Whitireia New Zealand

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Whitireia New Zealand
Te Kura Matatini o Whitireia
Motto Living Learning Sharing
Established 1986 (as Parumoana Community College)
Academic staff 332 FTE 2005
Students 4178 EFTS 2007[1]
Location Porirua, New Zealand
Affiliations Public NZ TEI, WRPF
Website www.whitireia.ac.nz
Te Kete Wānanga, Porirua Campus

Whitireia New Zealand, previously called Whitireia Community Polytechnic (Māori: Te Kura Matatini o Whitireia) is a crown owned tertiary education institute in New Zealand.


Whitireia was founded in 1986 in Porirua and was originally named Parumoana Community College. It was renamed Whitireia Community Polytechnic in 1989 and Whitireia New Zealand in 2010.


Whitireia operates a number of campuses located in the North Island of New Zealand, with all but one being in the Wellington Region.

Campus locations:


Whitireia has six faculties:[2]

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business
  • Faculty of Health
  • Faculty of Service Industries
  • Faculty of Trades
  • Te Wānanga Māori


Programmes are offered in the following subject areas:[3]

  • Automotive
  • Beauty
  • Business
  • Carpentry
  • Cosmetic Services
  • Creative Writing
  • Electrical
  • English Language
  • Floristry
  • Foundation Education
  • Hairdressing
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism
  • Legal
  • Management
  • Media Broadcasting
  • Multimedia
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Office Administration and Computing
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Paramedic
  • Performing Arts
  • Photography
  • Plumbing
  • Postgraduate Nursing
  • Professional Cookery
  • Publishing
  • Retail
  • Road Transport
  • Social and Community Work
  • Teacher Education
  • Te Reo Maori
  • Tourism
  • Trade Skills
  • Visual Arts
  • Waka Ama
  • Weaving


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