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Rotorua | Taupo | Tokoroa | Whakatane Issue 12 October 2010 ROL EN W NO 011 2 FOR In Vogue The School of Computing, Technology and Communications Sam Sutton WORLD CHAMPION PLUS: Scholarships for Rotorua students for 2011 • Waiariki’s $5 million investment in buildings • Computer animation degree details • and more inside! waiariki.ac.nz Rotorua | Taupo | Tokoroa | Whakatane Issue 12 October 2010 Kia Ora Tihiōtonga te maunga Utuhina te awa Te Rotonui ā Kahu te Mōana Ihenga te Tūpuna Whare Issue: 12 Kēneti Te Whaingā Kennedy Tangatarua te Marae Next Issue: February 2011 Kaumātua Te Whare Takiūra o Waiāriki e tau nei Deputy Chief Te Whare Takiūra o Waiāriki Tihēi Mauri Ora! Executive: John Snook Editor: Lyn Maner Tihei Mauri ora! Kahumatamōmoe, ā, tae atu ki te tuawha ki Taupo nui ā Tia ki Tūwharetoa, ā,peka atu ki te tuarima ki Te Kāokāoroa o Sub-editor: Sue Gunn, Maketing Manager E noho ana au i te roro o tōku tūpuna whare a Ihenga, kia Pātetere ki Tokoroa. rongo mākahi mō taku tūpuna pōkai i te nuku whenua. Tū Contributing ana mai ki muri ko Tihiōtonga he ripa tau ārai atu i ngā Kei te hāere tonu te tautokonā i tēnei pānui ā tuhi, ahakoa he Writers: Ross Boreham, Dr Toby Curtis hukapapa o te hautonga e pūhia mai rā i a Tongāriro. Taha rerekē te whakāāro o te Kāwanatanga ki tēnei mea te Mātauranga Photos: Kristin O’Driscoll katau ko te whare tāpiri a Hinetekākara he tūpuna kōranga ā Kuratini, ā Whare Takiūra, ā Whare Wānanga anō hoki. Kua Designer: Dan Woodward, Fuel Advertising puna ora ka hua. 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Kia whakahokia mai au ki tēnei whakatauki a Waiariki Institute of Technology putanga te tuangāhuru ma tahi pū o Waiāriki Today, he pānui ō tātau Mātua Tūpuna: Private Bag 3028 ā tuhi i whakāārohia ake ai e Te Whare Takiūra o Waiāriki “Whāia te Iti Kahurangi.Ki te tūohu koe, me he maunga teitei.” Rotorua 3046 huri noa i tēnei rohe, mai i Matāātua Waka, mai i Ngā Kuri a Whārei ki Tihirau, me Te Arawa Waka, mai i Maketu ki Welcome to this, the 12th edition of Waiariki Today Tongariro, me Tainui Waka anō hoki, mai i Te Kaokaoroa o newsletter published by Waiariki Institute of Technology Pātetere ki Ngāti Raukawa. for the community and iwi. 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What the sport academy s ts academy sports academy y – 11 waiariki. ac.nz Missed an issue of Waiariki Today? This is already Issue 12 of our three-times-per-year Iwi News publication bringing you the news, events and happenings of Waiariki Institute of Technology, its staff and students. If you missed previous issues, you can view them online at www.waiariki.ac.nz, or email email@example.com Dr Toby Curtis and we’ll send the one/s you’re missing free of charge. Chairperson, Te Arawa Lakes Trust Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink ii. We were very supportive of the main thrust and general Front cover photo: Not too long ago this was close to being the state of our intent of the report; and Diploma in Fashion Technology student Aroha Tapsell most renowned lakes within the Rotorua Te Arawa rohe. iii. The matter of iwi rights and interests to be reviewed at a created the dress modelled by fellow fashion student Pollutants reached such a level that all kinds of negative later date. Jamie Himiona. The dress was made of raw wool that Ms predictions and unwanted outcomes were strongly debated. Today the tide has changed considerably. Hopefully, the Dr Smith and his parliamentary colleagues acknowledged Tapsell felted herself, and was selected as an entry in this the passing of Sir Archie Taiaroa. As a mark of respect, the year’s national Fibre and Fleece Fashion Show. predictors of gloom have subsided and a fresh wave of Minister and his colleagues indicated their preference to leave renewed conviction has emerged. Photo courtesy of Graeme Murray. detail discussion for the next meeting. Sir Archie was sadly I would like to acknowledge the wonderful work that has missed, particularly as our chief spokesperson on fresh water. been undertaken by Environment Bay of Plenty, Rotorua Passing of two iwi leaders District Council and Te Arawa Lakes Trust. Known as the Around this time last year, Te Arawa mourned the passing Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Strategy Group, they engaged the of a number of its prominent leaders, Sir Howard Morrison, READY TO START PLANNING FOR scientiﬁc services of Dr David Hamilton and his team from Arapeta Tahana and Hawea Vercoe. The University of Waikato to develop recovery programmes YOUR SUCCESSFUL FUTURE? to restore our lakes to their pristine condition. In late September two more Māori icons joined them. One already mentioned, Sir Archie Taiaroa, will be long Currently, the strategies adopted appear to be on track. However, remembered by his Whanganui people for the stability he Waiariki’s 2011 Prospectus and Career it would remiss of me if the active concern and constructive provided, particularly during the Moutoa Garden protest; the contribution of the Rotorua Lakes Protection Society, together Guide is out now, so stop by any Waiariki clamour to have the Whanganui River recognised as belonging with the voluntary organisations that undertake restorative to his people of the awa; the outlawing of gang patches in the campus to pick up a copy and see all the work on the lake edges, were not mentioned. This kind of city; and the return of the name Whanganui to include the c commitment is a strong reminder that our iconic lakes are in exciting new qualiﬁcations 201 “h.” As Chair of the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission, Pro 1 m many ways central to the country’s tourism industry. he paved the way to engage in large scale export opportunities and spectu on offer, as well as Care s L Land and Water Forum report with China and other Asian countries. er G 201 uide the time-tested, high gh 1 Pro L Last week this profound report was launched in Wellington The other is Jim Nicholls, Deputy Chair of the New Zealand spe a at the Beehive. We, the Iwi Forum Leaders, were aﬀorded ctus quality favourites for or Māori Council. His work among his Ngati Maru/Hauraki and t the opportunity to present our initial thoughts to the Care people including iwi around the country will be presented which the institute is s er G M Minister for the Environment, Hon Dr Nick Smith. In in the next edition of Waiariki Today. Let me acknowledge e uid a attendance were the Minister of Māori Aﬀairs, Hon Dr these two icons in a traditional way: known. Certiﬁcates, , P Pita Sharples, and Associate Minister of Māori Aﬀairs and Waaku hono tatai Wa diplomas, degrees M Minister of Courts, Hon Georgina te Heuheu. iarik Te murau a tini, te wenerau a te mano i Inst and postgraduate itute The report was viewed by the Iwi Forum as being profound Kua tangi te tetere whakamutunga ki a korua, of Te a and positive for several reasons: Kua karangahia ake e Te Matua ki te kainga tupu ch qualiﬁcations – nol waia i i. We were heartened and encouraged by the unanimity Na konei ake, aaku manu tiioriori, riki your they’re all here! journ ey to succ ess rotoru a | ta upo of agreement amongst the wide and disparate group of Aaku pounamu whakahirahira, | toko roa | whak atan e stakeholders involved; Haere, okioki, moe mai ra. PA G E 2 | waiariki today w w w. w a i a r i k i . a c . n z Richard Bird ﬁnds the “Waiariki kind of people” Richard Bird has lived in several other His life outside work revolves around family, places, but Rotorua and Waiariki Institute of looking after a “largish” property and generally Technology have kept drawing him back. enjoying an active outdoor existence including tramping, ﬁshing and occasional hunting Mr Bird, Director, Human Resources, is expeditions. He and wife Debbie Street have also the Acting Director of the School