Waiariki Institute of Technology supports local stakeholders and industry by sponsoring events and organisations that enrich the lives of our community members.
Waiariki Institute of Technology New Zealand Aria
The Waiariki Institute of Technology New Zealand Aria competition is one of Australasia’s most prestigious singing competitions. The event, in its current format, has been held annually for the past 14 years. Formerly known as the Rotorua Lockwood Aria, the competition offers life-changing opportunities to entrants and has launched the careers of some fine young singers.
Rotorua Hospitality Awards
Sponsor Level: Associate
The Rotorua Hospitality Awards is the region’s premier hospitality awards. They celebrate and recognise everything and everyone that is hospitality; from the front of house team to the kitchen crew; from baristas to bar stars; from restaurants, bars to top industry personalities.
The Rotorua Hospitality Awards salute hospitality excellence and all the great things that this industry offers in Rotorua and are presented by The Restaurant Association of NZ.
Bay of Plenty Rugby Union - Steamers
Sponsor Level: Match Day sponsor
Location: Bay of Plenty
Waiariki is a proud sponsor of the Steamers becoming a member of the exclusive “Back of Jersey Club “ sponsoring Jersey No. 13 and we were the Match Day sponsor for their first game in Rotorua on 9 August 2008.
Waiariki is proud to support the Steamers at a national level through the Air New Zealand Cup.
Bay of Plenty Sports Awards
Sponsor Level: Waiariki is the Official Naming Rights sponsor of the event for 2008 and 2010.
Waiariki is the Category sponsor for both the Secondary Sportsman of the Year and the Secondary Sportswoman of the Year in 2009 and 2011.
The sponsorship is being done in partnership with Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.
This is an opportunity for Waiariki to support sporting excellence within the region and to profile the Waiariki Academy of Sport.
Rotorua Chamber of Commerce
Sponsor Level: Gold sponsors
The Rotorua Chamber of Commerce acts as a voice to local and national government and our relationship with the chamber is important as it provides the platform to network and communicate with the stakeholders in the regions.
Rotorua Westpac Business Excellence Awards
Sponsor Level: Apprentice of the Year Award
Rotorua Golf Club
One of New Zealand's leading golf courses
Situated in picturesque Whakarewarewa, Arikikapakapa is a full 18 hole all-weather links-style golf course with easy walking and an excellent Golfing layout.
Waiariki is proud to have formed partnerships with Industry Training Organisations (ITOs), industry representatives and tertiary
institutions throughout New Zealand.
These partnerships allow Waiariki to make the most of available resources and
information that help strengthen our teaching, and increase the quality of our curriculum and our services.
- The University of Canterbury
- The University of Auckland
- Lincoln University
- The University of Waikato
National and International Tertiary Organisations
- Agriculture ITO
- Bay of Plenty Polytechic
- Istituto di Moda Burgo
- Te Whare Aronui o Tuwharetoa
- QE HEalth
- Te Puia
- Waipa Trust