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Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Greymouth , New Zealand
Greymouth , New Zealand
University Facts
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About University
Tai Poutini Polytechnic
Tai Poutini Polytechnic


  • Significant Milestones:

    • Established in 1989 as the West Coast Polytechnic
    • Renamed Tai Poutini Polytechnic in 2006
    • Celebrated 30th anniversary in 2019
  • Notable Achievements:

    • Awarded the Prime Minister's Education Excellence Award in 2017
    • Recognized for excellence in teaching and learning by the Tertiary Education Commission
    • Ranked among the top 10 polytechnics in New Zealand by the Ministry of Education

Student Life:

  • Extracurricular Activities:

    • Student Association
    • Clubs and societies (e.g., Māori Club, International Students Club)
    • Sports teams (e.g., basketball, soccer, netball)
  • Student Support Services:

    • Academic support (e.g., tutoring, writing center)
    • Counseling and mental health services
    • Disability support
    • Māori and Pasifika support
  • Campus Facilities:

    • Modern classrooms and laboratories
    • Library and learning center
    • Student lounge and common areas
    • Cafeteria and food outlets


  • Academic Resources:

    • Library with over 30,000 books and online resources
    • Learning management system (Moodle)
    • Computer labs and technology support
  • Faculty:

    • Experienced and qualified lecturers
    • Industry professionals as guest speakers and mentors
  • Teaching Methodologies:

    • Blended learning (online and face-to-face)
    • Hands-on practical training
    • Problem-based learning
  • Academic Support Services:

    • Academic advisors
    • Writing center
    • Math and science tutoring
  • Unique Academic Programs or Initiatives:

    • Māori and Pasifika pathways
    • Industry-aligned programs (e.g., engineering, nursing, hospitality)
    • Dual enrollment programs with local high schools

Top Reasons to Study Here:


    Recognized for excellence in teaching and learning


    Ranked among the top 10 polytechnics in New Zealand

    Specialized Facilities:

    Modern classrooms, laboratories, and industry-standard equipment

    Industry Connections:

    Partnerships with local businesses and industries

    Notable Alumni:

    Graduates have gone on to successful careers in various fields



    Confidential counseling and support services


    Access to a nurse and health services


    Assistance with finding accommodation

    Library Resources:

    Extensive collection of books, journals, and online resources

    Technology Support:

    IT support and access to computer labs

    Career Development:

    Career counseling, resume writing, and job search assistance
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