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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-blooded Moriori died in 1933.

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-tribal Musket Wars encompassed over 600 battles between 1801 and 1840, killing 30,000–40,000 Māori. From the early 19th century, Christian missionaries began to settle New Zealand, eventually converting most of the Māori population. The Māori population declined to around 40 percent of its pre-contact level during the 19th century; introduced diseases were the major factor.

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-governing, gaining responsibility over all domestic matters other than native policy. (Control over native policy was granted in the mid-1860s.) Following concerns that the South Island might form a separate colony, premier Alfred Domett moved a resolution to transfer the capital from Auckland to a locality near the Cook Strait. Wellington was chosen for its harbour and central location, with parliament officially sitting there for the first time in 1865. As immigrant numbers increased, conflicts over land led to the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s and 1870s, resulting in the loss and confiscation of much Māori land. In 1893 the country became the first nation in the world to grant all women the right to vote] and in 1894 pioneered the adoption of compulsory arbitration between employers and unions.

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-governing status. In 1947 the country adopted the Statute of Westminster, confirming that the British parliament could no longer legislate for New Zealand without the consent of New Zealand. New Zealand was involved in world affairs, fighting alongside the British Empire in the First and Second World Warsand suffering through the Great Depression.] The depression led to the election of the first Labour government and the establishment of a comprehensivewelfare state and a protectionist economy. New Zealand experienced increasing prosperity following World War IIand Māori began to leave their traditional rural life and move to the cities in search of work. A Māori protest movement developed, which criticised Eurocentrism and worked for greater recognition of Māori culture and the Treaty of Waitangi. In 1975, a Waitangi Tribunal was set up to investigate alleged breaches of the Treaty, and it was enabled to investigate historic grievances in 1985.[39] The government has negotiated settlements of these grievances with many iwi, although Māori claims to the foreshore and seabed have proved controversial in the 2000s.



Most countries have some sort of provinces or states into which they are divided. New Zealand's seemingly complex system of regions and districts seems strange for the government of a manageably sized population. Rather than simple divisions into a few manageable areas New Zealand, for the purposes of government and administration, has no fewer than sixteen Regions which represent the top level of government and of which eleven are led by an elected council for each region, the other five Regions being governed by territorial authorities.

A territorial authority sounds terrible but it's really only something like a city council except that in New Zealand so many 'territories' are not exactly cities that they opted for this name. This complexity may also be an historical result of the several different and often widely separated communities dotted around the country while New Zealand was still in its infancy as a nation.

The regions, like the provinces of history which were abolished, have undergone changes over the decades but the most recent changes seem to have stuck. They were divided with geographic features in mind, particularly runoff water and ground water to enable straightforward administration of the resources in a given region.

The Regions of New Zealand are

• Northland, the home of the kauri tree, a giant of the rainforest.

• Auckland, the 'big city' of New Zealand and its surrounds.

• Waikato, A diverse region in which to explore caves and nature reserves, see Hamilton and Waikato towns.

• Bay of Plenty. A popular holiday area and home to a historical gold rush

• Gisbourne, home to the town of the same name and spectacular east coast scenery.

• Hawke's Bay is popular with the sailors

• Taranaki is a popular golfing destination and is also home to the Egmont National Park.

• Manawatu-Wanganui is a feast of culture and nature. Palmerston North is a picturesque town with many interesting galleries and shops.

• Wellington is the political nerve centre of New Zealand. The Capital of New Zealand.

And on the South island

• Tasman named for the famous explorer Abel Tasman.

• Nelson, from quad biking trails to art and wine Nelson has much to recommend it.

• Marlborough is a place of snowy mountains and cosy village life.

• West Coast for Greymouth (the town) and glaciers.

• Canterbury has its regional seat at Christchurch, a beautiful town full of gardens and historic buildings.

• Otago is old gold country and also has rugged mountain ranges and many small towns.

• Southland as the name suggests is the southernmost region. Colder weather and a whole new world of scenery await you in Southland.

Christianity is the predominant religion in New Zealand, although its society is among the most secular in the world. In the 2006 Census, 55.6 percent of the population identified themselves as Christians, while another 34.7 percent indicated that they had no religion (up from 29.6 percent in 2001) and around 4 percent affiliated with other religions. The main Christian denominations are Anglicanism (14.8 percent), Roman Catholicism (13.6 percent),Presbyterianism (10.7 percent) and Methodism (5 percent). There are also significant numbers of Christians who identify themselves with Pentecostal,Baptist, and Latter-day Saint churches. According to census figures, other significant minority religions include Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. The indigenous Māori tend to be associated with Presbyterian and Mormonism, but the census showed that the New Zealand-based Ringatū and Rātana religions had experienced considerable growth.



