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Waiariki Extends Transport Assistance In 2014

Waiariki Extends Transport Assistance In 2014

Waiariki Institute of Technology will continue and extend its transport assistance to students across 2014.

The region’s major tertiary provider with campuses in Rotorua, Whakatane, Taupo and Tokoroa has been supporting students in this manner for several years in Rotorua and in 2013 trialled bringing in students from Whakatane and Kawerau on a daily bus service the institute provided.

Next year the regional transport subsidised service is being extended to include Tokoroa and Taupo subject to demand, while in Rotorua, Waiariki students will - on the production of their student ID - be entitled to free use on the City Ride inner city bus route Monday to Friday.

The whole of region approach supports the institute’s vision of aspiring to be known for its capability to develop individual potential and enable its students to excel through strong regional links with business, iwi and the community.

“This allows, and will continue to allow, our regional students to live in the regions and be able to progress their studies to higher levels on our main campus at Mokoia, or take up specific studies not available in the regions,” says Richard Bird, the Director of Student and Staff Support Services at Waiariki.

“We understand that transport, and the cost of it, can be a barrier to many of our current and prospective students and we are always interested in finding ways to support and encourage our students to reach their educational goals.”

Meanwhile, Waiariki Institute of Technology’s campuses will be closed for the Christmas and New Year Holiday period from 5pm on Friday 20 December and re-open again on Monday 6 January from 8.30am.

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