Tai Poutini


Securing the future of tertiary education and vocational training on the West Coast has come down to two options, the Chief Executive of Tai Poutini Polytechnic, Alex Cabrera, said this week. Tai Poutini Polytechnic is currently run by a Crown Manager who was appointed at the end of last year following concerns about the institution’s finances in the wake of government funding cuts. Two potential options for the future tertiary...

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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 15 Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s short-term funding boost was made necessary by National’s failed tertiary education policy, the TEU said. The TEU welcomed the $3.6 million loan but said it was frustrated by National’s failure to recognise that the problems facing Tai Poutini are partly of the government’s own making. The loan buys Tai Poutini more time as it attempts to secure the future provision of tertiary...

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Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) has met with West Coast community leaders in the first of a series of discussions about the future of the institution. Crown Manager Murray Strong was appointed to oversee TPP last year after funding cuts had seriously hampered the institution’s ability to provide much needed education opportunities in the West Coast Region. TPP plans to host further community discussions over the coming months to update...

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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 would be funded for the current academic year were published by the TEC on Tuesday. The TEU said it was concerned that delaying publication until after the start of the academic year lacked transparency. “We...

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Steven Joyce, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister, has today announced the appointment of a Crown Manager for Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP). The appointment follows in the wake of funding cuts that have impacted negatively on TPP’s provision of much needed education opportunities in the West Coast Region. Priorities for the Crown Manager over the duration of their appointment must be to maintain educational provision,...

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TEC investigates Lincoln and Tai Poutini

TEC investigates Lincoln and Tai Poutini


Posted By on May 19, 2016

The Tertiary Education Commission is investigating Lincoln University and Tai Poutini Polytechnic for breaching their funding conditions. The commission suspects both institutions of not offering courses they were funded to provide.  It has enlisted accountancy firm Deloitte to investigate further. The commission and its governing minister have been criticised recently for failing to prevent several high profile examples of tertiary...

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