New Zealand is made up of two main islands and a number of smaller islands, located near the centre of the water hemisphere. The two main islands (the North Island, or Te Ika-a-Māui, and the South Island, or Te Waipounamu) are separated by the Cook Strait, 22 kilometres (14 mi) wide at its narrowest point. Besides the North and South Islands, the five largest inhabited islands are Stewart Island, the Chatham Islands, Great Barrier Island (in the Hauraki Gulf), d'Urville Island (in the Marlborough Sounds) and Waiheke Island(about 22 km (14 mi) from central Auckland). The country's islands lie between latitudes 29° and 53°S, and longitudes 165° and 176°E.

New Zealand is long (over 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) along its north-north-east axis) and narrow (a maximum width of 400 kilometres (250 mi)), with approximately 15,000 km (9,300 mi) of coastline and a total land area of 268,000 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi) Because of its far-flung outlying islands and long coastline, the country has extensive marine resources. Its Exclusive, one of the largest in the world, covers more than 15 times its land area.

The South Island is the largest landmass of New Zealand, and is divided along its length by the Southern Alps. There are 18 peaks over 3,000 metres (9,800 ft), the highest of which is Aoraki / Mount Cook at 3,754 metres (12,316 ft). Fiordland's steep mountains and deep fiords record the extensive ice age glaciation of this south-western corner of the South Island. The North Island is less mountainous but is marked by volcanism. The highly active Taupo Volcanic Zone has formed a large volcanic plateau, punctuated by the North Island's highest mountain, Mount Ruapehu (2,797 metres (9,177 ft)). The plateau also hosts the country's largest lake, Lake Taupo, nestled in the caldera of one of the world's most active super volcanoes.

The country owes its varied topography, and perhaps even its emergence above the waves, to the dynamic boundary it straddles between the Pacific and Indo-Australian Plates. New Zealand is part of Zealandia, amicrocontinent nearly half the size of Australia that gradually submerged after breaking away from the Gondwanan supercontinent. About 25 million years ago, a shift in plate tectonic movements began to contort and crumple the region. This is now most evident in the Southern Alps, formed by compression of the crust beside the Alpine Fault. Elsewhere the plate boundary involves the subduction of one plate under the other, producing the Puysegur Trench to the south, the Hikurangi Trench east of the North Island, and the Kermadec and Tonga Trenches further north.

New Zealand has a mild and temperate maritime climate (Köppen: Cfb) with mean annual temperatures ranging from 10 °C (50 °F) in the south to 16 °C (61 °F) in the north. Historical maxima and minima are 42.4 °C (108.32 °F) in Rangiora, Canterbury and −25.6 °C (−14.08 °F) in Ranfurly, Otago. Conditions vary sharply across regions from extremely wet on the West Coast of the South Island to almost semi-arid in Central Otago and the Mackenzie Basin of inland Canterbury and subtropical in Northland. Of the seven largest cities, Christchurch is the driest, receiving on average only 640 millimetres (25 in) of rain per year and Auckland the wettest, receiving almost twice that amount.  Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch all receive a yearly average in excess of 2,000 hours of sunshine. The southern and south-western parts of the South Island have a cooler and cloudier climate, with around 1,400–1,600 hours; the northern and north-eastern parts of the South Island are the sunniest areas of the country and receive approximately 2,400–2,500 hours. The general snow season is about early June until early October in the South Island. It is less common on the North Island, although it does occur.


New Zealand has a modern, prosperous and developed market economy with an estimated gross domestic product (GDP) at purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita of roughly US$28,250.[n 7] The currency is the New Zealand dollar, informally known as the "Kiwi dollar"; it also circulates in the Cook Islands (seeCook Islands dollar), Niue, Tokelau, and the Pitcairn Islands. New Zealand was ranked sixth in the 2013 Human Development Index, fourth in the The Heritage Foundation's 2012 Index of Economic Freedom, and 13th in INSEAD's 2012 Global Innovation Index.[184]

Historically, extractive industries have contributed strongly to New Zealand's economy, focussing at different times on sealing, whaling, flax, gold, kauri gum, and native timber. With the development of refrigerated shipping in the 1880s meat and dairy products were exported to Britain, a trade which provided the basis for strong economic growth in New Zealand. High demand for agricultural products from the United Kingdom and the United States helped New Zealanders achieve higher living standards than both Australia and Western Europe in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1973 New Zealand's export market was reduced when the United Kingdom joined the European Community and other compounding factors, such as the 1973 oil and 1979 energy crisis, led to a severe economic. Living standards in New Zealand fell behind those of Australia and Western Europe, and by 1982 New Zealand had the lowest per-capita income of all the developed nations surveyed by the World Bank. Since 1984, successive governments engaged in major macroeconomic restructuring (known first as Rogernomics and then Ruthanasia), rapidly transforming New Zealand from a highly protectionist economy to a liberalized free-trade economy.[192][193]

