Ara in the news


Check out the links below where Ara is mentioned in the news media.


20 January 2020: Nursing graduates flock to Timaru Hospital

15 January 2020: Ara Institute Timaru campus adds counsellor to pastoral care team


4 December 2019: Christchurch Ara All Nations Cricket Festival

27 November 2019: Fashion students' designs stand out like chalk and cheese

5 November 2019: Altrusa's Christmas is Coming with gingerbread houses, created by Ara food and hospitality students

4 November 2019: Timaru Ara beauty graduate Samantha Laws wins award for work on cruise ships

1 November 2019: Young talent gets an opportunity to shine

1 November 2019: Virtual Reality birthing at Manawa

31 October 2019: Scholarships at Ara benefit students across all career paths

29 October 2019: Wanted: 'Sophisticated' leader to head NZ's mega polytech

27 October 2019: Legends of Tane and Rona used to inspire Māori teenagers to take up STEM subjects

27 October 2019: Āmua Ao Engineering Young Māori Minds takes place at Ara Institute of Canterbury

21 October 2019: Timaru Outdoor Education educator Sash Nukada receives major outdoor education award

8 October 2019: Create solutions to environmental challenges with a postgraduate degree in sustainability

7 October 2019: Seniornet presentation held at Ara Timaru Campus

1 October 2019: Meet Bella, New Zealand's first digital barista

28 September 2019: Mental Health Awareness week at Ara

19 September 2019: Petition to free Ara Institute of Canterbury from 'megapolytechnic' merger plan

18 September 2019: Christchurch mayoral hopefuls to be challenged over green credentials at youth debate, held at Ara

16 September 2019: Future of Timaru's historic Bluestone House, adjacent to Ara Timaru Campus remains in limbo

13 September 2019: Christchurch's Ministry of Awesome offers startup exchanges in Australia

12 September 2019: Enthusiasm for Te Reo Māori classes speaks volumes

10 September 2019: Ara tutor Chris Smith, a tutor of Te Reo Māori at Ara Institute of Canterbury, demonstrates place name pronounciations.

8 September 2019: Once envious of Te Reo-speaking mates, now he teaches it

6 September 2019: Far North zero-waste campaigner Jared Hiakita honoured in US

31 August 2019:Ara Photography Students, Focus, taking place at Pūmanawa Community Gallery.

28 August 2019: Former CPIT (now Ara) kaiārahi Tahu Potiki remembered as 'quick witted, loving and a beautiful dad'

18 August 2019: Christchurch Hospital parking - CDHB working with Ara and other organisations for suitable locations.

14 August 2019: Vocational Education overhaul gets majority approval

10 August 2019: Asrat, studying English at Ara

5 August 2019: South Canterbury District Health Board partners with Ara for nursing programme

2 August 2019: Gentle approach smooths way for education training overhaul

2 August 2019: Ara chief executive looks for positives in polytech announcement

1 August 2019: 'In the end industry are the key' - Training Federation

1 August 2019: Plans to merge all of country's polytechs met with trepidation

1 August 2019: 16 institutes of technology and polytechnics in RoVE plans.

23 July 2019: Benefits of exercise also beneficial to vehicles, mechanic says

19 July 2019: Ara is a finalist for the ACC Workplace Safety Award at South Canterbury Business awards

9 July 2019: Cycle path changes near Ara City Campus

4 July 2019: Ara Fashion students entered in Hokonui Fashion Design Awards

21 June 2019: Ara council member Melanie Taite-Pitama named the Māori or Pasifika Governance Leader in the 2019 Women in Governance Awards.

18 June 2019: Enrolments in free te reo classes set to quadruple in Christchurch

11 June 2019: New heights on the horizon for Ara Nutrition student Keeley O'Hagan

9 June 2019: Andrew Snell, Manager of Performing Arts at Ara

6 June 2019: Canterbury netballers eligible for Ara's new $10,000 worth of scholarships

3 June 2019: More South Canterbury organisations enrol staff for Te Reo classes

28 May 2019: Canterbury businesses sees value in te reo Māori

27 May 2019: Traps set in Otipua Wetland as Ara sustainability and outdoor education students take on predators

23 May 2019: Students explore trade careers at Ara Timaru campus

20 May 2019: Tiny houses, built by Ara Trades students under auction

14 May 2019: Timaru Boys High School Food Technology students gain expertise and industry knowledge from Ara Food and Hospitality tutor Steve Le Corre.

