About Whitireia

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Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere.
Engari, ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao.

The one who partakes of the flora and fauna, that will be their domain.
The one who engages in education, opportunities are boundless.

Whitireia New Zealand is a tertiary institute of technology known for its high student success rates and culturally diverse student body. We are the institution of choice for over 7,500 students across our contemporary campuses in Wellington, Porirua, Kāpiti and Auckland.

Over 120 programmes of study are offered to students, covering certificate, diploma, degree, postgraduate and master’s levels. All programmes have been developed in conjunction with industry to offer excellent applied qualifications.

This blog is maintained by the marketing department to share news, events and other tidbits from a Whitireia perspective, and to engage with current and prospective students, our communities, and other various stakeholders.

You can also follow Whitireia on Twitter, view stories about our people and activities on Facebook, review our programmes on our main website, and check details by phoning Information and Enrolments on 0800 944 847.

You can contact marketing with any questions on stories at marketing@whitireia.ac.nz.


Whitireia will lead and illuminate its communities through tertiary education.


Council and staff are committed to the following values:

Encouraging cooperation in learning and resource sharing to promote individual confidence and group harmony through a positive and supportive learning environment.

Creating a learning environment where all people feel they belong because their uniqueness is valued and promoted.

Achieving more equal outcomes by providing significant learning and education success for those who have previously lacked such opportunities.

Being flexible, creative and open to change, to better meet individual, industry, and community learning needs.

Being an effective organisation with a clear sense of purpose, striving for excellence and creating an environment where all have the right to succeed.

Maintaining the highest ethical standards and permitting public scrutiny to ensure the maintenance of those standards.

Monitoring and reporting on the maintenance of educational quality standards and on the responsible use of public resources.


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