for the business remains the same: to enable clients to forge special memory moments – whether they wish to revisit familiar places from their past, take a trip into the countryside to watch the spring lambs, or get together with friends for morning tea. "We like to offer Daisy experiences with endless possibilities," she smiles. "The choice is yours, and it's our true pleasure to make it a reality."

“When a client leaves our car with a smile and a happy heart, knowing they have a friend they can rely on to take them out and about, that's a job well done."

How does Driving Miss Daisy work?
We offer much more than a transport service – we’ll collect you from your door, drive you to your destination and provide whatever help is needed before delivering you safely home again. All drivers are vetted by the NZ Police, first aid trained and hold a Passenger Licence with NZ Transport Agency, giving you, and your family, peace of mind.

Driving Miss Daisy is perfect for:
• ACC-related transport (work/rehab/physio, etc.)
• Medical and personal appointments
• Social engagements
• Grocery or other shopping trips
• Airport/bus/rail departures or pick ups
• Outings or appointments with your furry friends
• Mobility transport for clients in wheelchairs - after hours and weekends included ... please pre-book well in advance.

Who uses Driving Miss Daisy?
• EVERYONE, men, women, kids: young and old. Anyone who does not drive can use our service. If you can still drive we can take you to the airport, theatre, hospital or optometrist appointments or medical procedures (for example colonoscopy) when it is recommended that you do not drive home after your appointment.
• Older people who want to maintain their independence
• Parents who require help delivering children to/from after school activities
• Organisations who need to coordinate people to/from appointments
• People who don’t drive

How much does Driving Miss Daisy cost?
We are considered to be affordable and extremely cost effective. We accept Total Mobility cards for your convenience.

How long will I wait for the driver after my appointment?
We have a driver on stand-by, waiting for the call that you are ready to go, so maybe waiting time of 10 to 20 minutes to get the driver to you.

We are a very reliable service and therefore we are very popular with families wanting certainty their loved ones will be looked after.
We are available 7 days a week, but please book weekend trips well in advance as we have limited drivers on the road on weekends.

Pre-booking is essential so please phone me to discuss your requirements or make a booking.

Driving Miss Daisy North Bays and Albany has 3 wheelchair mobility vehicles available.
Contact Corlize on:
09 551 3050 or 021 503 575 or milford@drivingmissdaisy.co.nz
www.drivingmissdaisy.co.nz
Updated: 2 Sep 2021
Meeting the needs of older people
Meeting the needs of older people
We can also offer a service to stay with you during medical appointments or doing shopping. For medical appointments we normally drop clients off and collect again later when the clinic or doctor ring us to advise you are ready to be collected. Sometimes waiting time of around 15 minutes for driver. We have 3 wheelchair mobility vehicles available to assist clients who need to stay seated in a wheelchair. Our beautiful vehicles have a ramp for entry into the vehicle, and big windows for the wheelchair client to enjoy the scenery during the trip.

*Trips to and from weddings or family celebrations: We know the value of knowing your loved ones will be looked after while the day of celebration can continue, and everyone can enjoy themselves.*

Total Mobility cards accepted:
If you no longer drive or has a medical condition preventing safe travel on public transport, you can use your Total Mobility card from Auckland Transport to get a 50% subsidy on taxi fares. It is a credit card sized card with a photo on it – not to be mistaken with the parking permit.

ACC funded and assisted transport:
You can request Driving Miss Daisy for any ACC related transport needs. The ACC Assisted Recovery team will send us the pre-approval documentation to use for transport to your injury related approved destinations. We claim directly from ACC. Contact ACC to arrange your pre-approval on 0800 222 435 ext 12.
Updated: 2 Sep 2021
Access
Access
Access Status Details
A mobile service Yes
Easy access Yes Our beautiful vehicles are not too high or low. They are all fitted with leather seats to make getting in and out of the vehicle easier.
Updated: 2 Sep 2021
After Hours
After Hours
After Hours Status Details
After Hours Yes We are a pre-booked service and normally operate between 7am and 6pm. We are available outside of these hours if a pre-booking is made well in advance - if possible at least 2 or more days in advance. This ensures we can allocate a driver for the after hours trips. On weekends we operate with limited vehicles to allow our valued drivers to rest and recharge.
Updated: 2 Sep 2021
Payment
Payment
Payment Status Details
SuperGold Card Discount No Only Total Mobility cards accepted. If you no longer drive or has a medical condition preventing safe travel on public transport, you can use your Total Mobility card from Auckland Transport to get a 50% subsidy on taxi fares. It is a credit card sized card with a photo on it – not to be mistaken with the parking permit.
Payment required Yes We accept cash, EFTpos or VISA card payments. We have PayWave available. *No additional surcharge for VISA or PayWave transactions. Alternatively an account can be opened and an invoice received after the trip. We normally invoice fortnightly for clients travelling with us regularly.
Subsidy may be available Yes Total Mobility cards accepted: If you no longer drive or has a medical condition preventing safe travel on public transport, you can use your Total Mobility card from Auckland Transport to get a 50% subsidy on taxi fares. It is a credit card sized card with a photo on it – not to be mistaken with the parking permit.
Koha Yes We have gift vouchers available for purchase. Give a gift of a Daisy experience to brighten the day of your loved one.
Updated: 2 Sep 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
German Yes
Updated: 4 Feb 2021

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