1 May 2019: New Zealand’s 2019 Big Deer Tour visits Ara Timaru hospitality

1 May 2019: Trainee tradies' 'awesome' tiny houses to be auctioned this month

21 April 2019: Falcon Fairlane Car Club nationals display takes place in Ara Timaru Campus carpark

19 April 2019: “The Lying Robot.”, UR5 Universal Robot at Ara Institute of Canterbury video in TedX 2019 Film Festival

7 April 2019: Tauranga bands win top honours at National Youth Jazz contest, a competition supported by Ara

7 April 2019: South Canterbury business leaders express concern about proposed tertiary education reform

5 April 2019: Sumo Jazz - a Tui Award-winning South Island jazz band consisting of Ara Music Arts tutors performed at the National Youth Jazz Competition in Tauranga

5 April 2019: A Robot beats a website security system in an ICT demonstration at Ara City Campus

29 March 2019: Floating homes one of several projects mooted to transform Kaiapoi River

15 March 2019: Students hit street to strike for planet protection

15 March 2019: Ara Institute of Canterbury implements Collabco’s myday for digital campus

15 March 2019: Christchurch city in lock down, thousands of workers, students stuck

14 March 2019: Ara Institute of Canterbury pushes for regional autonomy in polytechnic overhaul

14 March 2019: Michael's Bakery in Hillmorton, Christchurch, owned by former Ara tutor Mike Meaclem nominated for best hot cross buns in New Zealand

11 March 2019: Ara has signed up to Collabco’s myday digital campus.

5 March 2019: Ara Council deputy chair Janie Annear throws hat into the ring for upcoming Timaru District Council election

4 March 2019: Broadcasting School Journalism tutor Daniel Nielsen writes about the changes in the sector and what it means for students.

28 February 2019: Resounding 'Yes' for young South Canterbury entrepreneurs, in action at Ara Timaru Campus.

14 February 2019: Mature Ara student's return to study changes her life

13 February 2019: Concerns for education proposal in South Canterbury

31 January 2019: 'To better serve the community': Health precinct buildings officially open

29 January 2019: New programmes lifting up enrolment at Ara in Timaru

28 January 2019: Future proof your career and SHIFT into Tech


5 December 2018: Sniper to snapper - Ara Photography student Corporal Sean Spivey

20 November 2018: Kiwi ingenuity bolsters health education toolbox at Manawa

14 November 2018: Timaru students' diverse styles and subjects on show at Polychrome exhibition

9 November 2018: Former Ara council chair Jenn Bestwick appointed to NZQA Board

5 November 2018: Timaru art tutor Michele Beaufoy finalist in Portage Ceramic Awards

26 October 2018: Ara assistant librarian Julie Humby leads print making workshop at Appalachian State University

16 October 2018: Ara set to cancel its lease for Washdyke training farm

9 October 2018: Rural Health Education Hub partner with Ara Institute of Canterbury for nursing programme

9 October 2018: Transport programme at Ara attracts future heavy vehicle drivers

8 October 2018: New funding secured for arthritis treatment programme at Ara

5 October 2018: Interprofessional education for health professionals at Christchurch Health Precinct

30 September 2018: Hollywood actor talks to young actors at Ara

28 September 2018: Educational festival concentrates on Steam subjects

25 September 2018: Ideas festival set to showcase Steam subjects to students

25 September 2018: Ara fashion student Hannah Stack, finalist in inaugural Emerging Designers competition at Ballantynes Fashion Week

21 September 2018: Opening of Future Islands Exhibition at Kahukura building

18 September 2018: One hundred students from the University of Auckland, Unitec, Victoria University of Wellington and Ara Institute of Canterbury participated in the 24 Hour Design Challenge

11 September 2018: Kī-ō-Rahi used to normalise Māori culture

21 August 2018: Transport industry-led programme at Ara hopes to get things rolling

16 August 2018: Christchurch's Ara Institute is about to get 'awesome'

7 August 2018: Street party and animated art for expanded Botanic D'Lights festival

30 July 2018: Trades sector day a success for Ara, students, and industry

23 July 2018: Ara Trades students build WWII signal station replica

22 July 2018: Metalworking on offer at Timaru Menz Shed after two welders donated by Ara

19 July 2018: Food and Hospitality graduate Tom Riley's Green Dinner Table service

19 July 2018: Ara Institute of Canterbury hosting Ideas Festival

6 July 2018: Manawa building blessed in Christchurch’s Health Precinct

30 June 2018: Expansion in times of contraction

27 June 2018: SOFIA talk at Ara City Campus

25 June 2018: Service industry on show at Geraldine High School's expo 

18 June 2018: Students ready to animate with Ara Institute of Canterbury

17 June 2018: Timaru Art exhibition a display of colour and creativity

13 June 2018: Timaru Boys High School Food Technology Chinese MasterChef Challenge Cooking competition, judged by Ara Food and Hospitality tutor Steve LeCorre

