Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Whitireia Polytechnic Funding Boost

Hon Pete Hodgson
Minister for Tertiary Education
Hon Luamanuvao Winnie Laban
MP for Mana

22 April 2008 Media Statement
Whitireia Polytechnic Funding Boost

Poririua-based Whitireia Community Polytechnic will receive approximately $1.08 million in funding to help it consolidate campuses in Porirua, Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson and Mana MP Luamanuvao Winnie Laban announced today.

“The relocation of Whitireia’s trades programme to a better facility will also mean that most of that training can now be provided at its Mohuia Crescent campus,” Pete Hodgson and Winnie Laban said.

“The second project is a new classroom and office block for Whitireia’s Faculty of Health and Social Services Education. This building will replace pre-fabricated buildings and will be located at Whitireia’s main Wineera Drive campus.”

Winnie Laban said Whitireia was a strong polytechnic in the Wellington region, with a particular emphasis on meeting the tertiary education and training needs of its Maori and Pacific communities.

“This Labour-led government is committed to supporting polytechnics to better meet the needs of their communities.

“The government recognises that some polytechnics need to change the way they operate and need additional funding to do that. This is where the type of investment announced today comes in,” Pete Hodgson said.

The government also announced additional funding for Gisborne’s Tairawhiti Polytechnic ($1.3 million) and Otago Polytechnic ($5.985 million) to help the polytechnics better meet the needs of their regions.

The Tertiary Education Commission will work closely with all three polytechnics to ensure the money is well-spent and the objectives behind the decision to provide this funding are met.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>




Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>


Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>


Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>


(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>






Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election