Weltec


Press release 18 September 2018 Future for two ITPs lies in commissioner connecting to staff and communities Staff at Whitireia and Weltec polytechnics are resigned to the fact that the Minister of Education will be appointing a commissioner to replace the council overseeing both institutions but they are shocked by the poor financial positions of the institutions. In announcing his decision to appoint a commissioner Minister Chris...

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31 August 2018   Hon. Chris Hipkins Minister of Education Parliament Buildings Molesworth Street Wellington   Tēnā koe e te Minita, We want to thank you for the time you spent with staff at our institutions and for your clear support of community tertiary education provision through investing in Whitireia at this difficult time. Staff at both WelTec and Whitireia were surprised by the events of the last two weeks as we had...

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Latest cash injection for polytech signals need for major change Press release The government’s decision to provide a $15m bailout for Whitireia Polytechnic and moves to replace the joint Whitireia-Weltec council with a commissioner is further evidence of the need to fundamentally rethink the funding, governance, and management models used in the tertiary education sector says the Tertiary Education Union. TEU president Sandra Grey...

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Earthquakes close many institutions

Earthquakes close many institutions


Posted By on Nov 17, 2016

Earthquakes in the northern parts of the South Island, followed by floods in some areas, meant many tertiary institutions spend part of this week closed. Christchurch’s institutions were largely unaffected with the University of Canterbury, Lincoln University and most of Ara Institute of Canterbury all remaining open. However, Wellington’s institutions, Victoria University, Weltec, Whitireia, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and...

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$1000 for Weltec’s TEU members

$1000 for Weltec’s TEU members


Posted By on Apr 14, 2016

People who work at Weltec are $1000 better off thanks to pay rises they negotiated in their new collective agreement. Everyone will get a $1000 pay rise (pro-rata for proportional staff) as part of the 13-month agreement, no matter what their current pay rate. TEU branch president Kirsten Blyde, who helped negotiate the agreement says this means the people who the polytechnic pays the least will get the same pay rise, and the same...

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But it’s not a merger

But it’s not a merger


Posted By on Feb 11, 2016

Whitireia and WelTec announced the appointment of a new management team this week, most of whom will span both polytechnics. “Four of the Directors will span both WelTec and Whitireia and four positions will be dedicated to their respective institution.  The establishment of a new team and new structure is another significant milestone for the Students First Partnership between Whitireia and WelTec.” said chief executive Chris...

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