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About us

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga).

Nau mai haere mai ki Te Pūkenga – Welcome to Te Pūkenga.

We have been delivering education for the people of Te Tai Tokerau for over 40 years and remain as committed to serving our communities today as we did then.

We began in 1978 as the Northland Community College with a staff of 10 tutors and have now grown to become Te Tai Tokerau’s largest provider of tertiary and vocational education.  In 1987 Northland Community College changed its name to Northland Polytechnic [Tai Tokerau Wānanga] and to NorthTec [Tai Tokerau Wānanga] in June 2006.

From 1 October 2022, NorthTec Tai Tokerau Wānanga became Te Pūkenga. Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network.

We’re building a new kind of organisation to make learning fit around you.

As one national network, Te Pūkenga will provide flexible, career-focused learning that fits around your life – on-the-job, on campus and online. Helping our people, our communities and our workforces grow and thrive together.

Te Pūkenga is a new kind of organisation bringing together on-the-job, on campus, and online vocational education and training through a unified, sustainable network of regionally accessible provision.
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