Services & Facilities

Everything is here - Campus life and student services

Whether you want to fill your days with adventure, enjoy campus life, experience the programmes that will take you where you want to go, or all of the above – everything is here.

With approximately 7,000 students studying at Waiariki at any one time, we are a big, fun, vibrant family. Our campuses provide you with the services and facilities you need to excel in your studies.

List of services and facilities available at Waiariki

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    Advice and Advocacy

    If you need advice or clarification about Waiariki’s policies or procedures, if you are uncertain about how things work, or if you would like representation or support, look no further than Waiariki Institute of Technology Students’ Association (WITSA). Don’t be shy, our students’ association staffers are here to help....

    View more detail on the Advice and Advocacy information page

  • Automotive Workshop

    Having car problems or need a Warrant of Fitness? Waiariki's automotive workshop guarantees all work and is competitively priced. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment....

    View more detail on the Automotive Workshop information page

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    Banking Machine- cashpoint (ATM)

    The Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has a banking machine on Mokoia Campus for cash withdrawals, account balances and deposit services....

    View more detail on the Banking Machine- cashpoint (ATM) information page

  • Buddy Programme

    Make friends from around the world! Waiariki’s Mokoia Campus is buzzing with students from all parts of the world. Most are newcomers to New Zealand so why not sign up to be a buddy for one-on-one exchange and support during the study term? Learn more about your buddy’s country and...

    View more detail on the Buddy Programme information page


    Bus Transport

    All enrolled Waiariki students are eligible for free transport to and from Mokoia Campus in Rotorua.Rotorua studentsRotorua students may use their computer-chipped Waiariki student ID card to travel on all Rotorua Cityride routes seven days a week until the card expires (expiration dates may vary and are based on student’s...

    View more detail on the Bus Transport information page

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  • Careers and Employability

    Waiariki assists students in making the transition from study to work. A careers advisor and a job shop coordinator help you think critically about your aspirations and what you can do to enhance your employability. This achieved through:CV and JobSearch seminars; interview training sessions; guest-lecturing upon tutor invitationworkshops in the...

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    The cashier is located in I Block. You can pay your course fees here. The cashier accepts cash, EFTPOS, cheques and major credit cards....

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    Childcare Centre

    Nga Tamariki o Te Waiariki Educare Centre is a privately owned operation situated on Mokoia Campus. The centre offers reasonable rates and Work and Income subsidies are available for fulltime and casual places, plus 20 hours ECE for 3- to 6-year-olds. The centre has two spacious rooms and a large...

    View more detail on the Childcare Centre information page


    Chinese Language Centre

    In conjunction with the Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington, Waiariki has developed a Chinese language centre on Mokoia Campus to teach anyone interested in the language and culture. Min Zhang, from Institute of Technology of Xuzhou, has a master's degree in linguistics and has been teaching Chinese to...

    View more detail on the Chinese Language Centre information page


    Class Rep System

    Waiariki Institute of Technology Students’ Association (WITSA) encourages students to be active participants in the processes and structures of the institute. Students can do this by becoming a class rep! Students who take on this role represent their peers in meetings and discussion forums to help improve the quality of...

    View more detail on the Class Rep System information page

  • Computer Services at Waiariki (CS@W)

    CS@W is a dedicated team, within our IT department, that provide assistance with computer related issues, faults, requests, support, or questions. This service is open to all Waiariki students and staff.If you have trouble with any computer related service (this includes the Waiariki Wi-Fi network), please see the CS@W staff...

    View more detail on the Computer Services at Waiariki (CS@W) information page


    Copy Centre

    The Copy Centre, located in I Block on Mokoia Campus, provides photocopying, printing, binding and laminating services, and sells a variety of paper and card stock – all at discounted rates....

    View more detail on the Copy Centre information page

  • Counselling

    Counselling is available to all students to assist in any area causing stress that is having an effect on their study. Our counsellor can provide confidential help with coping with change, study and work challenges, managing anxiety and stress, family and relationship issues, decision making, drug and alcohol issues, or...

    View more detail on the Counselling information page

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  • Disability Support Services

    The Health Centre at Waiariki supports students and staff with disabilities and impairments such as vision, hearing, medical, mental health, physical mobility, specific learning disabilities and learning difficulties.Most buildings are accessible by ramp, and mobility parking spaces are available close to your place of study. The local bus company runs...

