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About Wintec

90 years of providing the skills and knowledge to build a stronger community and thousands of careers created, Wintec is one of New Zealand's largest and leading Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics (ITPs).

With six campuses strategically located throughout the region, we are a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the Waikato region.

At Wintec you'll discover that you have the power to create your world, the way you want it.

Empowering you

We understand that times are changing. Although our buildings and technology reflects our commitment to that, our very core remains the same.

Our missions and values are unchanged and it is what drives our actions.

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Our approach

Our mission and values may be our core drivers, but our approach is what makes it happen. We understand that times are changing that's why we are committed to keeping up with the modern world.

Serving the Region since 1924


Since 1924, we have been a solid presence in the Waikato. ​The milestones we've reached and will continue to achieve is embedded in our history and celebrated around the region. We have come a long way since then but just imagine all that we can still do in the next coming years.


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Māori at Wintec


The Māori culture and heritage is reflected in us and in what we do. From our marae and our Māori Achievement Unit to support services like Te Kete Kōnae (TKK), our environment nurture Maori ways of knowing and being in order to see successful outcomes.

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Today at Wintec


  • Nursing dream comes true thanks to a new sport scholarship

    Ngahuia Muru’s dream to become a nurse will become a reality next year, thanks to a new Wintec scholarship. The young Māori female achiever from Whakatane will study a Bachelor of Nursing as the first recipient of the Wintec Midlands Hockey Scholarship.

  • Wintec takes on the Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things or IoT and its potential for influencing change has inspired Wintec to launch IoTWaikato, to explore ways in which this hot-button technology of the moment can empower everyday lives and the region’s economy.

  • IOT Waikato Meeting Launch

    The Internet of Things or IoT and its potential for influencing change has inspired Wintec to launch IoTWaikato, to explore ways in which this hot-button technology of the moment can empower everyday lives and the region’s economy. You're invited to our launch meeting!

  • Health Info Evening 26 September

    Do you want to help others and make a difference? A career in Health and Social Practice is waiting for you. Come to our info evening and find out what it's like to study at Wintec.