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My interest in front of house operations started when I was at University and soon became a passion which was cemented further by travel
Ben has worked in some of New Zealand’s most beautiful places with our most special animals. He began tutoring at NorthTec in 2013.
Bob’s subject expertise includes Sociology, Coaching, Skill Acquisition and Performance Analysis.
Brent provides support ākonga who have a permanent or temporary disability to overcome any disadvantages to their study
I love introducing the students to their first foray into the professional kitchen - 'set them up for success'
My position at NorthTec allows me now to share my passion about the environment and management for sustainable use of resources with new generations
Dave teaches a wide range of engineering courses in the civil engineering programme.
My main research interests revolve around behavioural ecology, wildlife management, and ornithology. Therefore, just about everything that has legs, wings or fins is okay in my book!
“Passing on knowledge is really important to me. People behave a certain way because they do not know the consequences of their actions. My duty as a tutor and as researcher is to educate and inspire people to make the right choices on a daily basis…
Mike is lecturer and a researcher at NorthTec and teaches Engineering Mathematics, Physics, Project Management, Technical Literacy, Engineering Management and Business Statistics
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 love the challenge of teaching, and the reward in seeing students leave us, to step into the real world of a hairdressing career."
Ellie is a photographer with a diverse practice that encompasses both traditional darkroom and contemporary digital techniques
Faith is a lecturer in drawing, printmaking, intermedia and Pacific studies art history at NorthTec.
Grant provides academic and English support to international students.
My passion is to raise peoples awareness of their environment and of what we are doing as a people so that they are inspired to make changes in their everyday lives. That’s what changes the world!
Our Navigator-Academic, is based at the Kaitaia Campus and proactively engages with ākonga who are finding it a challenge to adjust to our NorthTec culture- academic expectations- programme assessments.
“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 appeal is knowing that it can fall over at any time.”
I don’t see barriers – only opportunities - and as a team we’ll always find a way. The student is the creator. I simply make it work for them.
Ipu Absolum is our kaiako and comes to us with a strong teaching background and extensive knowledge of Tikanga and Te Reo Maori and is keen to promote educational resources in Ngapuhi. She tutors the Te Tuhituhi ma Nga Tamariki paper.
Iris provides academic support to students.
Jade describes her practice as a hybrid of digital imaging and photo manipulation with digital art, moving image, motion graphics, web and interface design.
“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 initiative. It doesn’t suit everyone. A good hairdresser needs to have a natural flair, good personal prese…
“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 learning.”
Our Navigator proactively engages with ākonga who are finding it a challenge to adjust to our NorthTec culture - the organisations system, policies and processes.
Jann is an experienced Registered Nurse with a broad healthcare knowledge base.
Kathy is a published author, and tutors Myth, Legend and Folktale and Research for Writers.
Kelly has recently earned a place in the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame for her achievements in rugby.
I am a chef tutor teaching Level 3 cookery and have been with NorthTec for a few years now.
I am passionate about learning and incorporating Tikanga into the classroom (sense of belonging).
Trained teacher, professional editor (over 30 years’ experience; member of New Zealand Association of Manuscript Assessors). Has had children’s short fiction broadcast on National Radio, and articles published in various writers’ magazines.
Lisa exhibits her photographs regularly, both nationally and internationally, and works part-time as a photography and drawing tutor at NorthTec
I am currently working with motivated tutors to support them to realise better ways to engage our students and give our students great employment opportunities after gaining their qualifications.
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 for a while.
Margaret Cahill is an experienced editor with years of working for Learning Media. She tutors Picture Books and Writing Readers.
Mark teaches carpentry and is Northland coordinator for the New Zealand Carpentry Apprentice Challenge.
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 much bigger than it appears with his graduates able to go on and specialise in a range of different …
Murray teaches on the arts degree programme in Clay, Glass. Sculpture, Drawing and Design.
Nick teaches highway and traffic engineering in the civil engineering programme.
The safety of the forestry worker and making sure they go home at the end of the day, is premium. After 20 years in forestry, I’m now tutoring level 3 and 4 NorthTec forestry guys out in the field, so I make sure I promote the health and safety aspe…
With 25 years experience as a chef, Noel loves getting students passionate about cooking.
I'm passionate about doing things properly in the industry and I encourage the students to be the same. Do it right and keep the shop clean and tidy!
Peter is a lecturer and researcher, teaches Management, Leadership, Organisational Behaviour, Business Heritage, Culture and Sustainability and Strategic Management.
Rae is a professional journalist and a published author with many years of experience.
I am a fully qualified chef, having trained at Waikato Polytechnic.
I enjoy seeing the change in students during the course from being really shy and watching students grow into confident people
“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 we teach adults here can help turn that around. It’s very satisfying to see the results. The chang…
Sun tutors Cultural Studies for Korean Students and has published children's stories, educational columns in some Korean News Papers, and a book review for The Listener.
Susan is a film-maker and writer with over thirty years experience in film, theatre and television.
I have always enjoyed being in the outdoors and learning about New Zealand’s unique environment and wildlife.
Our Navigator-Lead, drives the delivery of a tikanga based model that underpins the practice of all Navigators- to promote cultural competency and better engagement
Although my passion has always been the magic of biochemistry and genetics, I initially spent 21 years as a psychiatric nurse, so I care about the way that people tick. I have masters papers in nutritional biochemistry because I have been seriously …
Watching the students 'grow' over the year is amazing. I love it and couldn't think of many other places I'd rather be.
Zana Bell is an international award-winning author of fiction and tutors both Short Story and Novels.