Whitireia New Zealand

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Whitireia New Zealand
Te Kura Matatini o Whitireia
Motto Leading and Illuminating
Established 1986 (as Parumoana Community College)
Academic staff
399 FTE 2014
Students 4471 EFTS 2014[1]
Address Wi Neera Drive, Takapuwahia, Porirua, New Zealand, Porirua, New Zealand
Affiliations TEI
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 government owned and funded tertiary education institute in New Zealand. It has grown since its establishment in 1986 on the shores of Porirua Harbour, to have student numbers in excess of 7,500 with campuses in Auckland, Wellington, Kāpiti and Porirua.


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.[2]


Whitireia operates six campuses in the North Island, including five in the Wellington Region.

Campus locations:

  • Porirua Campus, Wi Neera Drive, Porirua
  • Performance Centre, 25 Vivian Street Wellington
  • Industry Training Centre, Elsdon, Porirua
  • Kāpiti Campus, Corner Milne Drive and Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu
  • Wellington Campus, 15 Dixon Street, Wellington
  • Auckland Campus, Queen Street, Auckland


Whitireia has five faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business and Information Technology
  • Faculty of Health
  • Faculty of Trades and Services
  • Te Wānanga Māori


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