The first weeks of life on campus are all about getting to know people, building new relationships and growing a sense of whānau with your peers while you study. These are all important steps to creating the right environment for learning and setting up a clear pathway to success. Here at Wintec | Te Pūkenga we call this, whakawhanaungatanga and we do this through the Whakawhanaungatanga suite of activities.
Covid-19 information and updates
All tertiary providers in Aotearoa New Zealand operate under the Government's Covid-19 Tertiary Guidelines.
Kia noho haumaru – stay safe e te whānau and ensure you keep informed from Government sources.
The traffic light settings have ended; however, you still need to:
- Isolate for seven days if you have Covid-19
- Wear a face mask in certain healthcare facilities
- Keep up healthy habits to protect yourself, your whānau, and others
If you study or work at Wintec and have recently tested positive for Covid-19, please get in touch with your manager or tutor so they can offer you support and advice around your work or study situation.
On this page, you can find links to our latest Covid-19 updates and additional resources to support you and your whānau during these times.
We are here for you and the wider Wintec community and will continue to update you with information through this page, student emails, and our social media pages. Additionally, you can contact us by email and phone during business hours, from Monday to Friday.
Access our past student and community Covid-19 communication updates here.
Students experiencing unexpected financial hardship can apply for the Manaaki Financial Support Grant. Find information on this here.
Financial support is available for eligible students. Please check with StudyLink for information on this and your student loan or allowance.
Unite against COVID-19
For government updates, resources and guidance, check out the New Zealand's dedicated COVID-19 site.
Looking after your health and wellbeing
We understand this may be a stressful time, you can find our full range of Support Services here and below are some additional tools and resources you may like to access.
If you need help dealing with feelings of isolation or stress, please check out the Mental Health Foundation website. Here you will find a large range of information and resources to support you.
Wintec Health Services
Find out what Wintec Health Services are available throughout this time and how to access them. In addition to counselling services, our wellbeing support provider, Benestar, is also available.
‘Need to Talk’
If at any time you wish to speak to someone you can free call or text 1737 to talk to a trained counsellor for free.
Healthline has a dedicated number for Covid-19 calls. Phone 0800 358 5453 or international +64 9 358 5453.
After four years of postponements, interruptions and delays, the home of New Zealand Rugby will become the home of haka for what will be the largest festival celebrating te ao Māori, Te Matatini Herenga Waka 2023. More than 2500 competitors, from 45 kapahaka will perform over four days to represent their iwi, hapū and whānau. Amongst them, two kaimahi from Wintec | Te Pūkenga are preparing to take the stage.
Hohepa Mangu was inspired by Iron Man to study IT here at Wintec | Te Pūkenga. He is now a kaiako (tutor) in our Centre for Information Technology (IT). Hohepa is the third Māori IT tutor we have at Wintec, he speaks fluent te reo, he’s fifth generation Canadian and he had an epic self-discovery journey during the lockdown of 2020. Read on to be inspired!