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Unitec Construction Waster Project Highly Commended at Tāmaki Makaurau Zero Waste Awards

Dr Terri-Ann Berry and her team were awarded “Highly Commended” in the Community Collaboration, Tāmaki Makaurau Zero Waste Awards for their project to reduce plastic use and waste in the...

Research Fellowship addresses nursing skills for an ageing population

In June, Unitec’s Dr Samantha Heath, Senior Lecturer and Research Leader, School of Healthcare and Social Practice, was awarded an MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowship of $320,000 for her research project...

Championing diversity and inclusion through HR

An aspiration to move from Recruitment to Human Resources saw Nanna Scrafton join Unitec’s Diploma in Business, majoring in HR. Now National HR Manager for HEB Construction, she tells us...

Growth mindset took him to places

John Aranui’s decision to leave school in Sixth Form an sign up to a degree at Unitec turned out to be a good one. After working in Australia for a...

Turning his hobby into a career

With a lifelong interest in electronics, Jonathan Slessor turned his passion into a career path by completing a New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) at Unitec. He’s now part of...

A business built on love

When Kirsten Unger and partner Dave Harris started an organic bakery, she signed up for Unitec’s Bachelor of Business. Fast forward 20 years and Bakeworks is one of New Zealand’s...

A bold career move from hospitality to construction

After moving to New Zealand from France in 2008, Clément Richer (middle) worked in hospitality for five years before deciding to go down the very Kiwi path of ‘becoming a...

Forging a path in local government

In 1998, Shelley Wharton (nee Renkema) decided to make a career change and signed up for Unitec’s Environmental Engineering degree. Now Infrastructure Programmes Department Manager at Whangārei District Council and...

Following her heart

After moving from China in 2013, Ciao Chen studied Event Communications at Unitec. It not only gave her an understanding of the New Zealand market, but the confidence to follow...

Finding her way as an international student amidst Covid

Jhanvi Barot moved to New Zealand from India in 2017 to study a Bachelor of Business (Management) at Unitec. Now working at Gilmours, the wholesale arm of Foodstuffs, she tells...
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