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First For Otago Polytechnic As Academic Completes Masters Entirely In Te Reo Māori

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 9:43 am | Te Pukenga

Shaun Tahau has created history at Otago Polytechnic, successfully completing a Master of Professional Practice - entirely in te reo Māori. It’s been a significant year for Shaun -- in August, he was appointed to an exciting new role, Tumuaki Whakawhanake/Director ... More >>

New Research On Crushed Glass As A Wastewater Filter

Friday, 3 December 2021, 2:02 pm | Te Pukenga

2A concrete sand is the most commonly used sand filter in New Zealand’s wastewater treatment systems, but it’s expensive, and not always available - so what about crushed glass? Through his research with TM Consultants, final year Civil Engineering ... More >>

Chairperson Of National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee Appointed

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 11:49 am | Te Pukenga

Eastern Institute of Technology’s Professor Nat Waran has been appointed Chairperson of the National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC) which provides independent advice on ethical and animal welfare issues on the use of animals in research, testing ... More >>

Māori Students Design App To Improve Job-seeking For Youth

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 5:31 pm | Te Pukenga

A tech-focused group of first-year Māori students from Ara have designed an app to improve the process for youth seeking their first job, by meeting them on the digital playing field they’re familiar with. As Team ROYO (which stands for rangatahi ... More >>

Television Internship Too Much Fun To Count As Work

Friday, 26 November 2021, 4:21 pm | Te Pukenga

Shortly after Luca Joass took an internship at Whitebait Studios, he was surprised to find he was helping to make a live TV show out of his bedroom. The New Zealand Broadcasting School student worked from home during lockdown, where he mixed audio ... More >>

Dunedin School Of Art SITE Exhibition Highlights Eclectic Variety

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 9:58 am | Te Pukenga

Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin School of Art will be transformed into an art gallery for the annual SITE exhibition, which showcases an eclectic variety of works by final-year Bachelor of Visual Arts and postgraduate learners. Opening on Friday 19 November, ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic Set To Host Charity House Auction

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 9:55 am | Te Pukenga

Otago Polytechnic will host its annual Charity House auction on Saturday November 20. Each year for the past 14 years, Otago Polytechnic carpentry students have built a four-bedroom home with guidance from lecturers and the generous support of many ... More >>

Tradition Carves The Way To Carpentry Apprenticeships

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 12:38 pm | Te Pukenga

Different cultures weave together in the work of Ara’s carpentry students as they make traditional Māori weapons, known as taiaha, to tell the story of their own history. Using hand tools they’ll use in their apprenticeships, students create ... More >>

Ara Photographer Captures Land, Sea And International Recognition

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 11:00 am | Te Pukenga

The violence and drama of where land meets water has attracted John Maillard, Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Programme Leader- Photography , for many years. His ethereal, moody photography series My Land Our Land and Sea has now been recognised by the ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic Adult Learners Celebrate Success

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 1:15 pm | Te Pukenga

A wide range of Otago Polytechnic adult learners will celebrate their academic journeys this week. Otago Polytechnic’s Adult Learning Awards, to be held at its Dunedin Campus on Thursday, October 28, shine a light on academic paths both challenging ... More >>

Te Pūkenga Begins Engagement On Draft Operating Model

Monday, 18 October 2021, 2:00 pm | Te Pukenga

Te Pūkenga is commencing engagement on its proposed Operating Model today. Te Pūkenga Chair Murray Strong says the Operating Model provides a high-level view of the functions and services needed to meet the needs of learners, their whānau and employers – ... More >>

NASDA Presents The Drowsy Chaperone At The Court Theatre

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 7:33 am | Te Pukenga

Following in the footsteps of other great New Zealand performers before them, students from the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts (NASDA) are set to shine on The Court Theatre stage for their end-of-year musical, The Drowsy Chaperone . The ... More >>

Māori Governance Appointments Made In Partnership

Friday, 8 October 2021, 10:44 am | Te Pukenga

Appointments to Te Pūkenga inaugural Māori Advisory Committee (Komiti Māori) have been made in partnership with Mātauranga Iwi Leaders Group, National Iwi Chairs Forum. Te Pūkenga Council Chair Murray Strong said Komiti Māori will be a key part ... More >>

Connexis the second TITO to transition to Te Pūkenga

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 1:21 pm | Te Pukenga

Te Pūkenga added infrastructure industry training and apprenticeships to its suite of vocational education provision today, welcoming the second Transitional Industry Training Organisation (TITO) Connexis into its whānau. Connexis’s role of arranging ... More >>

Research highlights what disabled learners need to succeed

Monday, 23 August 2021, 11:09 am | Te Pukenga

Disabled learner voices heard through new Te Pūkenga research shows disabled learners need a safe, accessible, and supportive learning environment to flourish. Building the disability confidence of staff and enabling more academic and employment pathways ... More >>

Research highlights what Pacific learners need to succeed

Friday, 20 August 2021, 1:22 pm | Te Pukenga

Pacific learner voices heard through new Te Pūkenga research shows Pacific learners need to see their cultural identity reflected and embedded throughout their learning journey. They aspire to build intergenerational prosperity for their fanau, aiga, ... More >>

Te Tiriti O Waitangi And Māori Equity Front And Centre In New Te Pūkenga Report

Friday, 30 July 2021, 10:12 am | Te Pukenga

Boosted outcomes for Māori and te whakatinanatanga o Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi in practice) are key outcomes of Te Pae Tawhiti Insights Report released today. Te Pae Tawhiti is the biggest piece of Te Tiriti o Waitangi self-reflective ... More >>

Report Highlights What Māori Learners Need To Succeed

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 10:42 am | Te Pukenga

Te Pūkenga has published an insights report, Te Rito – Insights from learners, which amplifies Māori learners’ voices about factors that enable their success in vocational learning. “This report, the first of a series, tells us in the voices ... More >>