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Reconnect and enjoy some live performances in the Hub this lunchtime. Look out for Rex Askerud who will be coordinating this event.

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SAT 1 OCT to SAT 8 OCT, (closed Sunday 2 OCT) DUNEDIN COMMUNITY GALLERY 26 PRINCES STREET, just down from the OctagonLife's a Gas:  Art+Science Exhibition 202...

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  Otago Polytechnic has worked with a Dunedin community group to come up with an innovative solution to recycling milk bottle tops.A milk bottle top shredder,...

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It’s fair to say Otago Polytechnic student Spencer Byers has had more than a few balls in the air lately.Spencer, who is completing a Master of Applied Scienc...

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Rosa Nevison has good reason to be in a celebratory mood come Otago Polytechnic’s graduation ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall on Thursday 22 September.Rosa w...

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Tereinamu Hakopa (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa) is used to graduation ceremonies, yet this week’s event signifies a key stage in her jour...

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Japanese Information Technology student Kazuhisa Kondo is excelling in his progamme and helping others to succeed. Kazuhisa has received four Excellent Scholar...

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As she prepares to celebrate graduation, Otago Polytechnic Interior Architecture Lecturer Leana Scheffer embodies the concept of education being a two-way stree...

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We are counting down the days to SITE 2022! Public Opening Night: Friday 18 November, 2022 (times tbc. Likely 5:30 – 7:30pm) Exhibition Open: 10am-4pm; Saturd...

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27-30 SEP, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY, RIEGO STREET, DUNEDIN Emily CrossenIn Colour EXHIBITION DATES: 27 - 30 September 2022 OPENING: 5-7pm Tuesday, 27 Septe...

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Scope: Contemporary Research Topics is series of peer-reviewed open access journals published annually in November by Otago Polytechnic Press. Otago Polytechnic...

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This symposium focuses on Kanorau ā-roro superpowers and neuro-abilities; we ask individuals, learners, and educators to share their knowledge of neurodiversit...

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More than 300 graduands will attend Otago Polytechnic’s Graduation ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall today.The graduation ceremony will involve many who were...

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Pōpopo wormporium is thriving! A recent report by Liam Hoffman, Resource Recovery Assistant, highlighted some of the measurable outcomes of our campus composti...

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Southern Architecture Week 2022, from September 13-17, includes the following events:Arrowtown Walk Through Time A walk through time of Arrowtown’s main stree...

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Te Kura Matatini ki Ōtāgo-Otago Polytechnic is celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with a range of activities and shared kai.This week (in fact, 14 September)...

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Tears, cheers, haka and waiata greeted the permanent raising of the Tino Rangatiratanga flag at Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin campus today, Monday 12 September....

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All are welcome to join this free online research seminar organised by the School of Midwifery Where: On Teams Click here to join the meeting When: Monday 19...

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We're holding a ceremony to mark the raising of the Tino Rangatiratanga flag on Monday 12 September at 12 noon and everyone is invited.The flag raising ceremony...

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Nimisha Prajapati says she’s on cloud nine now that she’s back in New Zealand and resuming her study after more than two years stuck offshore.   Nimisha wa...

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Our Construction students have benefitted from a number of industry guest speakers over the past month. Last week students enjoyed an insightful and interactive...

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Otago Polytechnic has contributed almost a billion dollars to the Dunedin economy over the past five years.Otago Polytechnic’s latest Economic Impact Report s...

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Otago Polytechnic is excited to welcome back students from Japan’s International College of Technology this week. Ten students were welcomed on to Otago Poly...

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When offshore online student Mrinal Mahendra Govekar isn’t busy with his studies he can be found working as a bartender and mixologist in Mumbai, India. Mrina...

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OPAIC Employability Manager, Dani Mao, visited our industry partner City Forex recently and was impressed with the support they’re providing to our internship...

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Tears, cheers and applause greeted the inaugural flight of an Otago Polytechnic student-built plane this week.Otago Polytechnic Engineering boffins, former stud...

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The Celebrate Art Secondary Schools Art Awards 2022 have attracted a range of exciting and accomplished works.Now in their eighth year, the Dunedin School of Ar...

