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                                          Rotorua | Taupo | Tokoroa | Whakatane Issue 12 October 2010                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Kia Ora                                                    Tihiōtonga te maunga
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             commitment is a strong reminder that our iconic lakes are in
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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!


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                                                 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.


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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.


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                                                                    $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).



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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

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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.



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                                                                  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 moana.petre@waiariki.ac.nz.
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.



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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.




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   News Snippets
                                                            Stepping Stones
                                                              Working in partnership with secondary schools
                                                                                                        Secondary School Liaison Jamie Onekawa
                                                                                                      07 346 8858 • jamie.onekawa@waiariki.ac.nz



• 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
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• Important Waiariki dates: Semester 2                                                                       Waiariki’s new prospectus is out now! It is          your      w
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                                                    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
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  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 jamie.onekawa@waiariki.ac.nz.




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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
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     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



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