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Students unveil new technologies and business solutions

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 10:47 am | Otago Polytech

An app that allows Trademe users to buy and sell business services, and an electrocardiography simulator used in the training of veterinarians, are just two of the student innovations that will be on show at Otago Polytechnic’s 2014 College of Enterprise and Development ... More >>

Otago Finalists for National IT Excellence Award

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 4:28 pm | Otago Polytech

It could be a potential win, win for Otago Polytechnic Information Technology Professor Samuel Mann, with the announcement he and one of his graduates, Josh Lowry, are finalists for a New Zealand Excellence in IT Award, recognising excellence in New Zealand’s ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic supports new Dunedin disc golf course

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 11:08 am | Otago Polytech

It’s like golf, but with a frisbee and the Dunedin public will have the opportunity to play the increasingly popular game on a trial course at Chingford Park this Sunday, 28 September. More >>

Teaching triumph for Otago Polytechnic

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 9:49 am | Otago Polytech

It’s been an extraordinary teaching triumph for Otago Polytechnic, with the announcement seven staff members have received the prestigious Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award, celebrating New Zealand’s finest tertiary teachers. More >>

Dunedin campaign to prevent drunken violence

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 10:31 am | Otago Polytech

It can take one punch and it’s all over. This is the message being pushed by the Dunedin Police who launched their ‘Just One Punch’ education campaign this week, in collaboration with Otago Polytechnic, the University of Otago, DCC and ACC. Now ... More >>

Open entry to engineering programme to meet market demand

Friday, 1 November 2013, 11:07 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic has launched a new Engineering programme which will make it easier for prospective students to get a Diploma or Degree in Engineering. More >>

Innovative cooking stove to reduce health issues

Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 11:47 am | Otago Polytech

An Otago Polytechnic student has developed an efficient cooking stove which he hopes will reduce chronic health issues in the Pacific Islands. More >>

Open Educational Resources university to be launched

Friday, 25 October 2013, 11:05 am | Otago Polytech

You can study world-class courses for free and count them towards real qualifications. This is the future of tertiary learning and New Zealand is fast becoming a pioneer of this innovative model with the launch of the Open Educational Resource university ... More >>

Speight’s Brewery agree to earthquake testing

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 6:58 pm | Otago Polytech

The Speight’s Brewery in Dunedin is currently undergoing a major upgrade to increase capacity and capability following the loss of the Canterbury Brewery in the 2011 earthquake. A significant part of the upgrade includes seismic strengthening of the ... More >>

Book bins earn social enterprise award

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 11:08 am | Otago Polytech

What if people could leave their pre-loved books in conveniently located containers, and have them distributed to families with young children. This was the prize-winning concept of the Otago Girls’ High School team which took out the regional prize ... More >>

Scarfie Army Kicks-off Another Day of Student Volunteering

Monday, 27 May 2013, 12:32 pm | Otago Polytech

The Scarfie Army is back in full force for 2013, with a second cohort of Automotive Engineering students from Otago Polytechnic to service a fleet of community vehicles free of charge this Wednesday 29 May. More >>

Otago Symposium Attracts World-class Sport Specialists

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 12:52 pm | Otago Polytech

Key members of the Otago sporting community will gather to hear from experts who work closely with some of the world’s most elite athletes, when they attend a physical conditioning symposium at Otago Polytechnic’s Otago Institute of Sport and Adventure ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic Prepared for Real-World Research

Thursday, 11 April 2013, 12:55 pm | Otago Polytech

MEDIA RELEASE – OTAGO POLYTECHNIC For immediate release, Thursday 11 April 2013 Otago Polytechnic Prepared for Real-World Research PBRF results announced today Otago Polytechnic is in good shape to pursue its goal of producing innovative research ... More >>

Otago Polytech researcher to speak at sustainability Forum

Wednesday, 13 March 2013, 9:27 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic’s Sustainable Practice Advisor and Research Manager, Ella Lawton, has been selected to be one of three guest speakers at the Sustainable Carrying Capacity of New Zealand forum this Friday the 15th in Wellington. Ella was one of more than ... More >>

Olympic gold medalist to attend Otago Polytechnic graduation

Wednesday, 6 March 2013, 10:18 am | Otago Polytech

Media Release – Otago Polytechnic For immediate release, Wednesday 6 March Graduand and guest speaker: Olympic gold medalist to attend Otago Polytechnic graduation Former professional wind surfer and Olympic gold medalist Barbara Kendall will not only ... More >>

Polytechnic scores exceptional results in survey

Friday, 1 February 2013, 9:15 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic has once again excelled in a comprehensive comparative survey of Australasian tertiary institutions in which students assess their tertiary providers. Otago Polytechnic received top marks in areas such as higher order thinking, student ... More >>

New master’s degree unique in New Zealand

Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 12:46 pm | Otago Polytech

New master’s degree unique in New Zealand Innovative work-based learning programmes to be launched in Auckland In a first for New Zealand, Otago Polytechnic is launching two innovative, high-level qualifications designed specifically to be undertaken ... More >>

Charity House looks set to exceed $500,000 for charity

Thursday, 22 November 2012, 11:45 am | Otago Polytech

Now in its sixth year, Otago Polytechnic’s celebrated Charity House project looks set to have raised more than $500,000 for Otago charities once the latest house is auctioned this weekend. More >>

Microsoft Innovation Award for Otago Polytechnic

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 9:48 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic has won a prestigious Microsoft Innovation Award for its online Performance Portal, a resource that has become a central location for the institute’s educational and financial performance data. More >>

Scarfie Army: A community of Dunedin student volunteers

Monday, 15 October 2012, 9:18 am | Otago Polytech

A pilot project for the establishment of an ‘army’ of Dunedin student volunteers gets underway next week, as Automotive Engineering students from Otago Polytechnic service a fleet of community vehicles free of charge. More >>



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