12 June 2018: Matariki brings new understanding of Māori culture

10 June 2018: Ara Institute looks to regain trust in South Canterbury community

1 June 2018: Secondary school students compete in Dragons Den at the Timaru Campus

31 May 2018: Christchurch's pedestrian upgrade priorities outside Ara City Campus

25 May 2018: A new life for MisteR designers - both fashion graduates

21 May 2018: New ties forged as Ara Timaru campus hosts open art project workshops

16 May 2018: Ara were an exhibitor at Manufacturing and Technology Pathway Expo, recently hosted at Geraldine High School

27 April 2018: Art and Design graduate Alicia Erceg's floristry artworks

22 April 2018: Close match between apprentice builders in challenge to construct playhouse

19 April 2018: Ara food and hospitality tutors to compete at international event in Singapore

18 April 2018: Miranda Satterthwaite from Ara Institute of Canterbury to speak at Techweek '18

11 April 2018: National University Futsal Championships to be held at Ara City Campus

9 April 2018: If Banksy came to Timaru, what kind of art would he make?

19 March 2018: Transport and logistics open day at Levels Raceway ahead of new Ara course

28 February 2018: New nutritionists opposite yet aligned

27 February 2018: BIM changes the construction industry

22 February 2018: Ara student rep says many graduates juggle study with other responsibilities.

19 February 2018: Creative Conversations: Zina Swanson recipient of Grace Butler Memorial Foundation Award.

18 February 2018: Chch locals sign up for electric car sharing - Hub to be added at City Campus.

13 February 2018: Timaru campus opens doors to visiting Japanese students.

9 February 2018: Ara Institute of Canterbury has amongst the highest rates of employment of nursing graduates in New Zealand.

8 February 2018: The Weber Bros Circus returns to Timaru Campus after only two months away

5 February 2018: Nurses excited about starting nearly full course in Timaru

2 February 2018: Timaru people must support their tertiary institute.

30 January 2018: Ara Broadcasting Graduate Kate Shannon counting on votes for final round of Discovery Channel global internship.

29 January 2018: South Canterbury DHB welcomes news Ara nursing course response in Timaru.

29 January 2018: Burgeoning tech industry has ambitious plans for Dunedin - SIGNAL.

29 January 2018: Fulltime creative industries positions at Timaru Ara campus dropped from 4 to 2.35.

25 January 2018:  Ara Institute of Canterbury's nursing programme nearly full Timaru.

23 January 2018: Twilight event shows off new Ara trades campus

22 January 2018: Muppets meet disco in Timaru playwright Wayne Doyle's newest show No Strings Attached


18 December 2017: A decade-long struggle to finish her degree.

7 December 2017: Ara Timaru course review outcome not likely until early next year.

6 December 2017: It is rocket science for these students.

3 December 2017 Financial nous of crowdfunding investors under scrutiny - Dr James Murray.

13 November 2017: South Canterbury beauticians back a crackdown on 'cowboys'.

17 November 2017: Christchurch condemned social services building becomes living art exhibition - artists include Ara Art and Design students.

15 November 2017: Christchurch kids embrace Māori ball sport.

15 November 2017: Ara Institute of Canterbury students are investigating the idea of co-housing villages in New Brighton.

7 November 2017: List of accolades sets new principal in good stead.

7 November 2017: FBI agent for 22 years, author and child abuse expert Jim Clemente speaks in Christchurch at Ara.

7 November 2017: Capital lead the way in futsal competition, held at Ara City Campus.

6 November 2017: Former FBI agent among speakers at Christchurch conference at Ara City Campus.

31 October 2017: Annual Ara Art and Design students' 'Polychrome' art show an opportunity to give back to Timaru community

24 October 2017: Christchurch City council's art collection - including 'Passing Time' at Ara City campus.

11 October 2017: Graeme Harris, lecturer in mechanical engineering from Ara Institute of Canterbury, discussed his experience in motorsports at a recent Indian motorsport workshop event.

6 October 2017: The best bread makers in the country competed for the national title in Christchurch at Ara Institute of Canterbury's hospitality kitchen.

28 September 2017: Te ao Māori upbringing paves way for pursuit of mental health nursing career for Ara student, Awhina Tapiata.

17 September 2017: Christchurch students more engaged in election than ever before

14 September 2017: Adventure therapy now a course at Ara Institute of Canterbury

14 September 2017: Ara Tutors Trial New Methods of Integrating Technology

13 September 2017: Opihi College students study aerodynamics, learning from Ara Institute of Canterbury's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) tutors.

