Final year Wintec | Te Pūkenga Bachelor of Design students studying Visual Communication have been set a task to develop designs for a series of bilingual (English and Te Reo Māori) outdoor signs which present site-specific narratives to the local community, mana whenua, and visitors to the coastal town of Port Waikato.
Covid-19 information and updates
All Covid-19 requirements have been removed. It is no longer mandatory to isolate or wear a face mask when visiting healthcare facilities. Some facilities may still ask you to wear a face mask, and we ask you to respect their wishes to protect those at higher risk. Find the latest Government updates here.
Kia noho haumaru – stay safe e te whānau and ensure you keep informed from Government sources.
We continue to encourage you to still:
- Stay at home if you feel unwell
- Keep up healthy habits to protect yourself, your whānau, and others
If you study or work here and are unwell or have recently tested positive, please get in touch with your manager or tutor so they can continue to offer you support.
On this page, you will find links to all our Covid-19 response information, updates and additional resources to support you and your whānau.
Access our past student and community Covid-19 communication updates here.
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We understand this may be a stressful time, you can find our full range of Support Services here and below are some additional tools and resources you may like to access.
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.
‘Need to Talk’
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Healthline has a dedicated number for Covid-19 calls. Phone 0800 358 5453 or international +64 9 358 5453.
Wintec | Te Pūkenga Performing Arts "nods and winks to old shows" in Broadway musical, The Drowsy Chaperone
The Theatre stream of Wintec | Te Pūkenga Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts is getting ready for its end-of-year musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. Billed as a “musical within a comedy”, this year’s offering promises to be a hilarious night out at the theatre. At its heart, The Drowsy Chaperone is an affectionate send-up of all the tropes and conventions of classic Broadway musicals.
Wintec | Te Pūkenga Media Arts ākonga are extremely excited to share their creative work this year. Graduating Art and Design, Communication, and Music and Performing Arts students will display their work at multiple events during 15-25 November. The showcase is a window into the creativity of Media Arts ākonga (students) from across the disciplines and these events celebrate this fresh talent and hard work in front of an audience of peers, whānau and the wider community.