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  • Celebrating Wintec wāhine: Bayley Wilkie

    International Women’s Day was yesterday, Wednesday 8 March, and this year’s theme is #EmbraceEquity. We’re celebrating each day this week with a profile of a Wintec | Te Pūkenga kaimahi or ākonga. Bayley Wilkie is a fourth-year apprentice studying plumbing, drain laying and gas fitting at Wintec. Read on to learn why she loves the male dominated industry she has picked.

  • Celebrating Wintec wāhine: Hiria Cameron

    It’s International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is #EmbraceEquity. We’re celebrating each day this week with a profile of a Wintec | Te Pūkenga kaimahi or ākonga. Hiria Cameron is the Executive Strategic lead – Tōia Mai. Her role is to support and oversee the embedding of the Tōia Mai Excellence Framework to ensure Wintec | Te Pūkenga is moving towards tangible, system-wide change that fosters improved equitable outcomes for Māori, Pacific and all other learners, in the context of Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnerships.

  • Birdsongs of the Anthropocene: Wintec academics’ new exhibition spotlights our changing relationship with the natural world

    It started off with a curiosity around seabirds. “They’re a great indicator of the health of the planet,” says Dr Vicki Kerr, co-creator of the exhibition titled Performing Nature Unnaturally. The new exhibition at Ramp Gallery in Hamilton explores overlaps between bird calls and human modes of communication through music and photography genres, open from 21 February - 17 March.

  • Celebrating Wintec wāhine: Peony Smith

    It's International Women’s Day this Wednesday and this year’s theme is #EmbraceEquity. We’re celebrating each day this week with a profile of a Wintec | Te Pūkenga kaimahi or ākonga. Peony Smith is currently studying her final semester to gain her Bachelor of Applied IT in Software Engineering at Wintec | Te Pūkenga, as well as interning as a Junior Business Analyst at Spark.

  • Celebrating Wintec wāhine: Amy Opperman

    This Wednesday, 8 March is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is #EmbraceEquity. We’re celebrating each day this week with a profile of a Wintec | Te Pūkenga kaimahi or ākonga. First up we have our Team Manager for Plumbing and Industrial Measurement Controls at our Centre for Trades, Amy Opperman.

  • Wintec|Te Pūkenga launches new cultural capability framework Whakatupu Kaiako, Whakatupu Tāngata

    Through the work of Tōia Mai, Wintec|Te Pūkenga is on an exciting journey to improve outcomes for ākonga by launching a new cultural competency and capability framework, Whakatupu Kaiako, Whakatupu Tāngata. With a focus on the cultural growth and development of kaiako and kaimahi the Whakatupu Kaiako, Whakatupu Tāngata framework aims to guide staff at Wintec I Te Pūkenga through a cycle of ongoing professional growth and development.

  • From teacher, to student, to new career in HR, all in 12 months!

    Marian Conder is in her mid-40s and has had a 20-year career as a primary school teacher, but at the end of 2021 she decided she wanted a change. Marian has now completed her Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management at Wintec and landed a job in the industry. We recently caught up with her to learn about her experience as a mature student and what it was like to make such a big change.

  • Wintec | Te Pūkenga Culinary Arts students cook up a storm to support flood-affected network colleagues

    With the devastation following Cyclone Gabrielle, Wintec | Te Pūkenga Centre for Trades wanted to do something to help their Te Pūkenga network colleagues at Eastern Institute of Technology, who have been severely impacted by the floods. The team cooked up an idea to raise funds while also giving the students a real-life catering experience, creating an Indian banquet to sell to the staff and students at the Rotokauri Campus.

  • Whakawhanaungatanga suite of activities set ākonga up for success

    The first weeks of life on campus are all about getting to know people, building new relationships and growing a sense of whānau with your peers while you study. These are all important steps to creating the right environment for learning and setting up a clear pathway to success. Here at Wintec | Te Pūkenga we call this, whakawhanaungatanga and we do this through the Whakawhanaungatanga suite of activities.

  • Wintec kaimahi take to the stage at Te Matatini Herenga Waka 2023

    After four years of postponements, interruptions and delays, the home of New Zealand Rugby will become the home of haka for what will be the largest festival celebrating te ao Māori, Te Matatini Herenga Waka 2023. More than 2500 competitors, from 45 kapahaka will perform over four days to represent their iwi, hapū and whānau. Amongst them, two kaimahi from Wintec | Te Pūkenga are preparing to take the stage.

  • Māori technology tutor marvels at his education journey

    Hohepa Mangu was inspired by Iron Man to study IT here at Wintec | Te Pūkenga. He is now a kaiako (tutor) in our Centre for Information Technology (IT). Hohepa is the third Māori IT tutor we have at Wintec, he speaks fluent te reo, he’s fifth generation Canadian and he had an epic self-discovery journey during the lockdown of 2020. Read on to be inspired!

  • Wintec gives a warm welcome to new international ākonga

    Wintec | Te Pukenga International Student Services team held a fun and interactive event to welcome international ākonga (students) on campus, with 27 countries represented at the orientation session. Many international ākonga are new to not just Wintec, but also New Zealand, so the orientation session was social and engaging, using creative ways to help ākonga understand how things work at Wintec and connect them with all the support they may need.

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