Sheryl Hewitson, Chairperson
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Lynn Gillespie, Executive Representative and Treasurer
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Tammy-Lee Millard, Secretary
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Congratulations to Waiariki member Poppy Clapperton and her team.  Industry Training Solutions Ltd has just been awarded the ITENZ ‘Provider of the Year Award 2016’ !
The award was presented to Poppy in September at the ITENZ Conference Awards Dinner.  In the pre-announcement speech the presenter said:
“In the Provider of the Year category, ITENZ wants to give recognition to the provider which has been outstanding in the promotion of quality assurance in an independent tertiary education organisation. In considering the nomination in this category, the definition and ideals of tertiary education were kept in mind as reflected by NZQA quality assurance documents.  The judges were impressed how feedback has been used by the winner of the award to improve the provider’s delivery and content. The systems used are also likely to lead to students’ communication, learning and achievement successes. With this provider compliance is seen as important but not at the expense of actual student learning.  Self-assessment, effective teaching, guidance and support are also all important.”


Information Sessions and Open Days

Welcome to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Toi Ohomai blessing (Rotorua)


March 2017

The year started with a bang with a fantastic day’s PD organised by the BOP Client Council of Rabobank – “A Day Out With Agri”.  Members were bussed around the BOP visiting industries promoting agricultural career pathways.  These included:  a dairy farm, a top producing kiwifruit orchard, Comvita, Ballance Fertiliser Works and Zespri.



November 2016

Check out these photos from Waiariki’s regional dinner at the 2008 CATE Conference.  It’s nice to look back at some of the members who are no longer with us, including Denise Hein and Fletcher Tabuteau MP.

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The social part of our first meeting this year – a walk in the tree tops of the fabulous Redwood Forest, followed by a picnic afternoon tea. Everybody loved the whole experience. The walk rises from 6 metres to 12 metres above the ground and we soon understood why they only allow a maximum of 8 on a suspension bridge at any one time.
Lynn Gillespie
 Lynn on suspension bridge  Redwood Treetop Walk  Up in the tree tops   Tina Sheryl Selwyn Tammy Lee
Waiariki CATE recently hosted a great workshop with Dave Turner. Titled Education to Employment, it was designed to link to his workshop the previous day (hosted by the Rotorua Lakes Council) with Rotorua youth and employer representatives. This was part of Mayoral Taskforce for Jobs activities locally. We were delighted to welcome participants from Bay of Plenty CATE, Waikato and Bay of Plenty CDANZ and local  organisations working with youth.

Dave Turner Workshop 08  Dave Turner Workshop 05  Dave Turner Workshop 02  Dave Turner Workshop 07

Dav Turner Workshop 10  Dave Turner Workshop 06  Dave Turner Workshop 11