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We offer a growing range of qualifications in one of New Zealand's most sought after locations. Diplomas, bachelor degrees, graduate diplomas, postgraduate diplomas, Masters and PhDs - find out what's on offer here in the Bay of Plenty.

Students will soon have even greater options for tertiary study in the Bay with the development of the Tauranga CBD campus.

Free Fees at Waikato

The government has announced details of its fees-free policy for students who are new to tertiary education.

Discover what the New Education Policy will mean for you.


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Tauranga Public Lecture Series - Run Faster and Prevent Injury

Join us for the first in our free public lecture series, featuring Dr Kim Hébert-Losier, a senior lecturer for the Faculty of Health Sport and Human Performance. In association with the Running Clinic, runners will be informed about the most recent scientific evidence and direct applications to enhance their training and performance.

Monday 7 May at the Trinity Wharf Hotel, 51 Dive Crescent, Tauranga. Doors open at 5:30pm, lecture starts at 6pm.

Register now

Career Development Services

The Career Development adviser will be available for one-on-one appointments in Tauranga on

Friday 11 May in the Maharaia Building, Windermere Campus.

Register for an appointment by logging into MyCareer and click on the 'Request Career Appointments' box on the right-hand side of the webpage.