Otago Polytechnic
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24 April 2017

One of our longest serving, best loved staff members retired at Easter after 30 years at Otago Polytechnic.Tasi Lemalu, Otago Polytechnic's Pacific Island Cultu...
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24 April 2017

“I woke up one Tuesday morning and thought ‘What can I do to help today?’”Tyla-Jaide Jones, is only four months into her Midwifery degree and already sh...
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Starts: 4 May 2017

Recycling, reusing, reducing, remodeling, and reselling! Juliet Arnott’s social enterprise ‘Rekindle’ is all about diverting reusable resources from waste...
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24 April 2017

Wanaka residents can now develop their creative flare with the start of night-time art classes, thanks to Otago Polytechnic.Steev Peyroux, Technical Teacher at...
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24 April 2017

Mouth-watering mushrooms, tantalising thyme, flavoursome figs … they’re all there for the foraging in the latest project for Otago Polytechnic’s Central C...
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Starts: 8 May 2017

The Dunedin tertiary institutions will be holding their annual Tertiary Open Day on Monday 8 May 2017.This Open Day is a great opportunity to visit our Dunedin...
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13 April 2017

A group of Central Otago Secondary school boys has joined their collective talent to raise money for New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Campai...
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12 April 2017

Ten Otago Polytechnic Design students are off on the journey of a lifetime to work on collaborative projects with students in Shanghai, China.Communication Desi...
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12 April 2017

Some of Dunedin's top artists will soon receive international recognition when their works are viewed at the Yu Gallery in the Yu Yuan Gardens, Shanghai. About...
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11 April 2017

Dunedin’s reputation as a centre of artistic excellence will soon receive international recognition with an exhibition at the prestigious Yu gallery in Shangh...
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10 April 2017

"I'm just really, really stoked!"Apprentice, Chris McLean, sums up winning the Otago regional final for the 2017 New Zealand Certified Builders Apprentice Chall...
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10 April 2017

Otago Polytechnic has started planning for the future - and has called for tenders on its Campus Development Plan.Chief Executive, Phil Ker, says the plan will...
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6 April 2017

Stitch it, mend it, fix it sew it ... whatever it takes, the crew at 'Unstitched' will teach you how to revigorate old fashion.Unstitched is Dunedin's answer to...
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6 April 2017

This year's international guest designer at iD Fashion Week was full of praise for Fashion Design at Otago Polytechnic.Paulo Melim Andersson lectured at Otago P...
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6 April 2017

An Otago Polytechnic student has been named the NZ Secondary School Girls Young Cricketer of the Year 2016.Bella James is now studying for a Certificate in Appl...
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5 April 2017

Sara Ebadi is a student with the Food Design Institute at Otago Polytechnic.In this Otago Daily Times Lifestyle article, she shows how to make Argentinian flat...
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5 April 2017

An Otago Polytechnic Midwifery Student will draw on all her knowledge when she spends five weeks in Vanuatu on placement in September.Kayla Hazeldine is well aw...
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31 March 2017

For nearly 150 years, Dunedin School of Art has fostered outstanding artists, resourceful graduates and versatile individuals.Otago Polytechnic is now celebrati...
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30 March 2017

An Otago Polytechnic student is helping farmers with a complex and emotional subject - farm succession.For her final year in the Bachelor of Applied Management...
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Starts: 18 March 2017

The Greeks and Romans believed that creativity came from divine spirits.
The latest findings in neuroscience suggest new ideas are the result of networks of...
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29 March 2017

David Green's recent MFA Exhibition, Emergence, at the Dunedin School of Art sparked two collaborations with Trevor Coleman who recently completed his PhD at th...
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28 March 2017

Every year, Otago Polytechnic is pleased to welcome students from all around the world to our campuses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Auckland.
Students e...
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27 March 2017

Otago Polytechnic student takes out the People's Choice Award at the iD International Emerging Designer Awards.Laura Bennett describes her collection, 'A lucid...
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27 March 2017

Kowhai Grove is a community garden on the Taieri.  It grows vegetables, nurtures young people and promotes resilience.Otago Polytechnic supports this venture,...
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27 March 2017

Clive Humphreys is the new interim head of Dunedin Art School. He talks to Bruce Munro from the Otago Daily Times about rubbish trucks, art in these turbulent t...
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27 March 2017

The construction of Otago Polytechnic's student accommodation continues on time as the structure really starts to take shape.The focus continues on the erection...
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23 March 2017

Wunderbar!  Grande!  Eccezionale!  Superbe!It was a multicultural feast of exclamations when four European Journalists visited Otago Polytechnic today.
Th...
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23 March 2017

Otago Polytechnic’s Living Campus team is heading back to basics with a non-motorised push mower. Horticulture Lecturer, Kim Thomas, says the mower has many...
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19 March 2017

You too can forage around Dunedin for all things edible and nice now that a group of Otago Polytechnic students is on the case!The Communication Design students...
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19 March 2017

Otago Polytechnic's international students contributed nearly $17 million to the Otago economy last year.The polytechnic's international student numbers have co...
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19 March 2017

Otago Polytechnic is in partnership with the Dunedin City Council and University of Otago to help students fine employment here.The Work Ready Programme educate...
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19 March 2017