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Otago Polytechnic congratulates the Otago Nuggets, who are National Basketball League champions for the second time in three years.The Nuggets beat home team Au...

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A passion for directing theatre led to an interest in management for student Kashmira Vikas More. Kashmira was involved in theatre from an early age. As a child...

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Watch livestream of all staff hui with Peter Winder here    To watch the livestream of Te Pūkenga Acting Chief Executive Peter Winder at our all staff hui pl...

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Guillaume Mallet turned his life around by coming to New Zealand as an international student. He says his studies were “terrible” before he left France, and...

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Yashraj Chhabra loved the practicality of his programme at OPAIC and is putting the skills he learned to use in his banking job. Yashraj came to New Zealand fro...

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This is the Call for Submissions for the 25th Annual Conference of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) to be hosted by Otago...

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Otago Polytechnic’s beer brewing expertise has come to a healthy head once again, with Otago Brew School winning four medals at the recent New Zealand Beer Aw...

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Unfortunately, one of our boilers is out of action due to a critical fault.We have an engineer working on the problem, but the boiler must cool down completely...

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Raul Penaranda is excited to have finally made it to New Zealand where he can now meet his classmates and lecturers in person and explore all the attractions th...

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Today we welcomed our first cohort of offshore students to the campus since the border closed more than two years ago. Many of those joining us in this intake w...

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The Friends of the Hocken Collections is offering an award of NZ$10,000 to support a research project on some aspect of the historical development of culture an...

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A group of resourceful Otago Polytechnic Design students have been rummaging through op-shop shelves as part of an upcycling project for charity.The students ha...

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Our annual publications launch will be held on Tuesday 29 November 2022 from 4:30 to 6.30 pm. This year we are celebrating the launch of the following publicati...

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Otago Polytechnic is set to host the Dunedin Schools Game Jam. The event is open to Dunedin high school students at years 12 and 13, and will run over the week...

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OPAIC graduate and former Student Representative Ishant Ghulyani is loving his role at the High Commission of India. Ishant began as Consular Executive in Decem...

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This week’s graduation ceremony was an extra special one because of the challenges our latest batch of graduates have had to overcome in order to succeed. At...

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An Otago Polytechnic electrical student has won the Dunedin round of the Master Electricians Apprentice Challenge.Kent Marshall, who is an apprentice with Switc...

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Otago Polytechnic has chosen to fly the Tino Rangatiratanga flag alongside the New Zealand one.“This is an exciting step forward,” says Dr Megan Gibbons, Ch...

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More than half a dozen Otago Polytechnic electrical apprentices are competing in the Dunedin round of the Master Electricians Apprentice Challenge on Thursday 2...

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There is an urgent need to find volunteers to help provide exam support for a number of our tauira.With exams beginning on 28 June (and continuing until the end...

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Six students presented their research as part of the OPAIC Student Research Forum on Tuesday 24 May. This is the first time since the middle of 2021 that the st...

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 Qi (Joanna) Wang has gained valuable work experience, learned new skills, and expanded her understanding of sustainability during her internship. Joanna has b...

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Otago Polytechnic is introducing another video games-related study pathway.Open to learners from July, the new Game Design pathway sits within the New Zealand C...

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A mural celebrating Māori connections with the land aims to uphold the mana of tauira, making them feel more included in the physical space of Otago Polytechni...

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Our Green Office Toitū team held an event this week to celebrate the office and raise awareness of its work. The Green Office was launched last year to support...

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A group of Otago Polytechnic learners have been hard at work preparing and planning a feast to celebrate Matariki in collaboration with EAT NZ, Te Rūnanga o Ō...

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Jody Takimoana, recently appointed Kaiarahi, Māori Development and Kaitohutohu Office, is excited about his new role, which will see him engaging with and supp...

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Otago Polytechnic learners from a range of disciplines are combining their brain power for charity.Tauira studying event management, hairdressing, fashion, beau...

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Our Otago Brew School features in the latest edition of Air New Zealand's Kia Ora magazine. Read the article here...

