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Jonathan Summers

Jono Summers

Senior Academic Staff Member (Arboriculture)

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I am a teacher in the arboriculture department at Wintec | Te Pūkenga. I have been teaching in this field for over five years and practising arboriculture for over ten in varying positions and locations in New Zealand and Tasmania.
I'm a keen cyclist, casual AFOL and supporter of the Sydney Swans Australian football team. 


  • Top student - Arboriculture Level 4, 2014


  • Certificate in Arboriculture Level 3, 4 and 5, Wintec
  • Bachelor in Business Management Studies, Waikato University
  • Diploma in Arboriculture, Wintec
  • Diploma in Public Safety, Swinburne University, Melbourne
  • Certificate in Adult Teaching Level 5
  • National Certificate in Adult Literacy Education Level 5
  • Certificate in Adult Teaching Tertiary Practice Level 5
  • Te Tauihu, Wintec

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Research activity

My past research has focussed on theories of human motivation in management practices. 

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What do you enjoy about teaching/your job?

It is very rewarding to see the students grow their skills and knowledge and become capable of contributing to the arboriculture industry. I really enjoy learning from students and teaching colleagues who bring their knowledge and experiences to the education environment.

What do you love about your area?

The Hamilton Gardens is a fabulous environment for learning and research. It is a beautiful and picturesque place to work with highly esteemed colleagues and engaged learners. 

Tell us about your experience in the industry

I have worked for private electric networks and local government arboriculture companies. Industry experience and relationships have enabled me to help our students find work and achieve their goals. 

What keeps you busy outside of Media Arts?

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