Exhibition art stations for all ages
20 Jan 2023, 2 min read
Talk about a juggling act! Suzanne Voice spent the final stages of her Graduate Diploma in Design working on a very special project — preparing interactive exhibitions for the exhibition “Ka mua, ka muri: Walking backwards into the future”, which recently opened at Tūhura, Otago Museum.
Student-built house heads to Catlins
19 Jan 2023, 2 min read
An Otago Polytechnic student-built house has gone to a good home – the Catlins site of the Otago Youth Adventure Trust.
Design learner has double reason to celebrate
15 Dec 2022, 1 min read
As Otago Polytechnic student Stefan Savage-Mason prepares to graduate on Friday 16 December, he has another reason to feel a sense of accomplishment.
/ Central Otago Campus
Rotary scholarship boosts learner’s growth cycle
15 Dec 2022, 3 min read
Otago Polytechnic learner Leah Purchase has received a Rotary scholarship aimed at encouraging her into further study and, possibly, a long-term career in the horticulture industry in Central Otago.
Around 500 to attend Otago Polytechnic graduation
14 Dec 2022, 2 min read
Around 500 graduands will attend two Otago Polytechnic’s Graduation ceremonies at the Dunedin Town Hall on Friday, 16 December.
Otago Polytechnic leads the way with 2023 HRNZ Award nominations
12 Dec 2022, 2 min read
Laura Warren, Manukura Tuarua – Ara Takata | Deputy Chief Executive: People, Culture & Safety has been named as a finalist for the Leadership Award.
/ Te Pūkenga
Te Pūkenga DCE role 'exciting and humbling'
1 Dec 2022, 3 min read
Otago Polytechnic Executive Director Dr Megan Gibbons has been appointed Deputy Chief Executive: Academic Centre and Learning Systems of Te Pūkenga.
Charity House Auction a success
22 Nov 2022, 3 min read
Otago Polytechnic’s annual Charity House Auction, held on Saturday 19 November, raised $110,000 for a range of community groups.
Learner's Collections '22 garments explore fashion obsessions
16 Nov 2022, 3 min read
Otago Polytechnic learner Sidney North has travelled from the time of the Incas to more recent fashion obsessions to arrive at her latest collection, which will be on display as part of Student Showcase this week.
Design learner digs beneath the surface
15 Nov 2022, 2 min read
Otago Polytechnic learner Best Apisit certainly likes to keep himself busy.
Charity House open homes set to begin
26 Oct 2022, 4 min read
As Otago Polytechnic prepares for its 15TH annual Charity House Auction on 19 November, it will hold the first in a series of open homes on Thursday, 27 October.
/ Social Services
Rachel Dibble wins Ako Award
26 Oct 2022, 3 min read
Otago Polytechnic Lecturer Rachel Dibble has won a Te Whatu Kairangi –Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Educator Award for 2022.
Otago Polytechnic claims three medals in Best Design Awards
10 Oct 2022, 3 min read
Congrats to Vincent Egan, Georgia Pope and Emily MacKenzie for winning medals in the Best Design Awards 2022.
Otago Polytechnic helps community group with innovative recycling solution
28 Sep 2022, 4 min read
Otago Polytechnic has worked with a Dunedin community group to come up with an innovative solution to recycling milk bottle tops.
More than 300 to attend Otago Polytechnic "catch-up" graduation
15 Sep 2022, 1 min read
More than 300 graduands will attend Otago Polytechnic’s Graduation ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall on Thursday, 22 September.
Ceremony marks raising of Māori flag at Otago Polytechnic
13 Sep 2022, 2 min read
Tears, cheers, haka and waiata greeted the permanent raising of the Tino Rangatiratanga flag at Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin campus today, Monday 12 September.
Ceremony to mark raising of Māori flag at Otago Polytechnic
8 Sep 2022, 2 min read
Otago Polytechnic will hold a ceremony to mark the raising of the Tino Rangatiratanga flag at its Dunedin Campus on Monday 12 September.
Otago Polytechnic wins at 2022 Diversity Awards NZ
1 Sep 2022, 1 min read
Otago Polytechnic’s ongoing efforts to be an inclusive workplace and organisation have been recognised at a national level.
Otago Polytechnic continues to play leading role in Dunedin economy
30 Aug 2022, 3 min read
Otago Polytechnic has contributed almost a billion dollars to the Dunedin economy over the past five years.
/ Dunedin Campus
Otago Polytechnic resumes hosting Japanese learners
25 Aug 2022, 1 min read
Otago Polytechnic is excited to welcome back students from Japan’s International College of Technology this week.
Otago Polytechnic has multiple finalists in Best Design Award
24 Aug 2022, 3 min read
Eight Otago Polytechnic projects have been named in the finals of the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards.