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Otago Polytechnic School of Design students have shone in an international design competition, Map the System.Nine students from Otago Polytechnic’s School of...

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Te Maru Pūmanawa | College of Creative Practice & Enterprise at Otago Polytechnic and Ōtepoti He Puna Auaha | Dunedin City of Literature, and the Universit...

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A group of OPAIC students are taking part in our Advanced Wānanga Kairangahau Workshops, set up to help them take the next step in their research journeys. The...

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  Over the past two weeks, new OPAIC students have been invited to complete our First Impressions Survey. The survey helps us to see how new learners are settl...

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OPAIC Employability Manager Dani Mao and Learning and Teaching Specialist Bruno Balducci presented at the 2022 Internship Summit organised by the International...

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The first Smart Aotearoa - Sustainable Development competition event will take place this November. The event will bring together experts from a range of sector...

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An industrious group of Otago Polytechnic year-3 Bachelor of Nursing tauira have swapped vaccination needles for sewing needles to help women from a Fijian vill...

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Master of Applied Management graduate Simranjit Kaur has landed a permanent full-time job at her internship company Cardinal Logistics. Simranjit spoke to our c...

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Our latest Excellent Scholars awards ceremony was celebrated on-campus and online. At this week’s ceremony, Applied Management Head of Department Russell Harr...

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A group of Otago Polytechnic Bachelor of Design (Product) learners have been busy solving a problem of the future – ensuring there are places for hospital sta...

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  Te Pūkenga is trialing a digital wellbeing platform called Synergy Health. You may have read about it in the latest issue of Ngā Taipitopito. This is in di...

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KIA HIWA RᾹ! KIA HIWA RᾹ!Theme: Tino Rakatirataka: thinking and practicing sovereignty and self-determination.Te Kura Matatini ki Otago (Otago Polytechnic)...

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Otago Polytechnic Chief Executive Dr Megan Gibbons is one of judges for the annual Otago Sports Awards. Joining Dr Gibbons on the judging panel for the Otago P...

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It was great to be back on campus for Orientation today. Our last few Orientation events have taken place online due to Covid restrictions, but today we were ab...

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Maimiti Manate says the opportunities provided at OPAIC allowed her to become a confident work-ready graduate. Students and alumni shared their internship exper...

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A group of volunteers from the Green Office Toitū at OPAIC had a memorable time contributing to reforestation efforts in Waihi this month. Volunteer, Hallie Du...

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Congratulations to kaiako William Woolnough and Darryl (Daz) John, who have received the 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award for their work on the He Toki intake...

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Dunedin School of art graduate Aaron Obbeek has created ceramic sculptures for four meeting rooms in the Hub.Titled “Out of the Black: Into the Blue”, the i...

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Eager apprentices put their carpentry skills to the test at the New Zealand Certified Builders ITM Apprentice Challenge at the weekend.Eight apprentices, all en...

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The latest sculptural installation in Otago Polytechnic’s Four Plinths Project dabbles in the past while pondering the future. “Crossroads; Childish Adult S...

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There will be more than the usual whiff of competitive spirit in the New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB) Otago ITM Apprentice Challenge this weekend.All nine...

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Opening 7 APRIL, 2022, 5.30PM, Otago Polytechnic Courtyard - 4 plinths   Crossroads; Childish Adult Stuff, 2022. New sculptural works by Dillon Gamble.    T...

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6 APRIL - 24 JULY, ANIMAL ATTIC, OTAGO MUSEUM   Michele Beevors Anatomy Lessons Venue: Animal Attic, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street North, Dunedin North,...

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Yindi Fu is excelling in his studies and puts his recent improvement down to the support he’s received from teachers and peers. Yindi came to New Zealand seve...

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Otago Polytechnic graduate Katie Mangai has gone to extra lengths to ensure others are able to celebrate their academic success in style this week.Katie, who wi...

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The founder of Dunedin chocolate company Ocho has returned to her original love of clay. Liz Rowe talks to Rebecca Fox about learning the value of time. The Exc...

