Why Waiariki Institute of Technology?
In addition, the name is appropriate because of the region’s distinctive thermal activity. Waiariki Institute of Technology provides up-to-date and relevant vocational training in key industries such as forestry, tourism, hospitality, and the trades, which are vital to our region’s growth and success.
Why choose a degree from rewaiariki?
Waiariki delivers applied learning at degree, diploma and certificate levels in technical, vocational and professional fields. There are excellent employment opportunities for graduates. Waiariki’s courses and qualifications have been developed specifically to meet the needs of students, industry and the community.
When did Waiariki Community College open?
1978: On 1 April 1978, Waiariki Community College was established and it was officially opened by then-Minister of Education, the Hon. L.W. Gandar, on 21 June 1978 2016: On 1 May 2016 Waiariki Institute of Technology and Bay of Plenty Polytechnic merged and became Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.
When did Waiariki Polytechnic become a polytechnic?
By the time Waiariki Community College changed its name to Waiariki Polytechnic in 1987, it was the largest polytechnic outside of the main city centres. Forestry training was also added to the range of courses following the demise of the New Zealand Forest Service in 1987.
What type of accommodation is available at Waiariki University?
The other accommodation option is flatting (sharing a house with others) that you would arrange through a private rental accommodation agency. Waiariki has recently purchased a holiday park next door to the campus and future plans include on-site student accommodation.
What does the name Waiariki mean?
The name Waiariki, “water of the gods”, was chosen to emphasise the regional nature of the institute and also because the name had significant meaning for the large Maori population. The Waiariki area corresponds closely with that of the Waiariki Maori land district.