New Pathways for Viticulture and Horticulture Proving Popular
18 Aug 2022, 3 min read
Tailored learning opportunities in Central Otago provide unique experiences in the wine industry.
A magnificent flying machine
17 Aug 2022, 1 min read
Tears, cheers and applause greeted the inaugural flight of an Otago Polytechnic student-built plane this week.
Celebrating secondary students’ artistic talents
16 Aug 2022, 1 min read
The Celebrate Art Secondary Schools Art Awards 2022 have attracted a range of exciting and accomplished works.
Otago Polytechnic become part of Te Pūkenga
15 Aug 2022, 1 min read
Otago Polytechnic will become part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, on 1 November, 2022.
Students help put bounce in Nuggets’ season
15 Aug 2022, 1 min read
Otago Polytechnic congratulates the Otago Nuggets, who are National Basketball League champions for the second time in three years.
A passion for the environment
2 Aug 2022, 5 min read
Ross McDonald’s passion for the environment is as broad as his Scottish brogue.
Design students upcycle for charity
20 Jul 2022, 1 min read
A group of resourceful Otago Polytechnic Design students have been rummaging through op-shop shelves as part of an upcycling project for charity.
Finalist in Diversity Works NZ Awards
15 Jul 2022, 3 min read
Otago Polytechnic Ltd has been named as a finalist in the Ngā Āhuatanga o Te Tiriti category of the 2022 Diversity Awards NZ.
Electrical student through to final of Apprentice Challenge
30 Jun 2022, 2 min read
An Otago Polytechnic electrical student has won the Dunedin round of the Master Electricians Apprentice Challenge.
Otago Polytechnic to fly Māori flag
29 Jun 2022, 3 min read
Otago Polytechnic has chosen to fly the Tino Rangatiratanga flag alongside the New Zealand one.
/ Māori & Indigeneity
Mural celebrates Māori connections
22 Jun 2022, 3 min read
A mural celebrating Māori connections with the land aims to uphold the mana of tauira, making them feel more included in the physical space of Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin campus.
/ Food & Hospitality
Otago Polytechnic food event to celebrate rūnaka and Matariki
16 Jun 2022, 2 min read
A group of Otago Polytechnic learners have been hard at work preparing and planning a feast to celebrate Matariki in collaboration with EAT NZ, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākau and Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki.
Raise Your Pulse
10 Jun 2022, 3 min read
The New Dunedin Hospital project has been described as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our city and region. It’s time to consider how to get on board...
Design learners to fore in international competition
8 Jun 2022, 1 min read
Otago Polytechnic School of Design students have shone in an international design competition, Map the System.
/ Central Otago Campus
A more natural way to learn
2 Jun 2022, 4 min read
Central Otago is a recreational paradise, but it offers much more than a travel destination. If you love nature and the outdoors, you can make it your future workplace. You’ll be surprised how many study options you have to get started and begin a career working with nature.
Nursing students' working bee helps Fijian women
23 May 2022, 2 min read
An industrious group of Otago Polytechnic year-3 Bachelor of Nursing tauira have swapped vaccination needles for sewing needles to help women from a Fijian village.
Chief Executive to help judge Otago Sports Awards
27 Apr 2022, 1 min read
Otago Polytechnic Chief Executive Dr Megan Gibbons is one of judges for the annual Otago Sports Awards.
"Crossroads; Childish Adult Stuff" installed in Quad
15 Apr 2022, 4 min read
The latest sculptural installation in Otago Polytechnic’s Four Plinths Project dabbles in the past while pondering the future.
Ceramic works tackle theme of student wellbeing
13 Apr 2022, 1 min read
Dunedin School of art graduate Aaron Obbeek has created ceramic sculptures for four meeting rooms in the Hub.
Carpentry apprentices show off skills
11 Apr 2022, 1 min read
Eager apprentices put their carpentry skills to the test at the New Zealand Certified Builders ITM Apprentice Challenge at the weekend.
/ Game Development
$1.19m boost for Dunedin’s game development sector
14 Dec 2021, 7 min read
Dunedin’s game development sector is ending the year on a high note following a $1.19 million funding allocation from the New Zealand Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE).
First for Otago Polytechnic as academic completes Masters entirely in te reo Māori
13 Dec 2021, 6 min read
Shaun Tahau has created history at Otago Polytechnic, successfully completing a Master of Professional Practice – entirely in te reo Māori.
Otago Polytechnic learner wins architectural award for wetland vision
7 Dec 2021, 3 min read
Charity House raises $115k for community groups
22 Nov 2021, 4 min read
Otago Polytechnic’s annual Charity House auction on Saturday November 20 raised $115,000 for a range of community groups.
Otago Polytechnic Design Lecturer wins national teaching award
25 Oct 2021, 3 min read
Otago Polytechnic Lecturer Hannah Joynt has won an Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award for 2021.