Whitireia Community Polytechnic:
As the capital city, Wellington is the heart of New Zealand. It has regular flight connections to all the major cities of the world. The airport is 15 minutes from downtown Wellington and no further than 90 minutes from any part of the region. Wellington enjoys a mild climate, without extremes of hot or cold, with about 2050 hours of sunshine a year.
Whitireia Community Polytechnic is a crown owned tertiary education institution that specialises in hands-on learning in a wide range of subjects, from arts to business and IT, waka ama to teacher training, nursing to trades, and many others. We teach the practical knowledge that gives graduates the best chance of getting the best jobs.
Founded in 1986, Whitireia offers over 130 different courses and programmes, from short courses and introductory level certificates to national diplomas, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate certificates.
Porirua offers extensive services to students, including:
- The Learning Resource Centre
- A well-equipped Library
- The Learning Skills Centre
- Extensive Student Support services
- Facilities for child care, students with disabilities and international students.
The School of Catering and Hospitality operates Te Onepu, a training restaurant, cafe and bar. It is open to the public on a regular basis for evening meals and buffet lunches. Bookings are essential.
The Porirua Campus is Whitireia's largest campus, offering a full range of programmes, with more than 10,000 local and international students studying together in park like surroundings beside the beautiful Porirua Harbour.
Porirua City is about 20 km north from Wellington located around two beautiful harbours. When Kupe the Māori explorer paddled through the harbours many years ago, he described the region as 'the flowing of the two tides' ie. Porirua.
Its population of 50,000 is a unique blend of people from many different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Whitireia has a close partnership with the local Māori people - Ngati Toa. They arrived here from Kawhia in the north some 200 years ago and settled around the two harbours of Porirua, which were once rich in fish and seafood.
The Wellington City Campus sits in the centre of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. You can walk the length of downtown Wellington in 30 minutes, exploring the contrasts of each of the four quarters that make up the heart of Wellington. From shopping arcades to elegant department stores, designer boutiques and local arts and craft, to funky cafes and markets, to elegant civic architecture, and a 24-hour neon playground of bars, cafes and restaurants, downtown Wellington celebrates its compact diversity at every turn.
Perched on the edge of a spectacular harbour, encircled by green, towering hills, Wellington is a stunning and compact city. Vibrant, exciting and cultured, the nation's capital combines the stimulation and sophistication of a big city with the friendliness of a charming village. Wellington has a feast of cultural attractions and its crowning glory is Te Papa Tongarewa, the National Museum of New Zealand. Situated on Wellington's magnificent waterfront, this internationally acclaimed museum combines leading edge technology with traditional exhibits to tell the stories of New Zealand's land and people.
With over 50 museums and galleries, three professional theatres, the headquarters of the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Wellington can truly lay claim to the title Arts and Cultural Capital.
Wellington Airport is the busiest in New Zealand for domestic scheduled flights and is only 10 minutes drive from central Wellington. Wellington has more restaurants, bars and cafes per head than New York, with over 300 eateries. It has been rated 25th on a list of the most desirable cities in the world compiled by the US magazine Travel and Leisure.
Kapiti Campus is situated on the south-west coast of New Zealand's North Island 65 km north of Porirua. It is in the heart of the fastest growing area in the greater Wellington region. The Kapiti Coast stretches 40 km from Otaki in the north to Paekakariki in the south, but you can walk with nature in the ranges to the east and within 30 minutes be swimming at one of the many safe beaches in the west.
Among its special attractions are the world-class Southward Car Museum, the dramatic Otaki River Gorge and magnificent sea vistas, all dominated by Kapiti Island, the internationally famed nature reserve protecting some of the world's rarest and most endangered birds.
Kapiti, a long-time popular holiday destination, is renowned for its arts, culture and heritage and offers an increasing range of quality tourist attractions to visitors.
Our Auckland Campus is ideal for students wanting a learning environment focused exclusively on the needs of international students, in a bustling inner city location.
Whitireia's Auckland campus is located in the centre of Auckland, the largest city of New Zealand with a population of over one million people. It is the centre of commerce and industry and is a vibrant, bustling and multicultural city. Volcanic Hills, the twin harbours, bays, beaches and islands dominate the city landscape. Its nickname "City of Sails" is very apt. Auckland has more boats per capita than anywhere else in the world, and has twice hosted the America's Cup in and around the popular Viaduct Harbour.
Every year, within its lively fusion of international style, local creativity and Polynesian charm, more than 20,000 international students take advantage of Auckland's world-respected educational programmes.
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