Otago Polytechnic has signed a Predator Free Dunedin Memorandum of Understanding with 18 other organisations.The memorandum aims to create a haven for wildlife...
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17 March 2017

The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust is celebrating the success of its temporary Penguin Hospital this summer.The pop-up hospital, funded by the Trust and housed at Ot...
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14 March 2017

Forty Dunedin high school girls have just found out that tech is best!Year 8 and 9 girls from around Dunedin were invited to attend a morning tea with the self-...
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14 March 2017

From the Land of the Rising Sun, to the Land of the Long White Cloud, a group of 40 students from Kobe and Osaka in Japan are visiting Otago Polytechnic for the...
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13 March 2017

Otago Polytechnic sports analysts are taking over the ANZ Premiership!Of the six teams in this year's national netball competition, four are being analysed by s...
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13 March 2017

Otago Polytechnic enjoyed another successful graduation on Friday.Nearly 400 graduands turned up to be capped, with 480 graduating in absentia.
After pre-gra...
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10 March 2017

Otago Polytechnic Sustainability students recently helped plant natives on Quarantine Island in Otago Harbour.The group of six spent the night on Kamau Taurua (...
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9 March 2017

Experienced veterinary nurses without a formal qualification now have the opportunity to gain one based on their knowledge in the field.Otago Polytechnic ‘s C...
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9 March 2017

“I feel alive every single day!”Charlotte Flaherty’s decision to leave full time work, and sign up for a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) t...
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8 March 2017

A mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease is the inspiration behind a winning art work.Otago Polytechnic Master of Fine Arts student, Fiona van Oyen, has...
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8 March 2017

A group of 17 Logan Park High School students are on the journey of a lifetime … in their own back yard!The group of year 12 and 13s are part of a programme ...
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7 March 2017

When Sasha and Shane Turner move home ... that's exactly what they do!The couple bought last year's Otago Polytechnic Charity House at auction in November.
Y...
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7 March 2017

Otago Polytechnic was congratulated for its help with the national Farmers' Market awards held in Dunedin this month.
The winners of the supreme overall summ...
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6 March 2017

Opening 3 July, HD Skinner Annex, Otago Museum
AN INVITATION TO DUNEDIN ARTISTS AND SCIENTISTS
DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART/UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO SCIENCE SERIES -...
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6 March 2017

13-14 OCT 2017, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART
ART AND REVOLUTION: A SYMPOSIUM
THE SYMPOSIUM will be held at the Dunedin School of Art, Riego Street, Dunedin, on O...
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6 March 2017

Otago Polytechnic graduate, Jacob Ong, has been selected out of 460 applicants to participate in the new GovTech Talent Graduate Programme. The cross-agency pi...
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6 March 2017

The Penguin Hospital, housed at Otago Polytechnic, will close its doors in mid-March.The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust has funded the daily running of hospital, and...
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3 March 2017

While most of us were recovering from Christmas overeating and enjoying the summer break, an Otago Polytechnic nursing student travelled to Nepal to investigate...
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3 March 2017

Otago Polytechnic continues to welcome an increasing number of students to tertiary studies, enjoying a 2.3% gain on enrolments from 2016.Overall, enrolments a...
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3 March 2017

Otago Polytechnic is the first organisation in the world to use the newest sports GPS technology.GPSports has designed the micro-sensor technology and is workin...
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2 March 2017

There were smiles all around as SIGNAL  - the ICT Grad School for the South Island  - opened its doors to sites in Dunedin and Christchurch this week.After tw...
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2 March 2017

Otago Polytechnic student, Jeremey Metherell, had a good excuse for lying around all summer. He calls it product testing … but the reality is he deserved a ...
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2 March 2017

Create and export shipments, bribe politicians and mine Earth of its resources.It's the stuff of despots ... and a Master of Fine Arts student at Otago Polytech...
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1 March 2017

The Penguin Hospital housed at Otago Polytechnic’s Veterinary Nursing School has had 24 yellow-eyed penguins through in the last six weeks. With only 250 bre...
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1 March 2017

In 101 cooking with the Otago Daily Times this week, second year culinary arts student, Sophie McLennan shows how to make a walnut cake using honey as a sweetne...
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1 March 2017

A former Otago Polytechnic art student and her mother have kickstarted their ceramics business by joining a co-operative.Elise Johnston and her mother, Karen Ta...
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28 February 2017

Sustainable practice, community engagement, support for like-minded entities … they’re all embraced by the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Otago Polyt...
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28 February 2017

The first architect to live and work in New Zealand was from Dunedin.  So it’s fitting that, more than 150 years later, the city is offering architectural st...
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28 February 2017

Otago Polytechnic nursing student, Kaz Noiri, spent nearly 70 days walking the length of New Zealand at the end of last year.He walked 4,488,400 steps, and rais...
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28 February 2017

Otago Polytechnic's Hub was a live with designer clothes lovers and bargain hunters this weekend for the iD Dunedin Designer Sale.The sale featured 14 stalls f...
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28 February 2017

SIGNAL, the newly-opened South Island Graduate Network and Laboratories, is described as a 'disruptive ICT grad school' by director Dr Stuart Charters.SIGNAL wa...
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28 February 2017

Otago Polytechnic's Student Accommodation is really taking form now, with the wall panels clicking into place.The most complex part of the building, from a seto...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Starts: 17 March 2017

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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...