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This is the first in a series of seminars where staff talk about how they have applied different research methodologies and methods within their own research. F...

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A group of Otago Polytechnic learners is catering – literally – to the culinary needs of fellow Dunedin students isolating because of Covid.Otago Polytechni...

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We’ve once again celebrated our high-achieving students at an Excellent Scholars Awards Ceremony. This week’s ceremony was a little different to past events...

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The next session People and Culture are running for the Performance Management Training is next Monday 5 September 9.30-11.30am. The module covers what perfo...

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We are proud to share the digital format of the book: "Monograph 2021: Mentoring Practices and Initiatives across Te Pūkenga" in which staff from Te Kura Matat...

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Otago Polytechnic’s ongoing efforts to support its learners now include additional measures – “old-school” distractions such as board games, books and p...

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Note: the DSA Gallery is not open to the Public under the current Covid-Protection Framework.Documentation of exhibitions will be shown in our online flickr g...

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Otago Polytechnic has won five medals at the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards.Eight Otago Polytechnic School of Design-related projects wer...

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  A graduate and lecturer have teamed up to research how artificial intelligence can be used to improve health outcomes in New Zealand. Tavish Sehgal completed...

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Introducing the newly constituted Dunedin School of Art Leadership Team which comprises Victoria Bell (Head of Programme for the Bachelor of Visual Arts), Alysh...

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Otago Polytechnic academic Hayden Croft, recently promoted to Associate Professor, provides some insights into his career, motivations and research.Q: What is y...

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Otago Polytechnic students, graduates and staff members will be keenly awaiting the judges’ decisions at the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Aw...

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A highlight of Otago Polytechnic’s annual staff day is the official recognition of the newest members of our Professoriate.Following a rigorous application pr...

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We’re welcoming our first intake of students for 2022 to OPAIC this week. Our new intake consists of onshore and offshore students from countries all over the...

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An OPAIC graduate has put her passion for sustainability into practice during her master’s research in the area of construction. Tatiana Poletaeva worked as a...

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Otago Polytechnic is teaming up with the University of Otago to produce a combined video welcoming students and new staff to both institutions though mihi whaka...

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  Chris Morland, Deputy Chief Executive Learner Experience Otago Polytechnic, retires on Friday 28 January, bringing to a close four decades of experience with...

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Otago Polytechnic’s multi-million-dollar Trades Training Centre has been gifted an official name – He Toki Kai Te Rika.“We are honoured to have been gifte...

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We’re excited to announce the launch of our new journal Rere Āwhio – The Journal of Applied Research & Practice. This open access, peer-reviewed journal wi...

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Otago Polytechnic is excited to welcome Megan Potiki and Jason Tibble to new executive leadership roles. The pair joined Otago Polytechnic’s Te Kāhui Manuku...

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Otago Polytechnic Fashion Design graduate Rakel Blomsterberg has gifted a much-loved item to Otago Museum.Despite having been hounded for years to sell her Miss...

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One of the showpieces of Otago Polytechnic’s recent Engineering Technology Showcase, a prototype EV bike is best regarded as a vehicle to ongoing learning ben...

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What was supposed to be a quick trip home to New Caledonia turned into quite a journey for Bachelor of Applied Management student Margo Ballesta. Margo started...

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Dunedin’s game development sector is ending the year on a high note following a $1.19 million funding allocation from the New Zealand Centre of Digital Excell...

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Shaun Tahau has created history at Otago Polytechnic, successfully completing a Master of Professional Practice – entirely in te reo Māori.It’s been a sign...

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Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus joined an international movement with the launch of our AIC Green Office Toitū yesterday. This new office will...

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Otago Polytechnic Architectural Studies learner Georgia Pope has won the 2021 New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) Southern Branch Student Award, announce...

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This information is for current members of Tapaue Gym. To keep our people and communities safe and allow our gym to operate with no limits you will need to show...

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Kei āku iti, kei āku rahi, e ngā kauwae reo rangatira, tēnā koutou katoa. Shaun Tahau made a slice of Otago Polytechnic history this week, successfully com...

