Whitireia New Zealand, previously called Whitireia Community Polytechnic (Māori: Te Kura Matatini o Whitireia) is a government owned and funded tertiary education institute in New Zealand. It has grown since its establishment in 1986 on the shores of Porirua Harbour, to have student numbers in excess of 7,500 with campuses in Auckland, Wellington, Kāpiti and Porirua.
Whitireia was founded in 1986 in Porirua and was originally named Parumoana Community College. It was renamed Whitireia Community Polytechnic in 1989 and Whitireia New Zealand in 2010.
official website: www.whitireia.ac.nz
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