    View more detail on the Disability Support Services information page

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    Hair and Beauty Salons

    Full-service hair salons – one on each campus and one in Rotorua's city centre – provide services at competitive prices. Waiariki Hair, Beauty, Body and Spa is located in Rotorua's city centre and provides services including massages, manicures, pedicures, waxing, and facial treatments during term time. Address:Mokoia Drive, Tihiotonga, Rotorua...

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  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)


    View more detail on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) information page


    Information Centre

    The Information Centre, located in N Block, Mokoia Campus, is your one-stop shop to gathering information and advice on Waiariki qualifications, courses, study options and requirements. Staff are on hand to answer any questions, assist with applications, provide take-home materials and more....

    View more detail on the Information Centre information page

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  • JobShop

    Here at the Waiariki JobShop, we have made a few fantastic changes to make finding employment even easier for YOU, our students!Periodically we will be highlighting the national and regional job opportunities most relevant to you right here!Job vacancy websites and Jobs...

    View more detail on the JobShop information page

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    Learning Advisors

    Waiariki’s team of learning advisors provides free support to all Waiariki students. The team help students to be successful in their studies and achieve their goals. The advisors work in partnership with tutors to identify students at risk and provide the best possible support.Learning advisors can support students to:plan for...

    View more detail on the Learning Advisors information page

  • Library Learning Centre

    The library aims to fully support you with your academic work. The friendly staff can assist with: finding, assessing and evaluating, information in various formats, APA reference assistance, provision of library resources to all, students and staff, computer and technical support, provision of study rooms and spaces in the Learning...

    View more detail on the Library Learning Centre information page

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    Free parking is available on Waiariki campuses in Rotorua, Taupo and Whakatane for students and staff. Parking for people with disabilities is available in designated areas, and your mobility card must be displayed. Visitors’ parking is also available (ask at the reception desk for a visitor’s pass)....

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    On each campus, all student computers are automatically connected to printers on the Waiariki network. After creating a print job, swipe your ID card on one of the student multifunction printers. This will display a list of your print jobs and allow you to print.Sending a print job from your...

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    Student ID Cards

    All enrolled Waiariki students whose fees are paid are provided with a programmed smartcard ID which is used for identity and access to buildings, printing and photocopying, and free bus rides on Rotorua Cityride routes.ID cards must be topped up by students with EFTPOS or credit card using the self...

    View more detail on the Student ID Cards information page

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  • Tangatarua Hall of Residence student accommodation

    Tangatarua Hall of Residence is located next to Waiariki’s Rotorua campus. Situated in a park-like setting with mature landscaping and open spaces, the hall offers students affordable housing within walking distance to your courses on Mokoia Campus. The hall is open to all Waiariki students and offers an ideal alternative...

    View more detail on the Tangatarua Hall of Residence student accommodation information page


    The Melting Pot - student cafe

    Hungry? Thirsty? In need of caffeine?Grab breakfast, lunch or a snack. A delicious variety of fresh food and drinks, including healthy food options and espresso coffees, all at reasonable prices. Plenty of comfy indoor and shaded outdoor seating, too. Cash and EFTPOS accepted....

    View more detail on the The Melting Pot - student cafe information page

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  • Waiariki Community Recreation Centre

    Fit body, fit mind! Waiariki believes a healthy community is a happy and prosperous community. The Waiariki Community Recreation Centre – Te Pūtahi Hākinakina o Waiariki on Mokoia Campus houses a gym and weights room, as well as recreational/social sports leagues and fitness classes. Students are eligible for discounted membership...

    View more detail on the Waiariki Community Recreation Centre information page

  • Waiariki Health Centre

    Our occupational health nurse provides a range of services at Mokoia Campus that are free and confidential, including health screening (i.e., blood pressure, weight, hearing, blood sugar tests), health monitoring and support for medical conditions (i.e., diabetes, hypertension, asthma, epilepsy, etc.), sexual health services, treatment for injuries and wounds, and smoking cessation assistance.


    View more detail on the Waiariki Health Centre information page

  • Waiariki Institute of Technology Students' Association (WITSA)

    Your friends on campus - students supporting studentsOur mission is to represent the issues and concerns of all members at a local, regional and national level.Representation - Making sure your voice countsWelfare - Looking after mind, body and soulExperience - Making the most of your membershipWaiariki Institute of Technology Students’...

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Page last updated: 21 Oct 2015