Otago Polytechnic
Nanjing

10 February 2017

Eleven staff and students from Nanjing Institution of Technology in China are spending four weeks on a study short course at Otago Polytechnic.They’re studyin...
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Starts: 28 February 2017

by Michael Greaves28 February - 2 March,10.00am-4.00pm. Opening Tuesday 28 February, 5.00PM-7.00PM
Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Ground floor, Riego Stree...
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27 February 2017

Dunedin Businesses lined up to take a swing at education on Friday!Twenty-four teams of four took part in The Otago Polytechnic Education Golf Open.
The tou...
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27 February 2017

Peninsula Beach Road, near Port Chalmers, is as beautiful as the words it inspired.And those words are now printed in perpetuity - scattered along a two kilomet...
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24 February 2017

Otago Polytechnic Students' Association President, Dylan Mead, says OWeek is an opportunity for students to get to meet each other and break the ice.Dylan is st...
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23 February 2017

I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike! Otago Polytechnic has gone all spokes and handlebars this month with the Aotearoa Bike Challenge.
Staff ta...
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22 February 2017

Otago Polytechnic’s midwifery programme is well known throughout the world.  This international recognition was celebrated this week with the visit of 12 Jap...
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22 February 2017

The Qingyuan Education Commission and Qingyuan Polytechnic recently visited Otago Polytechnic.Following the signing of a 'Friendly City Relationship' with Duned...
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22 February 2017

One of Otago Polytechnic's new Occupational Therapy students, Bailley Unahi, is giving back to the community that stepped up for her when she needed it.
The...
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21 February 2017

Otago Polytechnic is gearing up to celebrate its Rainbow Tick.It is the first Institute of Technology and Polytechnic (ITP) in New Zealand and one of the first...
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21 February 2017

Otago Polytechnic Central Campus in Crowell is planning a new programme in brewing beer.Marketing Manager, Melanie Kees, says the new qualification would begin...
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21 February 2017

The picture-perfect scenery and work-perfect study at Otago Polytechnic's Central Campus are drawing more and more people seeking a lifestyle change.Student num...
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20 February 2017

Paul Newman was over Auckland's fast-paced life.  He needed a change, and decided that would be at Otago Polytechnic's Central Campus.
The 59 year-old geolo...
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20 February 2017

Otago Polytechnic Central Campus Marketing Manager, Melanie Kees, is leading by example, and is hitting the books ... again!Melanie already has a New Zealand Ce...
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20 February 2017

For six weeks a year, Dr Lisa Argilla practically lives at Otago Polytechnic's School of Veterinary Nursing, tending to sick and injured yellow-eyed penguins.Th...
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20 February 2017

February always brings an influx of students to Dunedin, and the locals are revelling in the vibrancy.
North Dunedin is alive with smiling students lounging...
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17 February 2017

Josie Crawley, Senior Lecturer of Nursing at Otago Polytechnic, recently wrote an article that beautifully captures the heartbreaking reality of losing her fat...
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15 February 2017

Every year we celebrate the achievements of Otago Polytechnic staff with our Staff Excellence Awards.Each winner is awarded a trophy and a professional developm...
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15 February 2017

Otago Polytechnic's Living Campus is the first of its kind in Australasia.  No wonder it draws so much attention!Through Living Campus, we hope to raise awaren...
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15 February 2017

Otago Polytechnic is proudly flying the rainbow flag.It is the first Institute of Technology and Polytechnic (ITP) in New Zealand and one of the first organisat...
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14 February 2017

Have you ever stopped to wonder why you work where you do?What is that gets you up each morning, out the door, and to your place or work?  Money?  Professiona...
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14 February 2017

Otago Polytechnic’s Central and Dunedin campuses are welcoming over 120 new students to the Otago Secondary Tertiary College. 
Previously known as the T...
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14 February 2017

Dunedin is building on its reputation as being a global centre for education, welcoming interns from Europe.
The students are from several universities in Eu...
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14 February 2017

"Teacher didn't appeal and physio seemed too functional - I'm a people person and I wanted a job that helped people so I decided to find out more about occupati...
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10 February 2017

Otago Polytechnic has awarded its inaugural “Women in IT” scholarship to a self-leading and motivated student.Isabel Ryan is studying for a Bachelor of Info...
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9 February 2017

An impressive majority of graduates from Otago Polytechnic are satisfied with their outcomes from the institution.  94% were satisfied with the quality of the...
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9 February 2017

The Yellow-eyed penguin hospital at Otago Polytechnic’s School of Veterinary Nursing is full with healing hoiho, one is even back for a second visit with Wild...
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Starts: 20 February 2017

Emergence - David Green's video Installation will be open in the Dunedin School of Art Gallery

Exhibition dates 20 -24 February,10.00am-4.00pm
Exhibi...
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7 February 2017

Otago Polytechnic Senior Lecturer in Carpentry, Brian Turner, spent every weekend at the end of last year, teaching local orchard workers from Vanuatu how to bu...
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3 February 2017

Chip bags and softdrinks, fishing tackle and perspex,  these items don't usually conjure up ideas of fashion.  But the textiles at this year's iD Internationa...
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31 January 2017

Build a free-standing wall from foundation to capping using schist stone and basic masonry tools in this weekend course.
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31 January 2017

Our next Food Safety course runs on 9 March 2017. This unit standard is a legal requirement in some workplaces and is recommended for ALL people working, or p...
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31 January 2017

