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Keisha Rawiri awarded Kate Edger Scholarship for Master of Architecture Project

Bachelor of Architecture graduate and Ngā Wai A Te Tūī researcher Keisha Rawiri (Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Hāmoa) has been awarded a grant from The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust (KEECT)...

Increased family violence funding must enhance support for kaupapa Māori initiatives

The Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and Sexual Violence, Marama Davidson announced an additional $114.5 million operating funding over the next four years to support the elimination of...

World’s Top University Awards Scholarship to Young Māori Researcher

The world’s top university, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has awarded Jacqueline Paul (Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) a full ride scholarship. (This means one that covers...

Nursing students recognised for excellence

High performing Unitec Veterinary Nursing and Nursing Practice students recognised with industry awards

Unitec and MIT Senior Legal Counsel Kara Hiron named among best in country

Unitec and MIT in-house Senior Legal Counsel Kara Hiron has been named one of New Zealand’s top in-house lawyers for 2022 by NZ Lawyer magazine.

Unitec Creative Practice graduate wins major art award with her highly-acclaimed work, ‘Pink Bats’

“Where the Masters programme really shines is the Art and Design staff and their commitment to supporting students.” – Melissa McMahon, Unitec Master of Creative Practice graduate

Bold Innovators Scholarship 2022 awarded to Social Practice graduate

Unitec Institute of Technology Social Practice graduate Kristi Shaw is the recipient of the 2022 Unitec Bold Innovator Scholarship for her proposal The Extraordinary Parents Project.

Unitec lecturer Robyn Gandell receives award for mathematics paper

Unitec Bridgepoint lecturer Robyn Gandell was recognised at the Conference of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education for her paper "Moving Mathematically."

Unitec student Nicola Fraser highly commended in Eden Arts Initiative

A third-year art project helped Unitec student Nicola Fraser retell a story of loss and heartache in her great-great grandmother’s life, earning a highly commended judges award worth $2000 in...

MIT and Unitec champion Te Tiriti based co-leadership in tertiary sector

Two of New Zealand’s largest institutes of technology have set an historical benchmark in the tertiary sector with the appointment of Keith Ikin (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Apakura) as Pou Hautu.
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