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Covid-19 information and updates

All tertiary providers in Aotearoa New Zealand operate under the Government's Covid-19 Tertiary Guidelines.

Kia noho haumaru – stay safe e te whānau and ensure you keep informed from Government sources.

The traffic light settings have ended; however, you still need to

  • Isolate for seven days if you have Covid-19
  • Wear a face mask in certain healthcare facilities
  • Keep up healthy habits to protect yourself, your whānau, and others

If you study or work at Wintec and have recently tested positive for Covid-19, please get in touch with 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 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 through this page, student emails, and our social media pages. Additionally, you can contact us by email and phone during business hours, from Monday to Friday.

Wintec updates

Access our past student and community Covid-19 communication updates here.


Financial help

Students experiencing unexpected financial hardship can apply for the Manaaki Financial Support Grant. Find information on this 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.


Looking after your health and wellbeing

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.

External help

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’

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 a dedicated number for Covid-19 calls. Phone 0800 358 5453 or international +64 9 358 5453.


Do you need help?

If you have additional questions or need help, please contact us by email or phone 0800 2 Wintec (0800 294 6832).

You can also read the Wintec Temporary Policy Amendments for information on our academic response to critical incidents.


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    The brief to design a cookbook publication has been a fixture in the curriculum for many first year Bachelor of Design students at Wintec School of Media Arts, Te Pūkenga. But this year, with the intention of making the process more “real life”, tutors saw the opportunity to capture the experience of the school’s Matariki celebration where a hāngī is prepared and shared with staff and students at the campus marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa.

  • International homestay hosts reap rewards

    Have you got a spare room? Want to learn more about another culture and maybe make a lifelong friend? Have you considered homestay hosting? The Wintec International Team is currently recruiting for new Hamilton-based homestay hosts to open their homes to students and scholars for 2023, for short or long-term placements.

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