of three children – daughter Emily works for Computing, Technology and Communications. Simpson and Grierson in Wellington, and sons He was born and raised in Waipukurau and Nicholai and Jordan are studying geography went on to complete an honours degree in and physical education respectively at Otago sociology at Massey University. He ﬁrst came University. to Rotorua in 1982 to work for the then- Department of Internal Aﬀairs and then the Department of Labour, where his role in Community Employment Programmes saw “Providing strategic him assisting people all around the Bay of human resources Plenty to ﬁnd meaningful employment. He joined Waiariki in 1989 as a counsellor leadership for Waiariki and part-time tutor before taking up the position of policy and planning manager from has been an absolute 1991-95. career highlight.” Self employment followed and for the – Richard Bird next seven years, Mr Bird worked as an organisational development consultant for a number of major corporate entities and “I grew up in a large family with six brothers Government departments. In 2002, he was and sisters, so family is a very important part lured to Hamilton to work as Fonterra’s of my life. Looking after our half-acre garden learning and development manager. Come keeps Debbie and I busy and our Labrador 2006 though, the chance to return to Rotorua always needs plenty of exercise,” he says. and Waiariki was “too good to resist,” he says. “Rotorua is a great place to live. I love the “Providing strategic human resources scale of the city and how easy it is to gain leadership for Waiariki has been an absolute access to all manner of outdoor pursuits. The career highlight,” Mr Bird says. “Over the past schools are fantastic too and there are great four years, we have seen a 70% increase in opportunities for children. It’s certainly one of students and income, and signiﬁcant growth New Zealand’s best kept secrets.” in employee productivity. Overseeing the major organisational restructuring and staﬀ capability-building that has contributed to Richard Bird and Tama enjoy walks in the Rotorua that growth has been hugely fulﬁlling.” Tree Trust. Bachelor’s degree allows next-gen game developers to reach the next level A major revamp of the School David Scadden, Academic Team Leader, of Computing, Technology and Computing Technology, says the new major was designed to provide an entry platform for Communications’ computing oﬀerings students seeking careers in game development has opened the door to some exciting new and animation. study possibilities. “There’s an ever-increasing demand for game Commencing in 2011, Waiariki will oﬀer a new developers, game designers and animation Bachelor of Computing, Communications and specialists. Waiariki’s innovative qualiﬁcation Technology, a Level 7 qualiﬁcation which takes will allow students to obtain fundamental three years to complete with full-time study. practical skills and assemble a portfolio of work to launch their careers in these dynamic Graduates of this newly developed degree will industries,” he says. have the underpinning theoretical and applied knowledge and skills to work in the computing Waiariki is one of only three New Zealand and technology ﬁelds, and competency to institutions oﬀering a gaming and animation option and students will experience the Gaming and animation students let their creativity lead the way when developing unique computer games. apply technical and conceptual thinking. latest industry-standard software and Another exciting development is that gaming development tools. Diploma of Computing and Technology. Other take them in the directions that reﬂect the and animation will also be one of the majors “Students will develop and market their own majors available in 2011 will be Computing evolving needs of the IT industry,” Mr Scadden available to students in the new degree. games, gaining essential skills and using Technical, Multimedia/Web, and Systems says. “It will also open up a range of cross- Computer gaming and game design studies feedback from users to create products suitable Design. Communications for Technology and over opportunities with our arts and graphics have already been available to Waiariki for all of the main gaming platforms,” Mr Embedded Systems Development majors are departments, allowing students to develop skills students through the Level 4 Certiﬁcate in Scadden adds. expected to be introduced from 2012. in complementary areas.” Computing and Communications Technology, but creating the major will allow students The Gaming and Animation major will also “Until now, Waiariki has oﬀered Unitec’s Time for the next intake of Waiariki computing seeking a higher qualiﬁcation to obtain a more be available to students in the new Graduate Bachelor of Computer Systems, but the new and technology students to get animated about tailored skill set. qualiﬁcations are completely ours, so we can computer games! 0800 924 274 0800 924 274 wa ar k oday w a iia r iik ii tto d a y | PPAAGGEE 33 Trevor Van Niekerk: The fabric of ambition Staff proﬁle Richard Kereopa Diploma in Art and Design Former Diploma in Art and Design student Richard Kereopa has returned to Waiariki, this time to teach rather than be taught. Now armed with a Master of Fine Arts and international experience in installation and performance art, Mr Kereopa is a contract tutor for this year’s diploma. He has been busy introducing ﬁrst- and second- year students to the traditional lore and Trevor Van Niekerk was a ﬁnalist in the Westﬁeld Style Pasiﬁka awards and hopes to one day run his own designer clothing boutiques. contemporary practice of Maori weaving. An illness in his family last year convinced Trevor His design focus is fashion for mature “After I graduate, I’d like to open a fashion “There’s a lot more to weaving than most Van Niekerk that it was time to reset his goals. women. “Evening wear is my passion, but incubator,” he continues. “The idea is to join people expect,” he says. “The students I love creating quality clothing that looks in with other designers to share the cost of “Life’s short, so if there’s something you want to are encouraged to research all aspects machinery and work space and then create and do, get on with it,” the 34-year-old says. great and is comfortable to wear. There’s of weaving and think critically about what grow your own boutique range.” deﬁnitely a big demand for tailored suiting for they are doing and creating, then apply Forsaking full-time employment, he enrolled that approach in their other areas of arts businesswomen, so that’s one of the market Mr Van Niekerk immigrated to New Zealand in Waiariki’s Diploma in Fashion Technology learning.” segments I will be targeting.” with his family in 2002. Most recently, he as a ﬁrst step toward fulﬁlling his dream of worked as a sales representative for a curtain After graduating from Waiariki, Mr Kereopa becoming a fashion designer. Judging by the early results of his endeavours, company, visiting people in their homes to moved to Canada where he started “This is a fantastic course. The small class size he has every chance of success. Mr Van provide design ideas, a role he continues on university studies. After returning to New means you get plenty of one-on-one learning and Niekerk has already been a ﬁnalist in the a part-time basis. He is also the student Zealand in 2008, he completed his master’s everyone can learn at their own level. For me, it’s Westﬁeld Style Pasiﬁka awards and intends representative on the fashion industry training at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in a refresher, because I did a similar course 10 years to keep entering major fashion competitions board which brings together people from Auckland last year. ago in Zimbabwe,” Mr Van Niekerk says. throughout his training. throughout the fashion