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  • Whitireia students win beauty prizes

     Two Whitireia Community Polytechnic beauty students are off to a good start in the industry after winning prizes in a nationwide competition for make-up artists.Tha Lam was the Kāpiti Coast winner... read more
  • Students see health care up close

    Whitireia Community Polytechnic believes a close-up look at operating theatres and medical procedures might encourage Porirua and Kāpiti high school students to take up a career in the health... read more
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    James is off to a flying start

    It isn’t flying that’s the big challenge for James Forward these days. It's convincing people twice his age that he can teach them to fly.James, who turned 21 last week, is New Zealand’s youngest... read more
  • Call Centre students survey polytech graduates

    Whitireia Community Polytechnic has come up with a smart way of encouraging its graduate students to respond to a survey – it has put its current Call Centre students on to the job. The response rate... read more
  • Students get a Swiss connection

    Living and studying in a picturesque Swiss lakeside village has just become a reality for Hospitality students enrolling at Whitireia Community Polytechnic.On Monday (21 November) the polytechnic... read more
  • A career down the drain

    The first graduates from Whitireia Community Polytechnic’s new plumbing course are about to head down the drain and on to the roof. Six of the eight students in this year’s pre-apprenticeship course... read more
  • Family computer courses have a new home

    Twenty-seven Porirua families on the latest Computers in Homes course are learning their cyber skills from a new base in Porirua East. The evening classes, part of the e-Learning Porirua project... read more
  • Whitireia adds business savvy to arts degree

    A new applied arts degree being launched by Whitireia Community Polytechnic will show students how to take a creative idea and launch it in the real world. The degree has gained final approval by an... read more
  • East meets West for dinner

    For six months of this year, Whitireia Community Polytechnic chef-tutor John Hancock worked at the World Expo in Japan presenting some of the best meals New Zealand produce could provide. But when... read more
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    Whitireia to expand its Kāpiti campus

    Whitireia Community Polytechnic plans to boost the profile of its Kāpiti campus, increase student numbers and offer a greater range of courses from its State Highway 1 base at Lindale. Now that... read more

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