Rotorua | Taupo | Tokoroa | Whakatane Issue 12 October 2010
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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
commitment is a strong reminder that our iconic lakes are in
exciting new qualiﬁcations 201 “h.” As Chair of the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission,
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many ways central to the country’s tourism industry. he paved the way to engage in large scale export opportunities
on offer, as well as Care s
Land and Water Forum report with China and other Asian countries.
the time-tested, high
Last week this profound report was launched in Wellington The other is Jim Nicholls, Deputy Chair of the New Zealand
at the Beehive. We, the Iwi Forum Leaders, were aﬀorded
quality favourites for
or Māori Council. His work among his Ngati Maru/Hauraki
the opportunity to present our initial thoughts to the
people including iwi around the country will be presented
which the institute is
Minister for the Environment, Hon Dr Nick Smith. In in the next edition of Waiariki Today. Let me acknowledge
attendance were the Minister of Māori Aﬀairs, Hon Dr these two icons in a traditional way:
known. Certiﬁcates, , P
Pita Sharples, and Associate Minister of Māori Aﬀairs and
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Minister of Courts, Hon Georgina te Heuheu.
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The report was viewed by the Iwi Forum as being profound Kua tangi te tetere whakamutunga ki a korua,
and positive for several reasons: Kua karangahia ake e Te Matua ki te kainga tupu
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stakeholders involved; Haere, okioki, moe mai ra.
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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
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
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.
“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
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
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
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.
“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.
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
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
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
Top tips for lighting
region and is very proud to be on board with
this initiative which is based on partnerships
between secondary schools, tertiary institutions,
industry training organisations and employers. Whether your home is large or small you
The new Eastern Bay of Plenty Trades will want it to feel light and welcoming in
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.
Four lucky people throughout the region
won prizes worth approximately $300
each for completing Waiariki’s Graduate
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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
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
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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Working in partnership with secondary schools
Secondary School Liaison Jamie Onekawa
07 346 8858 • firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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
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
classrooms, oﬃces and theatre going up next to and spectu
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Tangatarua Marae on Mokoia Campus, and a er G
new wood testing building on Waipa campus.
See story on page 6.
• It’s never too soon to learn. A group of 18 Waiariki semester dates for 2011:
inquisitive three-year-olds from Earlybirds Semester 1: 14 February – 17 June* Semester 2: 11 July – November 18*
Educare (Rotorua), their parents and *Some courses may vary
teachers visited Waiariki’s School of Nursing
and Health Studies. The youngsters were NEWS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS
most interested by the mannequins and
skeleton in the science laboratory. Early enrolment is 2011 Prospectus
vital for school leavers and Career Guide
• Important Waiariki dates: Semester 2 Waiariki’s new prospectus is out now! It is your w
If you haven’t enrolled yet for courses at Waiariki in ey to k
(2010) wraps up on November 19. Semester your guide for qualiﬁcations in 2011. A new ess
1 (2011) commences Monday, February 14.
2011, it is imperative to start the process as soon as a | ta
feature in this year’s book is the information roa |
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
satellite locations will be closed during the limited and ﬁlling very quickly. y d
there. Call in to any Waiariki campus for a copy today.
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 email@example.com.
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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
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
Apply NOW for the Academy of Sport 2011
Applications close 30 November 2010. Call 0800 924 274 or visit waiariki.ac.nz
0800 924 274 waiariki today
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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
Call 0800 924 274 or visit waiariki.ac.nz
Give your career
the right TWIST!
The cube is a universal icon, a symbol of creativity, design
and perfection. It is designed to make you think and make choices –
a bit like choosing your career and study options.
Make the best choice by enrolling at Waiariki Institute of Technology and
choose from a wide range of certiﬁcates, diplomas, degrees and postgraduate
Hurry, places for 2011 are limited and ﬁlling fast!