industry. “I’m really enjoying being back at Waiariki and it’s also great to be able to spend a few days each week in Rotorua because it allows Kingi McKinnon Scholarship a “huge honour” Proceeds me to be more involved in iwi and family affairs,” he says. The 2010 winner of the Kingi McKinnon donated to Scholarship for Emerging Writers, Alison McGraw, says being chosen for the award is a huge honour. Curtain Bank New artists wanted Kingi McKinnon was a widely respected author Proceeds from the Interior Design and former tutor of the creative writing certiﬁcate. Lecture Series reached a new high this The Certiﬁcate in Creative Arts at Waiariki The scholarship covers the tuition fees for one year year, bringing in $1,333 and helping has being restructured and condensed into for the Certiﬁcate in Creative Writing at Waiariki. more Rotorua families remember the a one-semester qualiﬁcation for introduction It is available for an unpublished writer wanting to develop his or her creative writing skills with a past winter months warmly because they in 2011. received thermal curtains from local view to becoming a published writer. Don Overbeay, Coordinator, Creative Arts, organisation Curtain Bank. says the revised qualiﬁcation will provide “I wrote my ﬁrst poem when I was ﬁve,” Ms McGraw recalls. “Mum typed it out for me and The annual event, hosted by Waiariki the basic skills and background required by I still have it. All I wanted to do was write, but and organised by Betty Bayley, Lecturer, students considering undertaking the Level I chickened out. At university I studied subjects Interior Design, is held over four to ﬁve 6, two-year Diploma in Art and Design. Kingi McKinnon Scholarship winner Alison McGraw more likely to earn me a living. is ready to write her new future at Waiariki. days. The public can purchase tickets to “The certiﬁcate has been designed for attend presentations by New Zealand “Then, in the course of my work selling school leavers and anyone who has an designers. Proceeds from the ticket sales telecommunications management software, I still memory and the faith of the creative writing staﬀ interest in the arts but hasn’t had an who selected me to take part. My dream is to got to Curtain Bank whose mission is to found excuses to write bits of non-ﬁction. In my opportunity to explore it,” Mr Overbeay write full time, creating work with a bit of magic help local families stay warm and healthy heart, I always considered myself a writer, but says. ﬁnally, at the age of 43, I realized that I wouldn’t be to it that makes people really want to read.” this past winter, and reduce their energy “It will allow people to experience a range of a writer until I actually wrote something. So I dug wastage and costs. The one-year certiﬁcate is delivered online, arts activities, acting as a ‘sampler’, which out some old notes and stayed up all night trying The money is used to purchase new which the Auckland-based student says is a key will help students decide whether they wish to turn them into a poem and a couple of stories.” advantage. “It requires about 15 to 20 hours of curtain tracks and hardware to hang to continue and study toward a diploma.” Some may call it serendipity or fate. About two work each week, so I can ﬁt that in around my curtains kindly donated by guests of Two-dimensional design and drawing will weeks later Ms McGraw learned about the job and being a mum.” the Lecture Series and others in the be compulsory elements, while sculpture, scholarship. She says she “took a deep breath,” community. The scholarship is available to applicants each woodcarving, painting and graphic design applied and was thrilled to win it. After 22 years year. Contact Waiariki on 0800 924 274 or The Curtain Bank receives donations of will be included among the elective subjects. in the work force, she may have a new career path 07 346 8684 for more information and an curtains and distributes them to needy ahead of her. The Certiﬁcate in Creative Arts will be application. Rotorua families upon request from “I’m determined to get something really good out organisations such as the hospital, Plunket offered in Semesters 1 and 2 next year, with Waiariki also oﬀers a Level 5 Diploma in of the course, both to honour Kingi McKinnon’s places for up to 20 students. Creative Writing, available online. and others. PA G E 4 | waiariki today w w w. w a i a r i k i . a c . n z Waiariki dream café: Interior design challenge winners Students and staﬀ at Waiariki’s Mokoia Campus will soon have Muiread Douglas and Santi Harvey to thank for a fresh new look in the café. The women are among this year’s Certificate in Interior Design students who were given the opportunity to put together original design ideas to be considered for updating the popular campus hang out. The current space is large and open planned but concrete walls, ﬂoors and support pillars create a cold, vast and acoustically challenged space. Kathryn Bloor, Facilities Manager, had the swing vote in deciding which design would be implemented. Her brief included requirements Fashion student Aroha Tapsell puts the such as creating a warmer feel, adding more ﬁnishing touches on a jacket she designed. soft seating and a break-out type book corner, and perhaps devising a clever way to direct the ﬂow of traﬃc more constructively. “We want bright and funky and inviting,” she said. Student proﬁle Aroha Tapsell “We also need improvements to combat the poor sound quality of the interior,” Ms Bloor Interior design lecturer Betty Bayley (left) and her student Muiread Douglas show off the colour board that will inspire the redecorating of the campus café. said. The café is often used for events that require use of a sound system for speakers and colours. Colour boards display carpet and Diploma in Fashion Technology so we made sure we used that, plus we added musicians but the hard surfaces create echoes. a blackboard area for messages. To cut down fabric samples for curtains and furniture. Tired of Auckland and looking for a on sound, we used Autex which absorbs noise lifestyle that would give her more time with Part of what makes a designer successful “The booths give students an opportunity to and we picked that to go over the walls and her family, Aroha Tapsell decided to move is meeting with their client and fully show oﬀ their personal interior design style,” partially over the pillars.” back to Rotorua and back to full-time study understanding what they want, like and says Betty Bayley, Lecturer, Interior Design. at Waiariki. dislike, and how they use their space. The students are now busy working on their end-of-year project producing individual Open To The Public: “I was working as a registered nurse but “We really listened to what Kathryn wanted display booths demonstrating their concept The display will open to the public weekdays from nursing hours don’t ﬁt well with children,” she and gave her what she wanted,” Ms Harvey Tuesday, November 23 through Friday, December for an interior design project for an actual recalls. “I had always wanted to be a shoe says. “You’ve got to listen to what the brief is 10 in the atrium in I Block (main reception client. The assessment includes a ﬂoor designer, but I couldn’t draw. I found out about because that’s what the client wants. I knew building) at Waiariki’s Mokoia Campus from plan, elevations, a model, and a series of Waiariki’s Diploma in Fashion Technology. I she really liked the bon-bon patterned fabric, 8.30am to 4.30pm. illustrations showing wall, ceiling and trim fell into it really, but I just love it.” Just four months into her studies, Ms Diploma in Bicultural Journalism adds a touch of history Tapsell found a way of combining her textile studies output with her burgeoning design and sewing skills in a stunning During the past 25 years, Waiariki’s journalism entry