Sitting in a classroom in Whatawhata, a group of enthusiastic students find Mauri Tau, a magical mōkai – pet – of Tāne Mahuta, god of forests, birds and people. Looking on with pride is the first-time author, an academic from Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec).
Covid-19 information and updates
Kia noho haumaru – stay safe e te whānau and ensure you keep informed from Government sources.
At the Orange level:
- Wintec remains open
- Wear a mask
- You can use the contact tracer app to scan or sign in
- Maintain good hygiene
- If you feel unwell, please isolate and get tested
- Regularly check locations of interest.
If you test positive for Covid-19 and you study or work at Wintec you must advise Wintec immediately. Please do so by updating the Notification of Positive Covid-19 test form.
If you have recently been tested or required to self-isolate for Covid-19 and you study or work at Wintec, please contact your manager or tutor so they can offer you support and advice around your work or study situation.
On this page, you can find links to our latest Covid-19 updates, FAQs (frequently asked questions), and additional resources to support you and your whānau during these times.
We are here for you and the wider Wintec community and will continue to update you with information during this time through the Wintec website, student emails, and on our social media pages. Additionally, you can contact us by email and phone during business hours, from Monday to Friday.
Access the latest Wintec Covid-19 updates here for students and our community, including past and present communications.
Covid-19 test results
Are you isolating or had a positive test result? We are here to help. Please click to fill out the form and let us know.
Covid-19 frequently asked questions
Do you have a question about Covid-19 and studying at Wintec? Check out our FAQS here.
Students experiencing unexpected financial hardship can apply for the Manaaki Financial Support Grant. Find information on this plus StudyLink and scholarships here.
Financial support is available for eligible students. Please check with StudyLink for information on this and your student loan or allowance.
Unite against COVID-19
For government updates, resources and guidance, check out the New Zealand's dedicated COVID-19 site.
If you need help dealing with feelings of isolation or stress, please check out the Mental Health Foundation website. Here you will find a large range of information and resources to support you.
Wintec Health Services
Find out what Wintec Health Services are available throughout this time and how to access them. In addition to counselling services, our wellbeing support provider, Benestar, is also available at this time.
‘Need to Talk’
If at any time you wish to speak to someone you can free call or text 1737 to talk to a trained counsellor for free.
Healthline has set up a dedicated number specifically for COVID-19 related calls. Phone 0800 358 5453 or international +64 9 358 5453.
Wintec board members met for their final scheduled meeting in Hamilton. This significant milestone is part of Wintec’s early move to Te Pūkenga on 1 June 2022, which includes the dissolution of the Wintec board.
Postgraduate students from across Wintec had the opportunity to present their research in a concise, fun and engaging way in just 180 seconds (three minutes) at Wintec’s inaugural ‘180-second Thesis’ competition.