Waiariki Institute of Technology
Waiariki is the key tertiary provider in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, centrally located on the North Island.
Between 6,000 and 10,000 New Zealand and approximately 800 international students come to Waiariki each year for diplomas, degrees, graduate and postgraduate qualifications. They graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to become successful and start their careers.
The student population on Waiariki’s campuses is diverse. Students from many places such as India, South America, Japan, China, Fiji, Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka and others come to Waiariki for their tertiary education. The friendly, caring, professional staff of Waiariki’s International Centre speak a number of languages, provide excellent pastoral care, and assist international students throughout their studies here.
Waiariki is distinctly bicultural, with a holistic commitment to strengthening and supporting Māori and non-Māori students and staff. All new students and staff are formally welcomed to the institute during a traditional pohiri (Māori welcome ceremony), and Tangatarua Marae becomes an integral part of their Waiariki experience.
Waiariki Academy of Sport, modelled on New Zealand Academy of Sport, recognises the talents of our young, local athletes and provides an environment where they can prioritise their sport while also gaining a valuable tertiary qualification. The academy has trained world-champion and Olympic athletes who compete around the globe.Waiariki Academy of Singing and Music is similarly structured, providing guidance and support to young musicians while they study. A certificate and a diploma in music and performance are also offered.
We seek to be a welcoming and caring institution which reflects manaakitanga and whānaungatanga.
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.
Waiariki council groups and senior management profiles
Waiariki has four main campuses. Mokoia, Taupo, Tokoroa and Whakatane Campus.
Waiariki marae located on Mokoia Campus
The centre supports courses associated with the forestry and timber industries.
Page last updated: 03 Dec 2013