for this year’s national Fibre and qualiﬁcations have produced many outstanding Fleece Fashion Show. journalists who have gone on to enjoy great “I was absolutely thrilled that my entry media careers. was selected for showing on the catwalk,” Craig Tiriana, new Coordinator, Mass she says. Communications, is aiming to highlight just Created in just four days from felted brown how much graduates have achieved by creating and white wool she had made herself from a whakapapa of the Diploma in Journalism raw wool purchased in ‘op shops’, her which was redeveloped last year into the korowai-inspired dress clearly impressed Diploma in Bicultural Journalism. the judges. “It’s a way of reconnecting with the past and “Felting wool with soap and water is an giving our current students a vision of what amazing process. It was the ﬁrst time I they can achieve,” he says. “Trailblazers like had made the fabric, so it was a bit thick Te Anga Nathan and Maramena Roderick in in some places and weak in others, but television and ﬁlm and, more recently, Alanah I just had to work with what I had. I love May Eriksen and James Ihaka at the New the felting technique and the look you can Zealand Herald are fantastic role models. create with it.” “Waiariki’s bicultural journalism focus is Ms Tapsell’s next competition venture was unique and gives the qualiﬁcation some very a street wear creation entered in the recent special features. We are now looking to build Villa Maria Cult-Couture Awards, considered on that and strengthen our ties with all media to be Manukau’s premier fashion event. to ensure that our graduates continue to have Designers have a chance at winning the skills and experience the industry requires.” $15,000 in cash prizes. Beginning as a mink jacket (also discovered in an op shop), Mr Tiriana himself is no stranger to the media. it was transformed into a stylish vest and His name will be familiar to many in Rotorua hood while the sleeves were given new life as he was most recently the sports editor of New journalism lecturer Craig Tiriana is documenting the history of Waiariki’s journalism diploma. as handmade boots. the Rotorua Daily Post and is an acclaimed freelance sports writer. Among his career Mr Tiriana also brought home the APN “One of the attractions of this position “Fashion design is a great skill to have. highlights are winning both the Sir Terry Sports Writer of the Year Award in 2009, and is that it provides an opportunity for a It’s really fulﬁlling to come up with a McLean National Sports Journalism Awards co-authored the book Michael Campbell: challenging new career in a ﬁeld in which I concept, put it down on paper as a fashion for Best Provincial Sports Writer and the Celebration of a Champion, with Martin have some expertise, while allowing me to illustration and then bring it to life.” Steinlager Award for Sports Feature Writing Crowe, on Campbell’s US Golf Open triumph. stay in Rotorua. I’ve lived here for the last After she completes the two-year, Level in 2008. Winning a Sir Terry McLean Award 25 years. My wife Ingrid is deputy editor of 5 diploma in 2011, Ms Tapsell aims to is considered by most to be the “Oscar for Having joined Waiariki in June, Mr Tiriana the Daily Post and my mother, brother and work in the industry before venturing into writing in New Zealand”. says he is enjoying the new challenges his role sister all live here too, so we’re very much a designing her own shoes, handbags and presents. Rotorua family,” he concludes. other fashion accessories. 0800 924 274 waiariki today | PA G E 5 $5 million investment in Waiariki campuses E ai ki ngā rangahau, e tāea ana te whakaako o te taha tuhituhi, taha pānui o te reo tuatahi me te reo tuarua i te wā kōtahi mēnā kua māro te hāere o te taha tuhituhi, taha pānui o te reo tuatahi mo te āhua kotahi tau nei. Kāore i te tika kia kī me matua tūtuki ko te taha tuhituhi, taha pānui o te reo tuatahi kātahi anō ka tīmata i tētahi atu. Ko taua reo anō rā, kia kaua tētahi e whakamutua nā te mea kua timata ko tetahi atu. E ai ki ngā rangahau kei te āhua tonu o te whai wāhi atu o te ākonga ki ngā reo e rua me te whai take o te ako i auā reo. Hēoi anō, ko te āhua nei he tokomaha tonu ngā tamariki Māori e whakamātau ana ki te whakaako i a rātau anō ki te pānui i te reo Pākeha i te kāinga, tēna me tōna kotahi noa rānei, e tohu mai ana kei roto i a rātau te hiahia e takoto mai ana, ā, ki te iwa, tēkau tau rānei te pakeke kāore anō kia mōhio ki te pānui i te reo A computer rendering of the planned G Block on Mokoia Campus (above) and architect's illustration of the proposed Waipa Wood Testing Building (below). Pākeha, ki a rātau he tino mate tēra. Beginning in January, construction crews will descend upon Research shows ﬁrst and second language literacy can Waiariki, working on two projects worth a combined $5 million. be taught concurrently once ﬁrst language literacy is well underway for a year or so. It is not correct to Mokoia Campus will be building a new G Block which will eventually replace the current prefabricated buildings that suggest that ﬁrst language literacy is not completed have become too small to house the growing Te Wānanga a before the other is started (Cummins, 1995). Ihenga which administers Waiariki’s Māori development, social Research indicates a great deal depends on learners’ sciences, languages and humanities qualiﬁcations. access to both languages and reasons for needing to learn This building will initiate a new central boulevard on campus them. The fact that many Māori children appear to be that is planned for development over the next several years into trying to teach themselves to read in English at home or a central ‘spine’ running the length of the campus. on their own, now suggests that the motivation is there APR Architects won the bid to design the $4 million, for them and that an inability to read in English by age 9 1800-square-metre building which will feature one dozen or 10 is seen by them as a handicap. classrooms, a 200-seat lecture theatre, staﬀ oﬃces and a small kitchen/café facility. Nāku noa www.youtube.com and use search words “Waiariki Ihenga”. Nā Ken Kennedy The classrooms will seat 20 to 25 but adjoining walls can be removed to increase capacity. Darryl Church Architecture has designed the new Waipa Kaumātua Te Arawa / Te Whare Takiūra o Waiāriki Wood Testing Building which will be built at the existing The lecture theatre will similarly be split into two rooms with Waipa mill sight where wood manufacturing students gain moveable walls and is intended to accommodate performing hands-on experience in a functioning sawmill. arts as well as teaching sessions. The new 624-square-foot, $1 million building will feature Ngā Mahi Whakairo The focus for this building is on complimenting and working with Waiariki’s Tangatarua Marae and will utilise as many a timber testing workshop, specialised chemical workroom, oﬃces and four classrooms. It will be designed utilising timber carves out a niche sustainable products and practices as possible. Completion is scheduled for November 2011. structural beams and will demonstrate and expose the use of current timber innovations. To view an internal ‘ﬂy-through’ video via YouTube, go to Completion of this project is scheduled for September 2011. A new qualiﬁcation in carving introduced at the beginning of this year was well received. Six students enrolled the Certiﬁcate in Ngā Mahi Whakairo, with three of them continuing further studies at Waiariki. Partnerships help students build brighter futures Eugene Kara, Lecturer, Arts, says the new one-semester, Tu TeMoana says he is happy to commute every day from his walkway to combine two buildings into one big classroom and salon Level 4 certiﬁcate bridges the gap between Waiariki and hometown Ruatoki to Whakatane – an hour each way – so he can for the hairdressing