9 September 2017: Ara Institute of Canterbury adult literacy tutor Barbara Dixon discusses the Kiwi accent

8 September 2017: Sweating the Small Stuff - Māori Language Week 11-15 Sept

7 September 2017: NIWA science fair, held at Kahukura, of Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch

6 September 2017: Following the dream: NASDA student returns from Big Apple dance scholarship

6 September 2017: Electric car sharing scheme hub at Ara Institute of Canterbury Christchurch

5 September 2017: New Ara Chief Executive Tony Gray

5 September 2017: Ara is preparing Kiwis for the future, with EV technology programme

27 August 2017: Timaru Hospitality graduate Kirsten Gilmour, a Kiwi chef in the Cairngorms, Scotland

24 August 2017: Ara Institute of Canterbury and Aoraki Development organise manufacturing sector day for South Canterbury secondary school students

18 August 2017: Ara Institute of Canterbury supporting South Canterbury Ka Toi Maori O Aoraki Flava Festival 2017.

17 August 2017: Indian community celebration of independence day at Ara City Campus

10 August 2017: $34 million Kahukura building officially opened at Ara Institute of Canterbury

10 August 2017: New Zealand is engineering the future: Ara unveils solar building in Christchurch

10 August 2017: Ara Institute of Canterbury and Aoraki Development arrange manufacturing sector day for South Canterbury secondary school educators

9 August 2017: Indian business delegation visits Ara City Campus

4 August 2017: International students enjoying Timaru's green spaces and friendly faces

30 July 2017: Trio of Timaru Ara students take medals from Auckland hospitality competition

28 July 2017: Scholarship scheme aiming to level club rugby launched by Canterbury Rugby and Ara

21 July 2017: Top Ara Timaru hospitality students will take to Auckland to compete

21 July 2017: Ara Institute of Canterbury is supporting the  2017 South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

18 July 2017: Ara affirms commitment to Timaru carpentry as apprentice course develops

30 June 2017: Ara Institute of Canterbury founder and chief executive Kay Giles retires

28 June 2017: Canterbury schoolgirls 'shadow' female tech and engineering experts

9 June 2017: Ara Institute of Canterbury to offer nursing training in Timaru

June 7 2017: Ara food and hospitality tutor Mark Sycamore discusses what it is like to be a chef

June 5 2017: Ara Institute council meet with South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce

May 26 2017: Successes for Ara Institute of Canterbury after merger.

May 26 2017: Former Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology CE Tony Gray appointed Ara Institute of Canterbury CE

May 25 2017: Eight business students from Ara Institute of Canterbury visited Business schools and local industry in India.

May 21 2017: Timaru student takes top prize at culinary competition

May 19 2017: Culinary students converge on Ara Institute of Canterbury's Timaru campus for competition

10 May 2017: Quiz the tutors at Careers Expo

4 May 2017: 'Enshi Vision in Oceania' exhibition held at Ara Institute of Canterbury

1 May 2017: Jenn Bestwick steps down as Ara Institute of Canterbury council chairperson

26 April 2017: New city centre cafe opens a a stone's throw away from Ara Institute of Canterbury

23 April 2017: Ara Institute of Canterbury staff involved in public transport advisory group for Timaru

11 April 2017: Collaboration ensures digital technology learning for Christchurch secondary school students

8 April 2017: Christchurch's Health Precinct construction now underway

7 April 2017: Futsal Tournament held at Ara Institute of Canterbury

6 April 2017: Collaboration keeps digital tech alive at Christchurch schools

30 March 2017: Festival of Transitional Architecture featured installations from Ara Institute of Canterbury architecture students

27 March 2017: Ara Institute of Canterbury second year student Roseanne Jones awarded at Canon Eyecon photography competition

9 March 2017: Signal ICT Graduate School has begun lectures

8 March 2017: Women in construction studying at Ara

5 March 2017: Ara Institute of Canterbury radiology students using virtual reality to get practical experience

27 February 2017: Ara Institute of Canterbury Jazz School graduates Jenny Payne and Lucy Hiku win at Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

27 February 2017: Ara fashion technology and design graduate, Caitlin Crisp, takes cues from Hollywood for her designs.

22 February 2017: A musical about equality, written by Ara Timaru Tutor, Wayne Doyle.

22 February 2017: International students welcomed to South Canterbury

19 February 2017: Ara Institute of Canterbury gets top ranking in new NZQA report

12 February 2017: Tim Ries and Bernard Fowler of the Rolling Stones plan to work with Ara Institute of Canterbury music arts students

8 February 2017: Female big band musicians take the stage, led by Ara Institute of Canterbury vocal tutor Kate Taylor

2 February 2017: Ara Institute of Canterbury chief executive Kay Giles to retire

30 January 2017: Ara Institute of Canterbury architecture students assisting with transformation of 1880s Timaru grainstore building