Unemployment peaked above 10 percent in 1991 and 1992, following the 1987 share market crash, but eventually fell to a record low of 3.4 percent in 2007 (ranking fifth from twenty-seven comparable OECD nations). However, the global financial crisis that followed had a major impact on New Zealand, with the GDP shrinking for five consecutive quarters, the longest recession in over thirty years, and unemployment rising back to 7 percent in late 2009. As of May 2012, the general unemployment rate was around 6.7 percent, while the unemployment rate for youth aged 15 to 21 was 13.6 percent. New Zealand has experienced a series of "brain drains" since the 1970s that still continue today. Nearly one quarter of highly skilled workers live overseas, mostly in Australia and Britain, which is the largest proportion from any developed nation. In recent years, however, a "brain gain" has brought in educated professionals from Europe and lesser developed countries.


New Zealand is heavily dependent on international trade, particularly in agricultural products. Exports account for a high 24 percent of its output, making New Zealand vulnerable to international commodity prices and global economic slowdowns. Its principal export industries are agriculture, horticulture, fishing, forestry and mining, which make up about half of the country's exports. Its major export partners are Australia, United States, Japan, China, and the United Kingdom. On 7 April 2008, New Zealand and China signed the New Zealand–China Free Trade Agreement, the first such agreement China has signed with a developed country. The service sector is the largest sector in the economy, followed by manufacturing and construction and then farming and raw material extraction. Tourism plays a significant role in New Zealand's economy, contributing $15.0 billion to New Zealand’s total GDP and supporting 9.6 percent of the total workforce in 2010. International visitors to New Zealand increased by 3.1 percent in the year to October 2010 and are expected to increase at a rate of 2.5 percent annually up to 2015.

Wool was New Zealand’s major agricultural export during the late 19th century. Even as late as the 1960s it made up over a third of all export revenues, but since then its price has steadily dropped relative to other commodities[212] and wool is no longer profitable for many farmers. In contrast dairy farming increased, with the number of dairy cows doubling between 1990 and 2007 to become New Zealand's largest export earner. In the year to June 2009, dairy products accounted for 21 percent ($9.1 billion) of total merchandise exports and the country's largest company, Fonterra, controls almost one-third of the international dairy trade. Other agricultural exports in 2009 were meat 13.2 percent, wool 6.3 percent, fruit 3.5 percent and fishing 3.3 percent. New Zealand's wine industry has followed a similar trend to dairy, the number of vineyards doubling over the same period overtaking wool exports for the first time in 2007.


In 2008, oil, gas and coal generated approximately 69 percent of New Zealand's gross energy supply and 31% was generated from renewable energy, primarily hydroelectric power and geothermal power. New Zealand's transport network includes 93,805 kilometres (58,288 mi) of roads, worth 23 billion dollars and 4,128 kilometres (2,565 mi) of railway lines. Most major cities and towns are linked by bus services, although the private car is the predominant mode of transport. The railways were privatised in 1993, then re-purchased by the government in 2004 and vested into a state owned enterprise. Railways run the length of the country, although most lines now carry freight rather than passengers. Most international visitors arrive via air and New Zealand has six international airports, although currently only the Auckland and Christchurch airports connect directly with countries other than Australia or Fiji. The New Zealand Post Office had a monopoly over telecommunications until 1989 when Telecom New Zealand was formed, initially as a state-owned enterprise and then privatized in 1990.[228] Telecom still owns the majority of the telecommunications infrastructure, but competition from other providers has increased. The United Nations International Telecommunication Union ranks New Zealand 12th in the development of information and communications infrastructure, having moved up four places between 2008 and 2010.

The healthcare system of New Zealand has undergone significant changes throughout the past several decades. From an essentially fully public system in the early 20th century, reforms have introduced market and health insurance elements primarily in the last three decades, creating a mixed public-private system for delivering healthcare.

• The Accident Compensation Corporation covers the costs of treatment for cases deemed 'accidents', including medical misadventure, for all people legally in New Zealand (including tourists), with the costs recovered via levies on employers, employees and some other sources such as car registration.

• The relatively extensive and high-quality system of public hospitals treats citizens or permanent residents free of charge and is managed by District Health Boards. However, costly or difficult operations often require long waiting list delays unless the treatment is medically urgent.[1] Because of this, a secondary market of health insurance schemes exists which fund operations and treatments for their members privately. Southern Cross Health Insurance, a non-profit-scheme, is the largest of these at about 60% of the health insurance market and covering almost a quarter of all New Zealanders in 2007, even operating its own chain of hospitals.[2]

• Primary care (non-specialist doctors / family doctors) and medications on the list of the New Zealand government agency PHARMAC require co-payments, but are subsidized, especially for patients with community health services cards or high user health cards.