students. Te Puia’s carving courses, providing a qualiﬁcation that improve his job prospects and do something he enjoys. “nurtures and teaches the kaupapa of carving.” Mr TeMoana, who is Ngai Tuhoi, says he is enjoying the training The 21 year old says he was not totally happy while undertaking with tutor Zac Kingi, and has been surprised to learn how a In developing this qualiﬁcation Waiariki consulted forestry training and his mates could tell so they told him about house is built. “It was a lot diﬀerent than expected.” members of Te Mana Matauranga, master carvers, and the new construction qualiﬁcation being oﬀered at Waiariki’s He will gain his Certiﬁcate in Carpentry in November, and has senior staﬀ members at Te Puia, who assisted in shaping Whakatane campus in partnership with Te Whare Wānanga o already begun looking for an apprenticeship with one in particular this qualiﬁcation. Awanuiārangi. looking promising. “I can’t wait,” he says about starting his new trade. As a result, an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) “I thought building would be easier and more fun, safer, and I’d was established with Te Puia – formerly known as the be doing something diﬀerent every day,” Mr TeMoana says. New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute and Partnerships with Awanuiārangi in Whakatane and Tuwharetoa renowned for their carving programme – to build a in Turangi ﬁnalised late last year are providing pathways to further realistic pathway for successful graduates of Waiariki’s learning and employment in the wider Bay of Plenty region. certiﬁcate when applying to the Te Puia Carving School. Currently, Awanuiārangi oﬀers the National Certiﬁcate in Building “This represents a signiﬁcant milestone for us,” said Mr Kara, Construction and Allied Trade Skills (Level 2) (BCATS), and “in that it provides a contemporary Maori arts approach to Waiariki oﬀers the Level 4 Certiﬁcate in Carpentry. carving, equipping students with a portfolio of carving and Mike Fogarty, Section Leader, Carpentry at Waiariki, said partnering sculptural works, plus experience in digital photography and with the iwi training organisations means their students now can gain te reo. All of those areas will be of particular beneﬁt to anyone higher level skills and education without having to move to Rotorua wanting to enter Te Puia’s carving course.” where the Level 4 certiﬁcate was previously oﬀered exclusively. The certiﬁcate introduces students to aspects of Whakairo The certiﬁcate is a 38-week course with lots of hands-on experience Rakau and its contemporary application including mould to back up the theoretical training. Community projects, a cabin Carpentry students are putting their skills to use on the Whakatane construction contract, and work experience with local contractors campus by enclosing a walkway to join two classrooms for a bigger making as well as other sculptural practices, photographic provide a variety of opportunities to put theory into practice. At hairdressing salon. (L to R) Roger Pitau, Zac Kingi (tutor), Robin recording of artwork, and electives. the time this story was written, a group of students was making Anderson, Bradley Ross, Tu TeMoana, Richard Herekiuha, Craig Perspective students can enrol now for Semester 1, 2011. alterations to buildings on the Whakatane campus, enclosing a Crompton (in front). PA G E 6 | waiariki today w w w. w a i a r i k i . a c . n z Waiariki launches Eastern Bay of Plenty Trades Academy Waiariki is proud to announce the institute will provide national trades qualiﬁcations to the Eastern Bay of Plenty in 2011. Earlier this year Education Minister Anne Tolley announced that nine trades academies will open around the country in 2011, providing trades and technology programmes for more than 800 secondary school students. Waiariki is the tertiary provider chosen for this Top tips for lighting region and is very proud to be on board with this initiative which is based on partnerships between secondary schools, tertiary institutions, industry training organisations and employers. Whether your home is large or small you The new Eastern Bay of Plenty Trades will want it to feel light and welcoming in the evening. Academy (EBOPTA) will be based in Whakatane with Trident High School as The new Eastern Bay of Plenty Trades Academy logo was created from an initial design by Trident High School • General ceiling light illuminating the whole the lead secondary school working with six student Nick Schuler. room should be placed on a dimmer other schools in the Eastern BOP to create a switch, to allow you to adjust the intensity successful programme. and achieve the right feeling. such as health and nursing, and fashion What will the students do then? “Ideally,” says Mr technology could be added in 2012 and 2013. Tootell, “they would start an apprenticeship • Task lights reduce eye stress when Peter Tootell, Trident Principal, says, “The other or go straight into the work force. A undertaking activities such as schools are very excited about the potential At the end of two years, these students will be successful tertiary experience might mean homework, sewing or reading. A table of the academy and the opportunities it will earning dual qualiﬁcations, achieving NCEA lamp is best positioned at human height provide their students.” that a number of them would go on to further credits and a Waiariki certiﬁcate which also includes and tall enough for you to sit below. study, considering the many degree options The academies, which are part of the embedded national certiﬁcates in the trades. at Waiariki or other institutes that Waiariki • Accent lighting creates interest by shining government’s Youth Guarantee scheme, are “The key thing is the student can be involved in partners with such as Waikato.” on, say, a favourite painting or sculpture. aimed at keeping 16 and 17 year olds engaged tertiary education whilst they’re still at school, and Students interested in the academy will go • Decorative lights look good whether in education by continuing their academic they can work toward a tertiary qualiﬁcation,” he through a selection process to ensure that or not they are turned on, but consider achievements alongside developing vocational says. “It gives more meaning to the studies they if it ﬁts with the style of your home. skills through trades and technology training. priority is given to those who are motivated are doing at a school and hopefully provides an Chandeliers are currently popular. During the ﬁrst year, students will spend four and dedicated to successful completion of the incentive to continue their education. • Ask about the colour of your standard days a week at their school and one day a week two-year programme. The selection process will “There is a high drop-out rate of those students occur through October and November and up light bulb purchase; some have a at Waiariki; in the second year they will spend leaving secondary school and going into to 105 students will be selected for 2011. warm hue (good for feeling mellow) two days a week at Waiariki. apprenticeships. This new programme will provide while others are white (ideal for the “At Waiariki, they will gain an academic education Another great part about this programme is bathroom). a better pathway in that we feel they will still have related to their trade, practical hands-on training, there are no fees for academy students or their the security of school, still have their sports and • Long-life bulbs versus incandescent? and work experience,” Mr Tootell explains. schools as associated costs are funded by the Each has their place. Incandescent interests at school, and support mechanisms like government. So, that means at least 105 young bulbs are great in a toilet where the The trades training available through the pastoral care, rather than a clean