20 January 2017: Rush for rooms at new Ara Institute of Canterbury Christchurch student halls

19 January 2017: Art and Design tutor Wayne Doyle writes original 'movical', Hey Jude - The Musical

3 January 2017: Surplus expected as Ara Institute of Canterbury ends 2016 on a high note


11 December 2016: Ara Institute of Canterbury and South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce sign memorandum of understanding

8 December 2016: Trades course a 'lifesaver' for formerly homeless man

30 November 2016: Ara Institute of Canterbury signs memorandum of understanding with Hokkaido Bunkyo University (HBU) in Eniwa, Japan

30 November 2016: Health precinct takes shape

3 November 2016: Ara opens South Canterbury campuses to public

27 October 2016: Ara food and hospitality tutors win silver and bronze at Culinary Olympics in Germany

13 October 2016: Mental health at the forefront for tertiary institutions at exam time

6 October 2016: Ground breaking ceremony held for new Christchurch Health Research Education Facility (HREF).

18 September 2016: Ara receives grant to attract more international students to tertiary study in Timaru

29 August 2016: Business Administration programme aimed at Maori and Pasifika students launched in Oamaru.

17 August 2016: Tourism boom prompts new tertiary qualifications in South Canterbury

12 August 2016: Bachelor of Music Arts programme leader Gwyn Reynolds is head judge at Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival

9 August 2016: Untapped opportunities are on Christchurch businesses rooftops. Ara has used beehives on Christchurch campus roofs

25 July 2016: 'Through the Lens', Timaru Campus photography students' exhibition at Timaru District Library

21 July 2016: Ara offering free ICT courses in Timaru

18 July 2016: Degree programmes to be offered in South Canterbury for the first time

9 June 2016: Ara ties with Indian Institutes for student visits.

5 June 2016: Ara Institute of Canterbury is using students' artwork to brighten up temporary construction walls surrounding the Engineering and Architectural Studies building, currently under construction.

23 May 2016: South Canterbury school-leavers probe career opportunities at Timaru Careers and Industry Expo

10 April 2016: Ara Fashion Graduate Naomi White has now established her own fashion business, Lida Fashion.

5 April 2016: The International Edible Book Festival was held at the Madras Street Campus

14 March 2016: A timelapse has been set up at the Madras Street Campus.

9 March 2016: Otautahi House student accommodation set to be expanded.

3 March 2016: Timaru Campus Arts and Design student Jerry Westaway, discusses his film making work.

29 February 2016: Timaru Graphics Design tutor Wayne Doyle claims national masters decathlon record in Wanganui.

25 February 2016: Timaru Digital Photography tutor Ron Lindsay is holding an exhibition of his work, focussing on photos of New Zealand birds, at the South Canterbury Museum.

12 February 2016: Thousands of Christchurch women turning to the trades.

4 February 2016: A street parade on Timaru's Stafford Street was held for graduating Timaru, Ashburton and Oamaru students.

2 February 2016: Nepalese Student Da Futee Sherpa is studying Social Services in Timaru.

25 January 2016: Christchurch's Orange Studios, directed by CPIT Jazz School graduate Michael Bell, is attracting overseas musicians for live concert recordings.

18 January 2016: Timaru student, Shalom Paiaaua praises the He Toki trades training programme.


6 October 2015: Women quitting the office to join the Canterbury rebuild.

5 October 2015: A CPIT graduate has teamed up with mobile company Skinny Mobile to launch a new Android app that gives users free data or minutes.

22 September 2015: The Rugby World Cup is literally heartwrenching.

22 September 2015: CPIT has become the first in the country to be recognised in a world class list.

10 September 2015: More women in trades in Canterbury

8 September 2015: Women in trades feature on Radio NZ

3 September 2015: Private chef challenges reality show concept

3 September 2015: Christchurch's main theatre is to host its first ever fully te reo Māori play.

31 August 2015: CPIT's NZBS features on the 4.30pm TV show.

20 August 2015: CPIT Art and Design Bruce Russell features in The Press.

17 August 2015: CPIT graduate Pete Young's new feature-length documentary will be shown for the first time.

13 August 2015: Music Arts graduate Kerry Coulshed uses song to help empower women in Afghanistan through a joint global project.

1 July 2015: CPIT fashion tutor Nathan Ingram talks about the fashion industry in The Press.

24 June 2015: The Press features an editorial on the proposal to combine Aoraki and CPIT as a single entitiy

22 June 2015: Young musicians from all over Nelson and Tasman will gather for the Nelson Jazz Club youth jazz competitions at the Boat House.

