Forget #Eqnz, its Orientation Week…

Orientation events at Porirua Campus July 2013

Orientation events at Porirua Campus July 2013

Last week is in the history books, this week its a new Semester at the Porirua Campus. It kicks off with a powhiri to new students under the main atrium at Porirua and finishes on Friday 2 August with a party at the Metropolitan bar. What happens inbetween? Details below or on the book of faces.

Whitireia is a top achiever

Whitireia continues to achieve at the very top of NZ course and qualification achievement with scores of 83% and 78% respectively. The Education Performance Indicators are published annually by TEC and rank providers to assist prospective students to make choices about which providers are best able to meet the needs of learners.

“Whitireia has a diverse student body and is proud to achieve such outstanding results “ said Chief Executive Don Campbell, “ looking at the more detailed data shows that Whitireia is raising the outcomes for Maori and Pacific students as well as increasing the number of degree graduates across the board as reflected in the number of students who move to employment rather than further study”.

Whitireia has been at the top of these results consistently since their inception.

by Tim Renner
July 2013

Key Facts about Whitireia New Zealand

2012 was a stunning year for the Whitireia New Zealand group. The development of a world class health facility with a paramedic / emergency treatment simulation suite, the successful intergration of a number of new education businesses acquired by the group and the overall success of students. Here is a short sheet of facts, describing Whitireia New Zealand in 2012: key facts sheet

by Tim Renner
June 2013

Building the state of the art Whitireia Health Facility, in fast-mo.

Less than 18 months from the first shovel of dirt, to completed international health simulation facility and nearly 4000 square metres of teaching space. Here is ‘the build’ in 13 minutes of stop-motion glory.

Whitireia Health Facility construction, 14 months in 13 minutes.

On behalf of Whitireia Scholarships winners “We will repay you through being committed, focused and dedicated” says Anaru…

Fifty Whitireia students were awarded 2013 Whitireia Foundation Scholarships at an event held last night in the new Wikitoria Katene building at the Porirua campus.

Over 200 students, invited guests, Council members, sponsors, trustees and staff attended in support of the recipients.

The scholarships ranging in value from $500 to $3,000 were awarded to students and go towards study fees for this year; two were awarded as book grants.  A total of $103,000 was awarded last night; with scholarships received from 15 sponsors. 

Tim Sheppard Whitireia Foundation Chair addressed the recipients at the awards ceremony and presented the scholarships with the sponsors, while Anaru Rima a Bachelor of Nursing (Māori) student and a 2013 scholarship recipient spoke on behalf of the students.

I am privileged to be a recipient of a Whitireia Foundation scholarship for this year said Anaru. “The generosity of the sponsors and their support allows us to progress and move forward within our different areas of study.  We will repay you through being committed, focused and dedicated to our studies at Whitireia”.  Anaru was the recipient of a scholarship from Whitireia Foundation – Ngāti Toa. 

This year’s sponsors included the following businesses and organizations: Altrusa and Zonta Clubs of Mana, Canon New Zealand Limited, Commercial Property Specialists Limited, Compass Health, The Dale Family Trust, Ford Sumner Lawyers, Gaze Commercial, Kāpiti Coast District Council, The Kirk-Burnnand Family Trust, Mana Community Grants Foundation, New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women (Wellington) Incorporated, Porirua City Council, The Sheppard Family, The Simpson Family, Wellington Ostomy Association.  The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of all its sponsors said Tim Sheppard.  “All our sponsors are making a difference to the lives of these students”. 

Whitireia Foundation Scholarships are available to new and existing students studying at Whitireia.  They are awarded by the Foundation and recipients are selected on the twin criteria of merit and perseverance to succeed in spite of personal circumstances.  Applications are open to students in October each year. 

The Whitireia Foundation is a registered charitable trust, established in 1999.  It is responsible for managing and growing the scholarship fund which today sits at close to $400,000.  The aim of the Whitireia Foundation is to assist students to realise their potential, as well as to promote, support and enhance the goals and activities of Whitireia New Zealand through research projects, educational innovation and improving campus facilities.  To find out more about the Foundation check out

by Tim Renner
March 2013

The Cert in Live Sound, Event Production has several places open, if you want to work in gigs or events.

If you want to work at events or gigs as part of the sound crew, call us to discuss the course which starts now.

If you want to work at events or gigs as part of the sound crew, call us to discuss the course which starts now.

The Certificate in Live Sound and Event Production, at the Porirua Campus has a small number of places left. If you want to work in events and gigs, give us a call.  


Orientation 2013 kicks off with a Powhiri on campus at 10am

If you are starting your 2013 study year at Whitireia campuses in Wellington, Porirua or Kapiti, there is a welcome Powhiri at 10am. The Whitireia orientation programmes for each campus are on the main website. The main Porirua campus schedule look like this:

This is a poster listing events on Porirua Campus for orientation 2013

2013 Whitireia Porirua Orientation poster.


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