Otago Polytechnic


Kris Smith

P.O. Box 6272, North Dunedin, 9059
579 Castle St, Dunedin 9016
Tel 03 479 5492 or 027 229 5570

Branch President

Craig West


Employment Agreement

Otago Polytechnic CA to 30 September 2013

Otago Polytechnic CA to 31 March 2015 with tracked changes

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  • Metro ITPs take lobbyist to meet minister

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    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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  • $29 million cut from polytechnics this year


    Tertiary Update Vol 16 No 11 Data from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) shows the government has made almost a direct transfer of $25 million from publicly owned polytechnics to privately-owned ...

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  • Foundation studies campaign saves jobs at UCOL

    MIT automotive students protest foundation studies cuts

    TEU’s national day of action opposing cuts to foundation studies campaign drew widespread publicity and a small initial victory at UCOL where several jobs were saved. As last week’s day of ...

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  • Protests over foundation studies cut


    Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 41 TEU members are holding protests and meetings at polytechnics around the country today to convince the government to put more money into foundation studies education ...

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  • Aoraki lacks dowry for merger partners

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    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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  • Minister urges South Island ITP network

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    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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  • 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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  • Otago Polytechnic considers trimesters

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    Otago Polytechnic is about to consult staff and students on a plan to replace the traditional two-semester tertiary study year with three trimesters, according to the Otago Daily Times. However, ...

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  • No place for would-be Otago students

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    The Otago Daily Times reports that Otago Polytechnic is already “dramatically over” the student intake cap negotiated with the Tertiary Education Commission, and this problem would not “melt away”. Otago Polytechnic is ...

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  • Redundancies continue in Otago

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    Tertiary education staff in Otago continue to lose jobs as the university and polytechnic push on with their restructuring plans. The Otago Daily Times reports that the University of Otago’s College ...

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  • Otago Polytechnic to turn away students

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    Members of Otago Polytechnic’s council are outraged that the polytechnic will be turning away potential students because of its Tertiary Education Commission imposed EFTS cap on funding for next year is ...

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  • Otago polytechnic scrabbles about for money

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    The Otago Polytechnic council has voted this week for dramatic increases to the levies and fees it charges students as it prepares for anticipated funding cuts to take ...

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  • Otago Polytechnic struggles against funding cuts

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    Otago Polytechnic’s recently released Annual Report gives a clear indication of how the government’s funding cuts are affecting institutes of technology and polytechnics.  Despite taking an extra 2 percent equivalent full-time ...

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  • Otago polytechnic CEO wants subcommittee for staff and students

    Otago Polytechnic, like other New Zealand’s other 19 ITPs, is preparing to cut its non-ministerially appointed councillors down to just four. The” Otago Daily Times reported this week that CEO Phil ...

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