break where an apprenticeship might not ﬁt their expectations, they adults will not only walk out of high school with light is turned on and off frequently. academy in 2011 could include agriculture, a tertiary qualiﬁcation, be ready and more highly forestry, automotive engineering, electrical might not have the knowledge of what actually will • Halogens or LEDs? Again it depends qualiﬁed to begin work, but they will remain free engineering, mechanical engineering, happen in that apprenticeship, and they might not on where it’s going. Lighting is moving of the possible burdens of a student loan. ahead as quickly as other popular construction, chef training, hospitality, and succeed. This is a blending of secondary and tertiary business administration. Growth of the study, a gradual transition that will better prepare It’s a win-win-win situation for our future technology, so talk to a specialist. programme is expected and further training them for the future.” workforce, our industries and our economy. • Dark or highly textured walls will require more lighting than in a space with smoother, reﬂective ﬁnishes. Survey Winners Four lucky people throughout the region won prizes worth approximately $300 each for completing Waiariki’s Graduate Destination Survey. Maria Perlita Arao-arao, from Taupo, completed the Competency Assessment Program (CAP). She chose the Apple iPod from the list of prizes. Joseph Karaitiana, who earned the A World Champion from Rotorua National Certiﬁcate in Computing (Level 2), is also working in Taupo. He selected the LG Touch Screen phone. Dave Stace of Papamoa will be having fun with his Wii Sports game. He Sam Sutton (Waiariki Athlete, Te Arawa Boy) completed the Timber Machining Block 2 (Levels 3-4). World Extreme Kayak Champion 2010 Kelsie O’Connell, who completed the Certiﬁcate in Hairdressing Level 3, has a new digital Canon camera. Waiariki thanks all those who completed and returned a survey for the prize drawing. 0800 924 274 waiariki today | PA G E 7 Scholarships available for Rotorua students Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust has long supported Waiariki and its students. One of the ways in which the Trust does this is by annually oﬀering up to 10 Whare Takiura Scholarships worth $2,000 each to Waiariki students who are studying speciﬁc degree and diploma qualiﬁcations. Applying for a scholarship is easy and there are only two requirements to be eligible: 1) Applicants must be Rotorua residents, and 2) Applicants must be undertaking full-time study at Waiariki in Rotorua on one of the qualiﬁcations in the list below. Rotorua Trust scholarships are limited and applications must be received no later than 4.00pm on Friday, November 19, 2010. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible for consideration. Eligible Scholarship Diplomas or Degrees for 2011 • Bachelor of Applied Management • Bachelor of Nursing • Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Social Work) • Bachelor of Tourism Management Vegetable Antipasto • Bachelor of Computing, Communications and Technology • Diploma in Culinary Arts • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Whitecliﬀe College of Arts and Design) • Diploma in Forest Management This recipe was one of the award-winning dishes prepared • Bachelor of Māori Development • Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) and presented by Waiariki culinary and hospitality students Visit www.waiariki.ac.nz for more information on scholarships from Rotorua Trust and other organisations. For an application for who won two medals in the Nestlé Toque d’Or in August. the Whare Takiura Scholarship, contact Moana Petre, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief Executive at Waiariki, on This medley of char-grilled vegetables topped with toasted 0800 924 274 or firstname.lastname@example.org. pine nuts and cold-pressed olive oil can be served warm or at room temperature. It’s perfect as a light lunch or a starter for dinner, and the combination of colourful vegetables adds a festive look to the table – perfect for spring! Cold-pressed, or extra virgin olive oil is a result of the ﬁrst pressing of the olives, with no more than 1% acid. It is the highest quality olive oil and considered the ﬁnest and fruitiest, and thus the most expensive. You’ll ﬁnd its colour ranges from a crystalline champagne colour to greenish- golden to bright green; generally, the deeper the colour, the more intense the olive ﬂavour. INGREDIENTS FOR 6 STARTERS 2 green courgettes 2 yellow capsicums 6 vine-ripened tomatoes 2 fennel bulbs 80g toasted pine nuts 80ml cold-pressed olive oil PREPARE 1. Wash vegetables. (The names of the winners for the 2010 Whare Takiura Scholarships are in bold.) Front row: Victoria Burgos Molina, Fiona Watson, 2. Slice courgettes, capsicums and fennel bulbs into bite- Jo-Anne La Grouw (Deputy Chairman), Grahame Hall (Trust Chairman), Judy Keaney (Trust Education Spokesperson), Ken Kennedy (Waiariki Kaumatua), sized pieces and drizzle with olive oil. Char-grill until Jacqueline Maru Back row: Nyree Vaka, Renee Ormond, Maria Mihaka, Lyall Thurston (Trustee), Darron Kereama, Lisa Te Whare, John Snook they turn golden in colour. (Waiariki Deputy CE), Trevor Maxwell (Trustee), Geoffrey Manahi, Amanda Te Whau. 3. Roast the tomatoes for 3-5 minutes in moderate oven. 4. Assemble grilled vegetables and tomatoes on a plate, sprinkle with pine nuts and olive oil, then season with freshly cracked black pepper and sea salt. Silver and bronze medals for Waiariki students Three Waiariki students made their lecturers and the institute very proud with their performance at the Nestlé Toque d’Or in August. Success for hairdressing The annual food and hospitality competition for students, held in the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland, pits the best against the best students and lecturer in the nation and is judged by the country’s top chefs and culinary professionals. It’s a bit like the TV series “Top Chef,” but the twist is the chefs-in-training must coordinate their eﬀorts with a food A team of Waiariki hairdressing students and staff walked server who delivers each component of the meal to guests with the away with ﬁve awards from the Bay of Plenty Hairdressing appropriate timing and using silver service skills. Competition in August in Tauranga. The silver medal for her silver service was earned by Katherine The annual event was a great success and the up-and-coming Hamilton (Diploma in Hospitality Management), and the bronze hairdressers performed extremely well under pressure medal went to culinary team Laetitia Haines and Matt Cotterill supported by their tutors who also entered various events. (Certiﬁcate in Professional Cookery and Patisserie). All who competed did an amazing job, with the following Earning medals at this event is a huge deal for the students as Waiariki students and staff winning prizes: they can add the accomplishments to their CV or even walk First Place in the Pre-Apprentice away from the event with connections in the industry that could or Apprentice Section: lead to jobs or apprenticeships after graduation. Codie Clarke (Level 3 student, Rotorua) The road to Toque d’Or was not an easy one. Students interested Second Place in the Pre-Apprentice in competing ﬁrst had to face oﬀ against their own classmates or Apprentice Section: to determine who would go to Auckland. Then they spent many Naoko Mora (Level 4 student, Rotorua) hours practicing with Bart Vosse, Chef Lecturer, and Thomas Second Place in the Avant-garde Section: George, Coordinator, Hospitality Management. The students Nga Tangimetua (Level 3 student, Tokoroa had to learn how to cook and serve six portions of a three- Fourth Place in the Avant-garde Section: course meal within two and a half hours. Mere Popata (Level 3 student, Tokoroa) Preparing