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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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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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Nobody is answering the question ‘are all these polytechnic mergers good for local students?’ says TEU’s Tumu Arataki, James Houkāmau. At present there are talks or merger processes underway between Weltec and Whitireia, Waiariki and Bay of Plenty, and Aoraki and CPIT, Houkāmau says it is time for everyone to take a step back and ask, what do students get from this? “Mergers might save money, but if in the long term students in...

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Weltec agreement anticipates new CE

Weltec agreement anticipates new CE


Posted By on Mar 12, 2015

TEU members at Weltec voted to ratify a new collective agreement last week that gives them a 1.2 percent pay rise over 14 months, and no cuts to existing conditions. Union members will also get back-pay dating to December last year. Local TEU organiser Nicki Wilford said the short term was because of the appointment of Chris Gosling  as the new joint chief executive for both Weltec and neighbouring Whitireia NZ. TEU members voting...

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Waikato Institute of Technology – of 142 members in September 41 joined in the last 12 months = 28.9 percent Tai Poutini Polytechnic – of 54 members in September 14 joined in the last 12 months = 25.9 percent NorthTec – of 133 members in September 34 joined in the last 12 months = 25.6 percent Bay of Plenty Polytechnic – of 27 members in September 6 joined in the last 12 months = 22.2 percent Eastern Institute...

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Adding to a string of recently announced plans across the country; Victoria University of Wellington is setting its sights high for a $100m campus upgrade for its science and commerce buildings –and doubling its student numbers. While much of the work for exploring the new build was done under previous vice-chancellor Pat Walsh, the news this week comes from recently appointed VC Grant Guilford, who says the upgrade is part of his...

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