28 May 2015: TV3 features the Roadside Food Project

27 May 2015: The Press features CPIT's participation in the Roadside Food Project.

27 May 2015: Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism has launched a project that aims to lead a new type of food revolution in the region.

28 April 2015: CPIT student Cait Bassett is the newly crowned New Zealand U21 outdoor bowls champion

17 April 2015: Amos Neate, a student of CPIT's He Toki ke te Rika, talks about how the programme changed his life.

7 April 2015: CPIT's Edible Book Competition features in The Press

17 March 2015: CPIT graduate Rosie Miller is in The Press a fashion success story

12 March 2015: CPIT relaunches The Pantry, part of the Visions training restaurants and cafes for hospitality and cookery students. (p.20)

4 March 2015: The official opening of Te Whareora is featured on TV1 news.

23 February 2015: Disability Studies scholar Petra Kuppers writes on Different Light, directed by CPIT, and post-quake Christchurch in the prestigious journal on Performance Studies, The Drama Review (Spring 2015 Ed.).

24 January 2015: CPIT graduate now has a successful business creating fingerless gloves

9 January 2015: Nursing tutors on One News website


December 2014: PITCH in Metropol Magazine, December Issue

22 December 2014: Trades training is at an all time high

17 December 2014: Andrew McKerchar received The Skills Organisation's Apprentice of the Year award

9 December 2014: Afghani refugee wins nursing scholarship

8 December 2014: TVNZ features the Hour of Code

8 December 2014: CPIT is encouraging participation in the international Hour of Code.

24 November 2014: CPIT graduate working in dream job at Dreamworks animation.

16 November 2014: A Canterbury driver training school owner has linked up with CPIT to provide a career path for those wanting to drive trucks and heavy vehicles.

12 November 2014: Fashion and Beauty talk to up-and-coming designer Georgia Currie 

10 November 2014: Dan Barrett has gone from CPIT to hanging out with royalty and A-list movie stars at the Oscars.

6 November 2014: Tourism students visit Dawn Princess in Auckland.

2 November 2014: CE Kay Giles speaks at TEDxChristchurch 

28 October 2014: CPIT travel students aboard Dawn Princess Superliner

22 October 2014: Study changed Maxine's life

14 October 2014: Rockets in flight on CTV news

14 October 2014: CPIT's free robotic workshop is featured on CTV news

1 October 2014: CPIT plans new $30mil central city building 

20 September 2014: CPIT graduate Jack Tame inspires at Spring Graduation

1 September 2014: CPIT fashion graduate Georgia Currie attracts international following.

19 August 2014: CPIT Trades graduates are taking on the world by impressing directors of some of the top firms in the industry.

13 August 2014: CPIT graduate Georgia Currie is part of New Zealand's new fashion order

8 August 2014: CPIT nursing student wins Spark prize.

2 August 2014: Listener, New Zealand Gland On The Run

1 August 2014: CPIT Music Arts graduate reaches No 1. 

30 July 2014: The Star - Games Reunite father and son

30 July 2014: Graduate Tony Astle in The Press.

23 July 2014: Maori Language Week at CPIT.

21 May 2014: CPIT's involvement in the new Christchurch Health Precinct.

10 May 2014: CPIT Jazz graduate smashes guitar to raise funds to study in NYC.

2 April 2014: CPIT's edible books competition features in the New Zealand Herald.

3 March 2014: Aranui Pupil wins Rika scholarship.

27 January 2014: Radio New Zealand talks about CPIT adding a new degree - Māori Language and Indigenous Studies programme to our language and culture programmes offered by Te Puna Wānaka.

15 January 2014: Te Karaka talks to CPIT graduate Adam Lord about his achievements after graduating from He Toki ki te Rika.

3 January 2014: Stuff talks to CPIT's Bachelor of Design student Elias Tyro about his new New Regent Street tattoo store and how tattoos aren't supposed to fulfill a trend or fashion; it's a "symbolic adornment".

2 January 2014: CPIT graduate Daniel McQueen's love of fonts business gets featured on Stuff.


19 December 2013: Māori in danger of losing te reo - the census reveals a decline in the number of Māori fluent in Te Reo.

9 December: CPIT's CEO Kay Giles talks to Plains FM about the highlights and key events for the past year.

26 November 2013: Voxy talks innovative architectural projects on display at CPIT - a showcase of CPIT's third year Architectural Studies students' work.

25 November 2013: Stuff features CPIT's annual PITCH fashion show filling 900 seats at The Tannery.

25 November 2013: CPIT Arts tutor Henry Sunderland talks about a 'toy shop with a difference' with Plains FM.

21 November 2013: The Press features CPIT's Certificate in Design students' Toy Shop exhibition at the Sumner Art Window on Marriner St.

