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New Zealand was one of the last major landmasses settled by humans. Radiocarbon dating, evidence ofdeforestation and mitochondrial DNA variability within Māori populations suggest New Zealand was first settled by Eastern Polynesians between 1250 and 1300, concluding a long series of voyages through the southern Pacific islands. Over the centuries that followed these settlers developed a distinct culture now known as Māori. The population was divided into iwi (tribes) and hapū (subtribes) who would cooperate, compete and sometimes fight with each other. At some point a group of Māori migrated to the Chatham Islands (which they named Rēkohu) where they developed their distinct Morioriculture. The Moriori population was decimated between 1835 and 1862, largely because ofTaranaki Māori invasion and enslavement in the 1830s, although European diseases also contributed. In 1862 only 101 survived and the last known full-
The first Europeans known to have reached New Zealand were Dutch explorer Abel Tasman and his crew in 1642. In a hostile encounter, four crew members were killed and at least one Māori was hit bycanister shot.] Europeans did not revisit New Zealand until 1769 when British explorer James Cook mapped almost the entire coastline. Following Cook, New Zealand was visited by numerous European and North American whaling, sealing and trading ships. They traded food, metal tools, weapons and other goods for timber, food, artifacts and water. The introduction of the potato and the muskettransformed Māori agriculture and warfare. Potatoes provided a reliable food surplus, which enabled longer and more sustained military campaigns. The resulting inter-
The Waitangi sheet from the Treaty of Waitangi
In 1788 Arthur Phillip assumed the position of Governor of New South Wales and claimed New Zealand as part of New South Wales. The British Government appointed James Busby as British Resident to New Zealand in 1832 and in 1835, following an announcement of impending French settlement by Charles de Thierry, the nebulous United Tribes of New Zealand sent a Declaration of the Independence to King William IV of the United Kingdom asking for protection.]Ongoing unrest and the dubious legal standing of the Declaration of Independence prompted the Colonial Office to send Captain William Hobson to claim sovereignty for the British Crown and negotiate a treaty with the Māori. The Treaty of Waitangi was first signed in the Bay of Islands on 6 February 1840. In response to the commercially run New Zealand Company's attempts to establish an independent settlement in Wellington and French settlers "purchasing" land inAkaroa, Hobson declared British sovereignty over all of New Zealand on 21 May 1840, even though copies of the Treaty were still circulating. With the signing of the Treaty and declaration of sovereignty the number of immigrants, particularly from the United Kingdom, began to increase.
New Zealand, originally part of the colony of New South Wales, became a separate Colony of New Zealand on 1 July 1841. The colony gained a representative government in 1852 and the 1st New Zealand Parliament met in 1854. In 1856 the colony effectively became self-
In 1907, at the request of the New Zealand Parliament, King Edward VII proclaimed New Zealand a dominion within the British Empire, reflecting its self-
In August 1987, teachers and higher education authorities from the Asia-
A special delegation then presented this plan to the New Zealand Government, with a proposal to establish a private tertiary institution providing international education in New Zealand. This was an unprecedented event, as at that time the provision of tertiary education in New Zealand was strictly the domain of existing universities and polytechnics. After months of discussion and negotiation, the government approved the establishment of a private tertiary institution as part of New Zealand’s educational reform. The new institution was aptly named “International Pacific College” (IPC).
1. Internationally Recognised Qualifications
IPC degree and diploma programmes are all approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). IPC graduates holding Master’s/Bachelor’s degrees or diplomas can look forward to exciting career prospects.
2. Successful Career Path Development
IPC helps students with future career development and job placement. Internship programmes are available for all diploma and degree students.
3. High Quality Programmes
Many graduates with a degree or diploma start their own businesses or have found employment with internationally recognised hotels, companies, and organisations either in New Zealand or in their home countries. IPC is also known for its strong academic programmes, in which students gain not only professional knowledge but also practical skills in international business, international relations and international languages.
4. Small Classes and Individual Support
Small classes at IPC help foster close relationships between teachers and students. All students are carefully monitored by lecturers and support staff for both their academic achievement and personal welfare.
5. Multicultural and Friendly Environment
Students and lecturers at IPC come from over 30 different countries. Living in the residential halls with young people from different cultures help broaden students’ horizons and build strong and long-
6. IPC’s International Network
IPC has signed various Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) agreements with a wide network of universities around the world, enabling students to seek more educational experiences abroad. IPC is also associated with its sister university and college in Japan (International Pacific University in Okayama and Tokyo International Business College). There are various exchange programmes available whereby students can transfer credits between institutions to gain multicultural experience.
WELCOME TO NTEC
Welcome to the National Tertiary Education Consortium (Ntec). Ntec consists of four tertiary institutes, which are all registered with and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA):
Concordia Institute of Business (CIB),
National Technology Institute (NTI),
National Institute of Education,
The College of Future Learning NZ (FutureCOL).
Students at Ntec are prepared for careers in computing, cookery, counseling, business, hospitality and workplace training. Concordia’s English Academy offers a wide range of English programmers, including general, business, academic, IELTS and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), and Ntec also runs short hospitality and counseling courses
The main Ntec campus is in the Auckland CBD, and we also have campuses in Christchurch, Tauranga, and Hastings. Each campus is located in the city centre and has easy access to public transport, libraries, shopping centers and food outlets.
Why Choose Ntec?
Ntec has a reputation for being friendly, caring, and welcoming, and has a multi-
Benefits for our students:
Best quality education:
The NTec schools are high-
The NZQA Evaluation and Review Reports are available online:
CIB http:// http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nqfdocs/provider-
We have well qualified, caring teaching and administration staff.
Each year we offer many full and partial scholarships (conditions apply – contact us for more details).
When students arrive in NZ, we offer:
Free airport pick up
2 weeks free shared accommodation
Free mobile SIM card
Notebook/net book computers with high specifications for Diploma students
Organized sporting activities, including cricket and indoor soccer, basketball, table tennis and swimming
Student social activities, including talent quest, barbecues, parties, trips
Mission and Vision
Ntec's Mission: Education to empower individuals to realize their potential and to contribute to the betterment of society.
Ntec's Vision: To be recognized as an institution focused on educational excellence, innovation and creativity in an ethical and nurturing environment.
Find out more…
To learn more about our courses, facilities, location, application process and information on Auckland, Hastings, Tauranga and New Zealand, click the links on this page. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you want more information.
Studying at Ntec offers students a rewarding experience in a new culture and environment. We look forward to you joining us soon.
We have intakes throughout the year. For a complete list of programmers, and further details on individual courses and intake dates, please contact us or check our website.