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A change for the better

From Croatia to New Zealand, chef to cybersecurity expert – and now working at one of Silicon Valley’s most progressive companies. We talk to Ivan Pitton about how he took...

The practical aspect of a Business degree

As part of the Bachelor of Business (Management), students are asked to put theory into practice, working on real business projects with New Zealand companies as part of one of...

How to harness a dog’s super power (and start a new career)

Two years ago Augusta Grayson was working in advertising, now she’s running her own dog training business. James Borrowdale met Augusta (and Frank the dachshund) to learn about Unitec’s Certificate...

From boilermaker to construction management

For most of his adult life Bevan Van Wyk worked as a boilermaker - a trained craftsman producing steel fabrications - until, aged 40, he decided to move into the...

For the love of cars

Combining work with study is “killing two birds with one stone” says Danielle Anderson, who is studying part time for her automotive engineering certificate while doing an apprenticeship with...

Student bitten by conservation bug

When Phoebe Andrews, 22, started studying straight out of school, she never imagined she’d end up studying biodiversity management. Due to graduate in April 2019 with a Bachelor of Applied...

Unitec introduces New Zealand's First Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing Degree

Unitec Institute of Technology has announced that it will offer a Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing degree from mid-this year; the first tertiary institution in New Zealand to do so.

Carpentry, a viable career for any age

After a successful 15-year career in hospitality and sales, Michael Scott, 33, decided it was time for a lifestyle change.

A gold winning garden inspired by Mother Nature

Her late mother’s wish for a garden in which to meditate was the inspiration behind the design of Remembrance.

Career in early childhood education a family affair

Tuakana-teina takes on a whole new meaning for siblings Greg & Imogen, who are both pursuing a career in early childhood education.
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