20 November 2013: CPIT's PITCH is featured in The Press with a spotlight on the new location and a fresh lot of young designers.

11 November 2013: Plains FM talks to Sela Faletolu about the weekend's performance of Speak Your Truth.

11 November 2013: The Press features CPIT student Joy Lalahi winning inaugural top female trades student award at the annual Trades Innovation Institute celebration of achievement.

6 November 2013: NewstalkZB talks to CPIT's Chief Executive Kay Giles about our Campus Master Plan and the implications it has on CPIT's growth and modernisation of buildings.

14 October 2013: CPIT's Career Counsellor Lynda talks to Plains FM talks about how people can start making career choices for 2014 now.

4 October 2013: Stuff features government's $18.9 million funding to CPIT's Trades training.

20 September 2013: The Press features CPIT's nursing graduands - a mother and daughter who graduate together at CPIT's Spring Graduation.

18 September 2013: Honey for sale by CPIT's Food and Hospitality gets featured in The Press.

16 September 2013: CPIT's Food and Hospitality tutor David Spice talks to Plains FM about CPIT made honey.

2 September 2013: Mat Goodman talks about his concerns that plastic water bottles are having on our environment and his plans for creating awareness starting at CPIT with Plains FM.

26 August 2013: Fresh talks about CPIT's team winning top culinary competition Toque d'Or

21 August 2013: HospoNews features CPIT reclaiming the title of Nestlé Toque d'Or competition.

19 August 2013: NASDA's Jordan Nicholson and Ben Freeth chat about their production of the 60s rock musical hair on Plains FM.

18 August 2013: Māori Television features the success of He Toki ki te Rika, a Māori trade training programme set up in 2011 to help rebuild the city of Christchurch.

5 August 2013: Stuff talks about CPIT's Trades Innovation Institute and the CPIT Foundation.

5 August 2013: Plains FM talks to CPIT's Trades tutor Mick Cooke about CTC as a partnership between CPIT and Secondary schools.

31 July 2013: CPIT Fashion student Renuka Malik featured in The Press' Zest section after winning an excellence award at the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards and being selected to work with NOM*d and Annah Stretton.

29 July 2013: Radio New Zealand talks to Tessa McGregory about completing a He Toki ki te Rika programme.

29 July 2013: Stuff features He Toki ki te Rika's trainees boosting skills pool for Christchurch rebuild.

27 July 2013: New Zealand Herald features Tracey Howson a CPIT Bachelor of Nursing alumna was in charge of making sure all goes to plan for the newest member of the royal family.

16 July 2013: Nelson Mail features Nelson jazz musician Liam Ryan returning to Christchurch as CPIT's Performing Arts Manager.

8 July 2013: Plains FM talks to CPIT's culinary programmes manager Ryan Marshall.

5 July 2013: CPIT's Hana O'Regan reflects on Māori Language Week in The Press and talks about the positive implications of being more adorned with bilingual signs.

3 July 2013: CTV talks to Hemi Hoskins, CPIT's Te Puna Wānaka manager about Māori Language Week. (13:30)

2 July 2013: The Press features CPIT's Māori Language Week celebrations with tattooist Maia Gibbs showing his Ta Moko skills.

24 June 2013: Plains FM talks to Manu Whata from CPIT's Te Puna Wānaka about the importance of Māori Language Week.

20 June 2013: Nelson Mail features renowned trombonist Scott Taitoko from CPIT's Jazz School joining the judging panel at the Nelson Youth Jazz Competition.

27 May 2013: Genevieve Togiaso nursing tutor at CPIT talks to Plains FM about CPIT's initiatives to encourage Pasifika engagement in health study.

13 May 2013: CPIT's Christine Brennan talks to Plains FM about CPIT supporting New Zealand Language week from the 13 - 17 May.

22 April 2013: Pegasus Post features second year social work student Shakira Van der Lem joining the New Brighton Project to help out with the busy community organisation.

22 April 2013: Plains FM talks to Peter Nock about CPIT's computing for free classes at Campus Connect.

14 April 2013: The Press coins CPIT as one of the quiet achievers of the struggling tertiary education sector.

8 April 2013: Plains FM talks to our Broadcasting School students about the fun activities to do in Christchurch.

5 April 2013: Radio New Zealand talks about the upcoming Māori Trades Training open evening on April 5. Sir Mark Solomon will be guest speaking on the evening to encourage whanau to join the programme.

1 April 2013: NZ Manufacturer looks at emerging technologies such as the 3D printer that is making manufacturing more efficient.

30 March 2013: The Press features CPIT's newly qualified graduates at our Autumn Graduation ceremony and talks about the already fully employed Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) class.

25 March 2013: Paul Norris talks to ScreenTalk about reinventing himself as an academic as the Head of New Zealand Broadcasting School.

