NorthTec


Sandra Grey, national president of the Tertiary Education Union, reflects on what the future holds for the provision of tertiary education in Northland. It’s been a rocky road in recent years for staff, students, and communities reliant on tertiary education provided in polytechnics around New Zealand and we all know this is true for Northland But when teams charged with advising the government on the future of our tertiary education...

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Tertiary Update – Vol 21 No 2 News that a shortage of skilled workers in the construction sector could delay the completion of a hotel in Auckland highlights the critical role tertiary education plays in bolstering our economy and why it needs to be properly funded. Radio New Zealand reported this morning that 200 tradespeople from China will be flown in to complete a new $200 million Auckland hotel because of a shortage of...

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NorthTec bosses have invited staff aged over 62 years to express an interest in quitting their jobs, raising fears that institution bosses are considering a further restructure by stealth, as well as wasting public money. The retire or resign offer has been made to staff who are not already affected by NorthTec management’s decision last week to press ahead with plans to cut more than 40 jobs, axe courses and close the...

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Management at NorthTec have failed to provide sufficient evidence to justify plans to cut jobs and courses, and to close the institution’s Rawene and Kerikeri campuses. Management has also failed to provide an analysis of why the affected programmes, courses and campuses have been earmarked for change or closure. The lack of evidence available to justify the misguided cuts was revealed by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) in its...

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The massive job cuts announced at NorthTec last week could be avoided with the support of the new government. Management at NorthTec notified staff this afternoon of a planned restructure of the institution that would leave over 50 dedicated members of staff without a job and the potential closure of the Rawene and Kerikeri campuses. The TEU reacted with dismay to the proposals. The planned cuts are a consequence of years of...

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Plans announced today for massive job cuts at NorthTec are symptomatic of National’s misguided approach to funding tertiary education and can be avoided with the support of the new government, the Tertiary Education Union said today. Management at NorthTec notified staff this afternoon of a planned restructure of the institution that would leave over 50 dedicated members of staff without a job and the potential closure of the Rawene...

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