Otago Polytechnic's new $20m+ Student Accomodation is contributing to a building boom in Dunedin.The city has consented more tha $400million worth of constructi...
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30 January 2017

Otago Polytechnic is calling for nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards.The Awards celebrate Otago Polytechnic graduates who have made outstanding...
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20 January 2017

Otago Polytechnic is collaborating with Otago University and the Dunedin City Council to plan for safer streets around Dunedin's education campuses.The emphasis...
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17 January 2017

This summer’s looking a lot brighter for the south's yellow-eyed Penguins/hoiho.  They now have their very own local hospital set up at Otago Polytechnic’s...
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16 January 2017

Southern United football team is aiming for its third consecutive win.  
Player, and Otago Polytechnic graduate, Ross Howard, is determined to help them do...
Running Hawker

11 January 2017

Running Hawker is a mobile culinary business set up by three former Otago Polytechnic students; Mica Doc (from Manilla), Lucy Lu and Wenting Mere Cheung (both f...
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10 January 2017

Check out the range of Short Courses available at Central Campus for 2017. Register your interest now as we will be setting dates soon. Call 0800 765 9276 or Em...
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9 January 2017

Infants sleeping in wahakura (flax bassinets) are relatively safe when compared with bassinets, according to a joint study between Otago Polytechnic and the Un...
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9 January 2017

SIGNAL’s new interim director, Dr Stuart Charters, today begins leading the South Island ICT Graduate School.HIs ultimate goal is to guide New Zealand to a mo...
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6 January 2017

Otago Polytechnic fashion graduate and distinguished alumni, Anna Ross, is shining brighter than her ethically produced nail polish in the business world.
Th...
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5 January 2017

Sally Pairman, former Otago Polytechnic Director of Learning and Teaching and Co-Head of the School of Midwifery, has been chosen to head the International Conf...
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4 January 2017

Dunedin School of Art graduate, Joshua Weeks is about to exhibit at Tennyson Gallery in Napier - depicting the town just after the devastating earthquake in 193...
David Rozado

4 January 2017

Software, developed by Otago Polytechnic IT students and their lecturer, David Rozado, could make a world of difference to people unable to use their arms.The '...
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4 January 2017

Everything's huge about the largest cruise ship to ever visit New Zealand, The Royal Carribbean's Ovation of the Seas.It can host nearly 5000 passengers, has 18...
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22 December 2016

Matt McKay’s had about four hours sleep a night for the last month … there’s simply too much to do.  “When I started my personal training business, I k...
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21 December 2016

Kaz has hit the Cape! Otago Polytechnic student, Kazushi (Kaz) Noiri has completed his 2244km walk from Bluff to Cape Reinga.
The 29 year-old nursing studen...
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19 December 2016

Hospitality is the way to go, with restaurants desperate for staff.The serious shortage has seen renowned Moeraki restaurateur, Fleur O'Sullivan, washing dishes...
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19 December 2016

The prospect of a bleak Christmas has turned into one to remember for the 650 children of Kaikoura.Earthquakes isolated their town, and cut off their physical l...
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19 December 2016

 
Dayna Turnbull graduated with a Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Leadership (Level 5) in Sports Management and Coaching in December 2016.  It has be...
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16 December 2016

Matt McKay’s had about four hours sleep a night for the last month … there’s simply too much to do. “When I started my personal training business, I kn...
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15 December 2016

Otago Polytechnic Art students, Holly Tatom-Cross and Bella Bollinger, have been friends since they were children.  They're both creative; went away to study...
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14 December 2016

Fancy a cricket canape?  A locust latte?  Or perhaps some al dente ants?Protein-filled insects are becoming the new super food, and Otago Polytechnic student,...
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14 December 2016

Southern United Football Club is determined to keep talented footballers in the south by offering scholarships at Otago Polytechnic and Otago University.The six...
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12 December 2016

The construction of Otago Polytechnic’s new 20 million-dollar student accommodation village is running on time, and will soon take form.The village already ha...
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12 December 2016

For 18 years, Paul Christensen worked at Hillside Engineering.  He started straight out of school as a labourer, and worked his way up to team leader.  But Pa...
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12 December 2016

Otago Polytechnic has more than 1400 new graduates after Friday 9 December's double graduation.For the first time, the Polytechnic held two graduation ceremonie...
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8 December 2016

Learn the basics for your career in hospitality with this NEW Cookery Qualification. New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 3...
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8 December 2016

Growsafe Short Course dates have been set for 2017. See the Growsafe Short Course Information Sheet for more information....
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5 December 2016

Otago Polytechnic has awarded two scholarships to training members of the Tongan national rugby squad, hoping to boost the game in the islands.Tongan lead stren...
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1 December 2016

Dunedin School of Art graduate, Kushana Bush, is looking forward to her first major solo public gallery exhibition: The Burning Hours.Kushana's paintings are kn...

1 December 2016

Kushana Bush completed a Bachelor of Arts in painting at Dunedin School of Art in 2004. She has seen developments in her work, which all start with the influenc...
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24 November 2016

Otago Polytechnic is delighted to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Hachinohe College from Japan.This week, Otago Polytechnic welcomed visitors from Japan...
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Starts: 2 April 2017

US SAR

18 August 2016


An American search & rescue team affiliated with the US Air Force has spent two weeks in the mountain ranges of Central Otago on a customised avalanche...
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28 June 2016

GREAT SERIES ON AVALANCHE SAFETY    
 Episode 1: Avalanche awareness and planning.
 
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