for and competing in an event such as this can also very Second Place in the Senior Stylist Urban Night Hair character- and confidence-building for these young adults, says Mr George. Section: There is also an element of adventure, something which Ms Donna Dawson (lecturer) Hamilton enjoyed. “It was exciting, it was diﬀerent to what I’m used Katherine Hamilton waits patiently as Laetitia Haines and Matt Cotterill to doing, I learnt so much, and we had lots of fun.” plate up the dessert she’ll be serving to her Toque d’Or guests. PA G E 8 | waiariki today w w w. w a i a r i k i . a c . n z For Sale: Student-built homes ready to go under the hammer In a few months, carpentry students in Taupo will see their hard work pay oﬀ – literally. The three-bedroom house that they started in March and have built from the ground up will be sold for relocation to recoup the material costs for Waiariki. The process of building a re-locatable home and then selling it is new this year to Waiariki Level 4 Certiﬁcate in Carpentry students at the Rotorua, Taupo and Tokoroa campuses. Rather Waiariki’s than working on smaller projects like rooﬁng a house, adding a deck, or remodelling, this type of project really lets students take full ownership of a computing services project, seeing it through from beginning to end. “It gives the students so much more understanding to what we do in the classroom,” says Jeremy Bryce, Tutor, Carpentry. “It gives Waiariki’s computer network and services them the opportunity to be involved in the have grown tremendously in the last 24 building process from the ground up.” months. Here are some fun facts and ﬁgures about the region-wide system that supports The students also get a real feel for life as a Waiariki students and staff: construction worker by spending a full eight- hour day once a week on site, seeing this project Rain or shine, the carpentry students put in a full day of work each week on the building site. • Internet access is free for all students through regardless of the weather. and staff themselves available if a forklift is required, because all of the work is done using hand tools. The house’s temporary lot is in a previously • The computer network consists of more providing the trusses and other assistance as No nail guns or electric saws pounding and unused area on the property of Woodside Frame than 1,000 computers and 100 laptops needed,” Mr Bryce says. grinding away. “It makes them really appreciate & Truss in Taupo who have oﬀered the site the portable saws and everything when they • More than 500 computers are available for free of charge. “Woodside has been very, very Visitors to the worksite will notice how start their apprenticeships. Plus, this keeps them students to utilise for their education supportive of Waiariki and the project, making relatively quiet it is. That, explains Mr Bryce, is moving and thinking, that’s my objective.” • 80 servers provide computer services • 14 sites throughout the region have Art exhibition “Untitled 1” scores a hat-trick of awards Waiariki computing services • An average of 40 students use their own celebrates Waiariki has been a proud sponsor or and competitor in Rotorua Wearable Creations ’n laptops on Waiariki Wi-Fi at any one time • 50,000km of computer cabling creativity Colour Awards for the past four years. As a sponsor of the Youth section, Waiariki • 2,000 computer outlets • 400 phones celebrates and promotes the creativity of • 4km of ﬁbre optic cable If you’ve got a blank wall calling out for our community’s youth, and invests in the something original and beautiful, be sure to visit • 115,500 keyboard buttons conﬁdence and self-esteem the experience Waiariki’s Mokoia Campus for instils in our future leaders. • Up to 850 people access eCampus daily the chance to purchase one-of-a-kind student art. • More than 150 software applications are Waiariki congratulates Western Heights High delivered to users on the Waiariki network An exhibition by the Diploma in Art and School students Robbie Whyte and Zoe Stephenson who won not only their category, • 60% of tutorial applications are now Design (Advanced) students will open on but also the Colourful Concepts Most virtualised using Microsoft Application November 4 in the I Block (main reception Virtualization Technology Colourful Design, and the overall Supreme building) atrium. Past exhibits by the Level Award. The prize for the Supreme Award • More than 200 gigabytes of internet data is 7 students have resulted in buyers eager to includes an overseas travel package valued at accessed by students and staff monthly scoop up pieces large and small, so get in more than $20,000. • More than 150 gigabytes of data is sent quickly if you are looking to start or add to between Waiariki’s ﬁve main sites weekly “Untitled 1” was inspired by Japanese your collection of unique art. contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, • More than 15,000 emails are sent to valid “It’s going to be a fascinating exhibition “representing a world watched from the Waiariki addresses daily; about 70% of which will celebrate the creativity and inside and out, a statement of alienation and these are spam, and are blocked judgement.” The costume was modelled by • More than 100,000 additional spam emails hard work they have put in all year,” says Ngatai Bennett and really came alive under each day are addressed to invalid Waiariki Don Overbeay, Coordinator, Creative Arts. the ultraviolet lights and through movement addresses “We have students working at a high level of the costume. of accomplishment in a wide range of art • More than 500 job tickets are completed Two Waiariki teams entered this year. A team by Helpdesk monthly mediums, so it really will be a highlight for of staﬀ, students and friends of Te Wānanga a the creative arts at Waiariki.” • Eight staff support this network. Ihenga entered the Group section with their Open To The Public: creation called “Poi E”. George Fisher created The display will open to the public weekdays “Knight to Night” for the Enviro Art section. from Thursday, November 4 through Thursday, The costume, made from recyclable plastic You can see why “Untitled 1” also won the Most November 18 in the atrium in I Block (main items including milk bottles and a hub cap, was Colourful Design award, transforming from an reception building) at Waiariki’s Mokoia Campus modelled by Cristy Molloy. overall white to electric blue under special lighting. from 8.30am to 4.30pm. * *Conditions apply 0800 924 274 waiariki today | PA G E 9 News Snippets Stepping Stones Working in partnership with secondary schools Secondary School Liaison Jamie Onekawa 07 346 8858 • email@example.com • Promoting ﬁtness and supporting charity. This was Waiariki’s fourth year participating Celebrating student success in the K-Swiss Rotorua Ekiden, entering 18 teams of six relay racers (most of which Former Rotorua Lakes High School student hours. They’ve got more conﬁdence in me are pictured above) and supporting Heart Katherine Hamilton is motivated, outgoing now, I’m training new staﬀ, and teaching Children New Zealand. and likes to stay busy. room services and the basics of serving. If anyone has a problem during the functions, I “I’ve always gotta have something to do,” says • Going global. Staﬀ members throughout the have to handle it.” the conﬁdent 18-year-old. year have travelled to a number of countries to Wanting to keep her job and stay in Rotorua promote Waiariki to prospective international Since the tender age of 13 she has created after high school, Katherine enrolled on students, trade information, create and modelled her own costume yearly for the Diploma in Hospitality Management partnerships in education, or for professional the Rotorua Wearable Creations ’n Colour at Waiariki in February this year. It should Awards. Not