18 March 2013: CPIT's Manu Whata talks to Plains FM about Te Puna Wānaka's Open Day coming up.

15 March 2013: Malaysia's R.AGE features CPIT's fashion graduate Phoebe Ratcliff-Reid and her Malaysian counterpart winning the Virtual Re-start Fashion Competition in Malaysia.

15 March 2013: features CPIT's degustation dinners in demand.

5 March 2013: The Press features CPIT designers who won gold at the Ellerslie International Flower Show.

4 March 2013: Plains FM talks to CPIT's Martin Trusttum about the launch of ArtBox.

27 February 2013: The Press checks out the ArtBox project's L-shaped pavilion.

25 February 2013: An article by The Press talks about the legacy of Rika Hyuga living on, through a scholarship - the Rika Fund worth more than $100,000 for CPIT

18 February 2013: Plains FM talks to CPIT's Yoshi Holmes about the Japanese languages available for study this year.

8 February 2013: The Press talks to Black Ferns prop Stephanie Te Ohaere-Fox starting her carpentry course at CPIT and passion to rebuild Christchurch.

7 February 2013: Stuff talks about CPIT's apprenticeship programmes and how our apprentices are helping with the rebuild.

4 February 2013: CPIT's Senior Lecturer in Sports Science, Health and Wellness talks to Plains FM about our new Human Nutrition specialisation.

1 February 2013: Breakfast covers Studio Christchurch's work on coming up with ideas for the city's blueprint. (1:21:40)


29 December 2012: The Press' article on CPIT's student numbers "ballooning" to pre quake figures.

18 December 2012: NASDA students performed a Christmas flash mob at Northland Mall foodcourt.

14 December 2012: CPIT's plumbing tutor Steve Woodbury has made a scale replica of the Anglican Cathedral. Read the story Inmates praised for cathedral replica featured in The Press.

28 November 2012: CPIT's new 3D printer was featured in Stuff with a clip of how it works.

27 November 2012: Scoop article on CPIT's students collaborating to bring colour into central Christchurch.

19 November 2012: Plain's FM Mornings talks about CPIT's Pitch fashion show.

12 October 2012: CPIT's Senior Chef Tutor Hugh Wall was featured on CTV News for his work with the Salvation Army for World Egg Day - feature on 10:30 of video.

2 October 2012: CPIT was featured in this month's New Zealand Education Review - Postgrad & Research issue covering our research month.

26 September 2012: An article in Marlborough Express on two CPIT Jazz graduates in a Gypsy jazz trio swinging into Picton.

26 September 2012: People at the CPIT campus showed off their style on's What you were wearing: September 26.

24 September 2012: An interview with CPIT's Carolyn Shaw on Plains FM about our part time languages.

12 September 2012: A Scoop article on CPIT ranked top among New Zealand institutes of technology for students' successful completion of courses in 2011.

7 September 2012: A Press article on CPIT's Martin Trusttum thinking outside the square about the ArtBox project

4 September 2012: CPIT's Martin Trusttum is interviewed on Radio New Zealand on the Arts on Sunday Series listen to the Chambers at 241 story

22 August 2012: 3 News article featuring CPIT fashion graduate Yujia Wang NZ Fashion Week 2012: Silence Was 

22 August 2012: Story about CPIT graduates at MisteR featured in The Press Zest supplement Chch label can't afford Fashion Week 

18 August 2012: CPIT's Juan Pellegrino talks to the Press about his research on small to medium enterprises at CPIT with Department of Business academic manager Teresa Schwellnus.

16 August 2012: A Press story about the Sound sculpture by CPIT art and design graduate Chris Reddington selected for CPIT's quake commemoration.

8 August 2012: Story about He Toki KI Te Rika students featured on the front page of The Press Beneficiaries hired for rebuild

19 July 2012: Metropol Canterbury interviews CPIT's graphic design student Tom Coull about his debut exhibition at Soeur Design.

18 July 2012: A Press article on CPIT's restaurant tutors winning $20,000 for teaching excellence.

20 June 2012: A Press story about CPIT's Different Light Theatre Company's invitation to perform at a British festival.

26 May 2012: The Press features ArtBox as "A temporary long term solution".

2 February 2012: The Ministry for Culture and Heritage features the Council allocating funding to the arts.


28 August 2011: ArtBox features in the Sunday Star Times.

26 May 2011: A Press article on 80 CPIT architecture students teaming with Gap Filler to bring temporary creative arts projects to vacant sites around Christchurch.


1 April 2010: A Stuff article on CPIT's third year Architecture student Pete Hodge's garden design wins gold at Ellerslie International Flower Show.