The Open Polytechnic


Phillip Dyhrberg


PO Box 11 767 Wellington 6142,
Level 8 Education House, 178 Willis St, Wellington 6011
Tel 04 801 4737

Jane Adams ( Auckland)

4 Western Springs Road, Morningside, Auckland 1021

Phone 09 815 8029

Jocelyn Pratt – ( Hamilton)


TEU Office, Waikato Trade Union Centre, 34 Harwood St Hamilton 3204

Phone: 021 194 5831

Branch Co-Presidents

Heather Dill

Mary Liz Broadley
09 918 4654

Branch Committee list 2017-2018

Position Name Email Contact
Co-President Mary-Liz Broadley
Co-President Heather Dill
Vice Branch President Luke Strongman
Recruitment Officer David Hicks
Treasurer Richard Baxter


Leigh Thomson


Andrew Boyle


Samantha Lentle-Keenan

Employment Agreement

OPNZ CA 12 May 2015 – 12 May 2018 – SIGNED

Click here for latest Open Polytechnic news

  • 1News covers possible job losses at Open Poly

    Likely job cuts at the Open Polytechnic resulting from management’s plans to go 100 percent online were covered by TVNZ last week. Staff told 1News of their concerns about what the changes could mean ...

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  • TEU members celebrate general staff

    TEU members across New Zealand came together yesterday to celebrate the contribution general staff make to their institutions. They go by many names – general staff, professional staff , allied staff – and ...

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  • Polytechnics hit hardest by government funding cuts

    Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 8 Government funding to polytechnics for the 2017 academic year has declined by 5 percent, figures published by Tertiary Education Commission show. Figures detailing how tertiary education organisations ...

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  • Lost holiday pay could affect polytechnic staff

    Payroll problems plaguing a number of government ministries may also affect Manukau Institute of Technology and the Open Polytechnic. Radio New Zealand reports Labour Inspectorate investigations have revealed about 24,000 public ...

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  • Strong collectives will lead to fairer polytechnic pay

    Years of funding cuts, low  pay rises and constant reviews and restructuring  at polytechnics need to end says TEU national secretary Sharn Riggs. Eight  polytechnics are currently negotiating new collective agreements ...

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