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Mature students, Wairarapa Community Polytechnic, 1990s

Mature students, Wairarapa Community Polytechnic, 1990s

The Wairarapa Community Polytechnic opened in 1989. Because most Wairarapa school-leavers continued to seek tertiary education in larger centres, mature students dominated the polytechnic’s enrolments. These students are attending a Māori studies course in the early 1990s. Wairarapa became a campus of the Universal College of Learning (UCOL) in 2001.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Tertiary education - Polytechnics before 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012