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Otago Polytechnic Chief Executive Dr Megan Gibbons dressed up in Victorian garb yesterday as part of a promotional campaign for the ICC Women’s Cricket World...

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Otago Polytechnic’s annual Charity House auction on Saturday November 20 raised $115,000 for a range of community groups.Around 70 people attended the 15th C...

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Otago Polytechnic Bachelor of Design (Product) third-year learners Emily Mackenzie and Angus Lewry are great believers in the positive power of a good id...

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From a surreal puzzler to a shark-infested treasure hunt, Otago Polytechnic’s Hub has provided a byte-sized taste of our learners’ technical skills and c...

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Lights, camera, action . . . the wonderful world of Otago Polytechnic Fashion Design learners is being captured on film.One of the highlights of Otago Polytechn...

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More than 60 people took part in today’s inaugural Neurodiversity Symposium, hosted by Otago Polytechnic.More than 40 people attended in-person and another 2...

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Otago Polytechnic’s “Debrief” exhibition holds extra significance for two Bachelor of Design (Communication) students. Ella Montgomery and Emily Bell have...

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Otago Polytechnic will host its annual Charity House auction on Saturday November 20.Each year for the past 14 years, Otago Polytechnic carpentry students have...

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Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin School of Art will be transformed into an art gallery for the annual SITE exhibition, which showcases an eclectic variety of works...

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The next fortnight promises to be a whirlwind of activity at Otago Polytechnic, as we celebrate our annual Student Showcase.Student Showcase is about promoting...

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Head of IT, Dr Farhad Mehdipour, delivered a workshop on the challenges of online learning environments at the 7th Iran International Conference on Engineering...

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Our new Online Student Representative Kashmira More is working towards her Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Management while working as an HR Analyst with a...

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Bachelor of Construction student Akshay Nair performed so well during his internship that he’s just been hired as a permanent employee at a construction compa...

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Congratulations to the students who received Excellent Scholar Awards for top marks in their programmes during Study Block 4. The recipients were Wei Wei, Weifa...

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Sushant Kwatra’s internship with Cardinal Logistics is helping him gain the experience he needs to pursue a career in supply chain management. Sushant decided...

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Otago Polytechnic’s annual Student Showcase kicks off on Friday, 5 November, with an “in-house” event at our Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health.Based...

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The organisers of Neurodiversity Symposium, to be held on Thursday 11 November, are excited to announce Jolene Stockman as the second keynote speaker.Jolene (Te...

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Ever thought about a career in Engineering but not sure where to start? (or not sure what Engineering even is?) We're holding a FREE Engineering Technology Info...

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We enjoyed hearing from a range of speakers, including our staff and students, on the topic of sustainable development at two online events yesterday. First was...

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A broad range of inspirational stories were shared at Otago Polytechnic’s Adult Learning Awards, held at its Dunedin Campus on Thursday, October 28.The award...

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Otago Polytechnic has played host to more than 40 vibrant and visionary projects developed by school pupils.The Otākou STEAM Cluster has been running the 'Miss...

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A wide range of Otago Polytechnic adult learners will celebrate their academic journeys this week.Otago Polytechnic’s Adult Learning Awards, to be held at its...

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CONGRATULATIONS to Artist and lecturer at the Dunedin School of Art, Kiri Mitchell who has won bronze at the International Women Over 50 Film Festival, winnin...

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Congratulations to Professor Federico Freschi, Head of College of Te Maru Pūmanawa - Creative Practice & Enterprise, Otago Polytechnic, on his Professorial Lec...

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Otago Polytechnic Chief Executive Megan Gibbons addressed a Staff Forum on the proposed Te Pūkenga Operating Model. Watch the video here   To view the propose...

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If the last few years have taught us anything it is that change is constant and inevitable. As an organisation we have always responded and adapted well to chan...

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An OPAIC student has been keeping busy this lockdown as an essential worker with one of the world’s biggest food and beverage companies. Christine came to New...

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SITE 2021: end of year student exhibition (flickr gallery)  EXHIBITION DATES Friday 19 November - 5.30pm – 7.30pm Friday*Saturday 20 November - 10am – 4pm...