only does the costume require development. Chile, India, China, Mexico, come as no surprise that she signed up for hours of work and energy from inception to U.S., Turkey, France and Indonesia have been another way to test her mettle: as the ‘front creation, but also the nerve to get up on stage some of the destinations. of house’ representative in the national and model it in front of judges and hundreds Nestle Toque d’Or competition in Auckland. of people – for three shows. No surprise • Celebration of song. Waiariki is the proud Katherine has won twice in her category. The many long hours practicing with host of the Māori Song Competition in Thomas George, Coordinator, Hospitality At Lakes High, Katherine was an avid the Waiariki Institute of Technology New Management, and studying her competition hockey player, playing for ﬁrst 11 hockey as Zealand Aria. The competition will take manual for silver service “page by page well as second 11 hockey when they needed place in Tangatarua Marae, Mokoia Campus, and front to back” – while simultaneously it, plus helped out with coaching, subbing 10am, Sunday, October 31. Enjoyable for all creating her Wearables costume – paid oﬀ in and umpiring. ages. Gold coin entry. dividends. Despite her initial uncertainty, the She spent one school year in the U.S. as an judges had only one negative comment and exchange student, enjoying the time spent awarded her the silver medal for service. • International endorsement. Waiariki with a family in New Mexico. has been conﬁrmed as a City & Guilds “I surprised myself. I thought I made a lot of approved centre for hairdressing training In October last year, Katherine began mistakes but I guess I didn’t.” and has been granted approval to oﬀer the working at Rydges Rotorua as a waitress but She’s got so much experience already being City & Guilds International Vocational has quickly been given more responsibility, watched and judged, presenting excellent Qualiﬁcations in hairdressing. The content moving up to bar tender, trainer and one guest service and communications skills, all and practical requirements for the City & of the staﬀ members to share set up and the while maintaining poise and a smile. Guilds IVQ Diploma/Advanced Diploma supervising of banquet functions. During After earning her two-year diploma, what’s the special functions particularly, she must in Hairdressing have been incorporated into next for this go-getter? ensure all goes well for up to 170 visitors Katherine Hamilton is a former Rotorua Lakes High Waiariki’s hairdressing qualiﬁcations. attending the dinners and cultural shows. “I want to go on and do event coordinating School student studying toward the Diploma in so one day I can run a show like Wearable Hospitality Management at Waiariki. • Investment in quality. Watch for ground “When I ﬁrst started I was not allowed Arts or any sort of big fashion event.” breaking and work crews to begin construction behind the bar, but now I’m working happy in January 2011on a new building for 201 Pro 1 classrooms, oﬃces and theatre going up next to and spectu Care s MARK YOUR CALENDAR Tangatarua Marae on Mokoia Campus, and a er G 201 uide 1P new wood testing building on Waipa campus. rosp See story on page 6. ctus e and Care • It’s never too soon to learn. A group of 18 Waiariki semester dates for 2011: er G uid inquisitive three-year-olds from Earlybirds Semester 1: 14 February – 17 June* Semester 2: 11 July – November 18* e Educare (Rotorua), their parents and *Some courses may vary teachers visited Waiariki’s School of Nursing Wa iari and Health Studies. The youngsters were NEWS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS ki In sti most interested by the mannequins and tute skeleton in the science laboratory. Early enrolment is 2011 Prospectus of Te hno c vital for school leavers and Career Guide l • Important Waiariki dates: Semester 2 Waiariki’s new prospectus is out now! It is your w journ aiari If you haven’t enrolled yet for courses at Waiariki in ey to k succ i (2010) wraps up on November 19. Semester your guide for qualiﬁcations in 2011. A new ess rotoru 1 (2011) commences Monday, February 14. 2011, it is imperative to start the process as soon as a | ta upo | toko feature in this year’s book is the information roa | whaka tane possible. Changes in government funding to tertiary on careers in each section, providing ideas for your Stepp • Take a break. All Waiariki campuses and institutes and universities now means places are future and the study pathways that could take you Your pathw ay to ing Stone satellite locations will be closed during the limited and ﬁlling very quickly. y d there. Call in to any Waiariki campus for a copy today. succe ss s Christmas holidays from December 24, and So, even if you qualify under the Free Fees scheme, re-open on January 5. it’s never been more important to enrol early and Stepping Stones: arrange your student loan through StudyLink Your Pathway to Success to secure your place. Please refer to the enclosed The 2011 Stepping Stones booklet for secondary dary information card for new admission regulations, or ow. school principals and career advisors is out now. call Waiariki. The booklet lists the STAR and Gateway funded ed tertiary courses available for secondary school students next year. Contact Jamie Onekawa, secondary school liaison, for a copy today: 07 346 8858 or firstname.lastname@example.org. PA G E 1 0 | waiariki today w w w. w a i a r i k i . a c . n z Academy of Sport – Pushing the sporting envelope WORLD CHAMPION KAYAKERS TERTIARY CHALLENGE TROPHY RECLAIMED Waiariki-backed paddlers Johann Roozenburg, Mike Dawson, and Sam Sutton Scott Green, Ollie Shaw, Andrew Newton, and Carl Jones (Waiariki Titans) • Kayak Team World Championship winners, Italy, July 2010 • The Grinder Tertiary Challenge Trophy against BOP Polytechnic is safe with Waiariki for another year. MOUNTAIN BIKING WORLD ATHLETE PREPARATION WAIARIKI ATHLETES ON INJURIES THE DOWNSIDE CHAMPIONSHIPS • Ollie Shaw goes through his pre-race routine THE WORLD STAGE OF BEING AN ATHLETE • Samara Sheppard on her way to a Top before Xterra New Zealand 2010 • Luuka Jones and Lou Jull in Canoe Slalom • Monique Avery’s low back disc injuries put 15 (11th) ﬁnish at MTB Worlds 2010 in • Ollie competed over the weekend at Xterra World Cup Opening Ceremony in Germany paid to her defence of Xterra World title Canada Worlds, Hawaii • Both athletes were semi-ﬁnalists in world • Paddler Mike Dawson missed World Cup • Best ever XC-MTB result by a Kiwi stage events in 2010 racing with an identical injury, but recovered to make the semis at Canoe Slalom World Champs 2010 Apply NOW for the Academy of Sport 2011 Applications close 30 November 2010. Call 0800 924 274 or visit waiariki.ac.nz 0800 924 274 waiariki today | PA G E 1 1 In 2010 the iPad and simillar technology revolutionised 'reading' forever - are you skilled enough to make the most of what comes next? ENROL on one of these NEW computing based qualiﬁcations in 2011! • Graduate Diploma of Computing • Diploma in Computing, Communications and Technology Level 7 and Technology Level 6 • Bachelor of Computing, Communications • Diploma in Computing, Communications and Technology Level 7 and Technology Level 5 • Diploma in Information Technology Level 6 ENROL NOW * FOR 2011! Call 0800 924 274 or visit waiariki.ac.nz *Conditions apply Give your career the right TWIST! The cube is a universal icon, a symbol of creativity, design and perfection. It is designed to make you think and make choices – a bit like choosing your career and study options. Make the best choice by enrolling at Waiariki Institute of Technology and choose from a wide range of certiﬁcates, diplomas, degrees and postgraduate qualiﬁcations. Hurry, places for 2011 are limited and ﬁlling fast!
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