Christchurch Polytechnic


Phil Dodds

University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140
41 Creyke Rd, Ilam, Christchurch 8041
Tel 03 364 2485 or 03 364 2768

Branch Presidents

Mahoney May

Employment Agreement

Signed CA April 2013 to March 2014

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  • Stephanie Turner – insecure work in the quake’s aftermath

    Stephanie Turner

    “After the earthquakes we were quite worried about job security because of falling student numbers.” As Stephanie Turner knows, when jobs are threatened, people in insecure work are the first to ...

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  • Metro ITPs take lobbyist to meet minister

    beehive parliament wellington

    Minister for Tertiary Education Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce, says he has attended a number of meetings with Metro ITP representatives at which someone from the private lobbying firm Saunders ...

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  • Govt invests in Canterbury TEI rebuild

    Digger in Central Christchurch

    The government has agreed in principle to provide capital support to Canterbury’s three Tertiary Education Institutions (TEIs) for their earthquake-rebuilding programme. “The University of Canterbury, Lincoln University and CPIT have all ...

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  • Aoraki lacks dowry for merger partners

    Aoraki mt Cook

    The Otago Daily Times reports that Aoraki Polytechnic may look to merge with either CPIT or Otago Polytechnic following a second year of large financial losses. Union members at believe a ...

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  • Parliament scrutinises Skills for Canterbury

    Digger in Central Christchurch

    Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 25 Labour MP Megan Woods has asked tertiary education minister Steven Joyce to explain how his Skills for Canterbury programme is funded and what the results ...

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  • CPIT restaurant team wins teaching award


    Eleven individuals and one close-knit team received Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards this week. The Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards celebrate New Zealand’s finest tertiary teachers and highlight the outstanding quality of tertiary ...

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  • Minister urges South Island ITP network

    South Island sounds

    Tertiary education minister Steven Joyce has encouraged CPIT to look at options for developing a network of South Island Polytechnics. The CPIT Council notice of meeting for June notes the ...

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  • $1m for Māori trades training at CPIT

    Cheri Panda Waititi

    The government will invest $1 million into Māori trades training at CPIT, the minister for tertiary education, skills and employment, Steven Joyce, announced this week. The new initiative builds on He Toki ...

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  • Minister opts for shared council appointments


    Minister for tertiary education, skills and employment, Steven Joyce, has continued to appoint people to multiple polytechnic councils. Malcolm Inglis, who is the current deputy chair of UCOL council will now ...

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  • TEU submission on directions for education renewal in greater Christchurch

    Christchurch earthquake

    Submission of the Tertiary Education Union on Shaping Education Te Tāreinga Mātauranga Directions for Education Renewal in greater Christchurch May 2012 For further information please contact: Phil Dodds TEU Organiser Christchurch Office Ph: 03 3642768 027 4499422 Introduction The Tertiary Education ...

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  • University tried to sell theatre and film studies to CPIT

    Rod Carr big head UC Arts cuts protest

    The University of Canterbury was trying to offload its theatre and film studies department to the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) according to documents TEU obtained under the Official ...

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  • Lobbying bill could end secret tertiary education lobbying


    A lobbying disclosure bill that is to be debated by parliament could impact tertiary institutions that currently pay lobbying agencies to influence politicians.  Last year Tertiary Update revealed that private lobbying and consultancy company Saunders ...

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  • Domestic students staying loyal to CPIT

    CPIT flags

    The Christchurch Press reports that CPIT and Lincoln both expect to have about the same number of  fulltime-equivalent students by the end of the year that they had in 2010. Lincoln University had ...

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  • Phoenix rises from Christchurch Rubble


    The newly founded Phoenix University of Canterbury opened for business this week, signifying the start of a new era of tertiary education for Christchurch. The new universitech, which was the result ...

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