Meet NorthTec's staff and tutors
My role is to support the Business Director by developing and leading Programme Leaders, Academic Staff and directorate administrators contributing t…
Alison’s background includes art history, literature, religious studies, sociology and psychology.
It was a natural progression to step into teaching, to pass on the skills and knowledge attained over years of working in the landscape industry.
Ben has worked in some of New Zealand’s most beautiful places with our most special animals. He began tutoring at NorthTec in 2013.
Claire Kaahu White
Claire tutors art theory in Rawene as well as being involved with the Hokianga Art Gallery as a trustee.
Clint has stepped himself up from a student of construction at NorthTec, to an apprenticeship, to head foreman of a building gang, to NorthTec tutor …
My position at NorthTec allows me now to share my passion about the environment and management for sustainable use of resources with new generations
Daphne de Jong
Daphne is an international award-winning author with over 70 romance novels to her name.
“I love tutoring this course because I love being around people who are passionate about film and video.”
Diana is a published writer of commissioned histories, general non-fiction, children’s novels and non-fiction.
My practice as both tutor and an artist is influenced by formative experiences with emergent contemporary Maori dance theatre over a ten year period,…
Dr Glen Hayward
Dr Glen Hayward works with the team at the Rawene campus on the Certificate and Diploma of Applied Arts.
Edele MacDonald has been immersed in fashion design and textiles all her life.
Brought up and educated in Wellington, Ellie now lives on the Northland coast with her family.
“It takes a special kind of person to love a career in cooking. There’s nothing better than a full-on service that’s going well, and part of the appe…
Digital Media tutor, Jade, is passionate about the internet and user interface design
Ilse is passionate about all things ecological and has worked on a wide range of projects in this field.
“My philosophy is to make the course as near as possible to industry expectations. I expect students to be reliable, on time, and to take the initiat…
“The ultimate for me is helping students realise and reach their potential. It’s so satisfying. They are like big sponges really keen to soak up the …
Former publisher, trained teacher, Masters in Education (specialised in children’s literature), published in non-fiction, commissioned history, child…
Jaymz is a glass artist. He has exhibited throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Joanna has recently arrived in the north to teach mental health nursing at NorthTec with a background of eight years in education, and 20 years as a …
John has been working with wood since 1988 and has also delved into other materials and techniques.
Being dedicated in my profession of horticulture with lots of enthusiasm and self pride in my work.
Karen has been involved with almost every aspect of video production work.
Has helped produce personal memoirs for people, and has completed a children’s novel.
Kathy is a published author, and tutors Myth, Legend and Folktale and Research for Writers.
Keita is of Ngāpuhi and Te Aupouri descent. Keita has a deep commitment towards the work of Te Puna.
I am a chef tutor teaching Level 3 cookery and have been with NorthTec for a few years now.
Our tutor is professionally qualified and experienced in organic horticulture with international experience. He holds a degree in Organic Agriculture…
“The satisfaction of teaching Maori Arts is bigger than a big thing for me! It IS me. I see people come in shy, and I watch them find their whakapapa…
Kura Te Waru Rewiri
Kura returned home to the north in 2007 to take care of her mother, having been a lecturer in the Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts at Massey University …
Trained teacher, professional editor (over 30 years’ experience; member of New Zealand Association of Manuscript Assessors). Has had children’s shor…
Originally from Sydney, Australia, Lindsay is is a sculptor and a NorthTec Arts graduate
“Educating people in the arts is like giving them a set of guidelines by which they can run their lives.”
After 13 years in the army as a diesel mechanic being posted all over New Zealand, Lucas was ready to come home to the north and settle in one place …
Award-winning artist, Maree Wilson is a senior tutor at NorthTec’s Rāwene Campus
Margaret has an art history degree and an MFA. She works from her studio in the Hokianga.
Mark is a professional artist specialising in painting and Acrylic Resist Etching.
Whangarei-born Maureen speaks Spanish and Japanese and has worked as an ESOL tutor across the world.
Although the course is designed to get people started in the Travel and Tourism industry, Mike says it also introduces the idea that the industry is …
I am a lecturer in Clay, Glass. Sculpture, Drawing and Design.
Olivier (Olly) Ball
Olly’s interest in conservation was sparked by his childhood realisation that he would never see such wonderful creatures as moa, huia and dodo.
I stem from a beautiful valley called Whirinaki, where I was nurtured in the heart of Maori culture, whanau and great parents.
Penny Bunting is an experienced teacher at both secondary and tertiary level. She loves to travel and meet people of different cultures.
I have 50 years experience as a Chef, and the past 15 years I have been a Chef Tutor at NorthTec.
Rae is a professional journalist and a published author with many years of experience.
Richard is one of New Zealand’s leading ceramic artists and has won numerous awards in his field.
Scott has exhibited regularly in New Zealand over the past 25 years.
Hospitality tutor Shane Paraone loves seeing students light up. “They respond to what you’re doing and are really pleased with themselves when they a…
I am a fully qualified chef, having trained at Waikato Polytechnic.
What I love about what I do is relationships. I love to provide training and education that industry sees as valuable and that is contexturized to th…
“I love seeing the students change themselves during the course. Most of our students didn’t have a good experience of learning at school and the way…
Sue Daly is a practising artist whose career spans five decades.
Susan is a film-maker and writer with over thirty years experience in film, theatre and television.
English tutor Zana Bell grew up in Zimbabwe.