• Emergency services are primarily provided by St. John New Zealand charity (as well as Wellington Free Ambulance in the Wellington Region), supported with a mix of private (donated) and public (subsidy) funds.

In 2005, New Zealand spent 8.9% of GDP on health care, or US$2,403 per capita. Of that, approximately 77% was government expenditure.[3] In a 2010 study, New Zealand came last in a study for the level of medications use in 14 developed countries (i.e. used least medicines overall), and also spent the lowest amount on healthcare amongst the same list of countries, with US$2510 ($3460) per capita, compared to the United States at US$7290.


The Ministry of Health is responsible for the oversight and funding of the twenty District Health Boards (DHBs). These are responsible for organizing healthcare in the district and meeting the standards set by the Ministry of Health. Twenty-one DHBs came into being on January 1, 2001 with Southland and Otago DHBs merging into Southern DHB on 1 May 2010.

The boards for each DHB are elected in elections held every three years, with the exception of one of the eight board members, who is appointed by the Ministry of Health.

The DHBs oversee the forty six Primary Health Organizations established throughout the country. These were first set up in July, 2002, with a mandate to focus on the health of communities. Originally there were 81 of these, but this has been reduced down to 46 in 2008. They are funded by DHBs, and are required to be entirely non-profit, democratic bodies that are responsive to their communities' needs. Almost all New Zealanders are enrolled in a PHO, as there are financial incentives for the patients to become enrolled.

Public vs. private payment

The burden for the core of the healthcare system rests with government expenditure (approx. 77%). Private payment by individuals also plays an important role in the overall system although the cost of these payments are comparatively minor.

Damage as a result of "accidents", ranging from minor to major physical and psychological trauma, is generally completely covered by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). This may include coverage for doctors visits and lump-sum payments.

Those earning less than certain amounts, depending on the number of dependents in their household, can qualify for a Community Services Card (CSC), which reduces the upfront fee for visiting a doctor.

Hospital and specialist care, on the other hand, is totally covered by the government if the patient is referred by a general or family practitioner.

Health statistics

The following statistics are a sample from the World Health Organization Statistical Information System (WHOSIS). The year on which the data were sampled follows the statistic in brackets.


• Population (in thousands): 4,334 (2009)

• Total fertility rate (per woman): 2 (2006)

• Adolescent fertility rate (%): 27 (2004)


• Per capita government spending (PPP Int $): 1,905 (2006)

• Per capita total spending (PPP Int $): 2,447 (2006)

• Total expenditure (% of GDP): 9.4 (2006)

Life expectancy

• Life expectancy at birth (years): 80 (2006)

• Life expectancy for females (years): 82 (2006)

• Life expectancy for males (years): 78 (2006)

• Neonatal mortality (per 1,000 live births): 3 (2004)

• Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births): 5 (2006)

• Years of life lost to communicable diseases (%): 5 (2002)

• Years of life lost to injuries (%): 17 (2002)

• Years of life lost to non-communicable diseases (%): 79 (2002)


Abortion is legal in New Zealand, if certain criteria are met. In general, either the health of the mother or the foetus must be in jeopardy. Additionally, two doctors must give their consent to the procedure. There were 18,380 abortions carried out in 2007, following a general increase in both the absolute number and per capita rate since 1991.


The Pharmaceutical Management Agency of New Zealand (PHARMAC) was set up in 1993 to decide which medications the government will subsidise. In general, PHARMAC will select an effective and safe medication from a class of drugs, and negotiate with the drug manufacturer to obtain the best price. There are approximately 2,000 drugs listed on the national schedule that are either fully or partially subsidised.

Emergency service

Outside the Wellington Region, Emergency and non-urgent ambulance transportation is carried out by the charitable organization St. John New Zealand. In Greater Wellington Region ambulance services are provided by the Wellington Free Ambulance organisation.


Primary and secondary schooling is compulsory for children aged 6 to 16, with the majority attending from the age of 5There are 13 school years and attending state (public) schools is free to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents from a person's 5th birthday to the end of the calendar year following their 19th birthday. New Zealand has an adult literacy rate of 99 percent, and over half of the population aged 15 to 29 holds a tertiary qualification. There are five types of government-owned tertiary institutions: universities, colleges of education, polytechnics, specialist colleges, and wānanga, in addition to private training establishments. In the adult population 14.2 percent have a bachelor's degree or higher, 30.4 percent have some form of secondary qualification as their highest qualification and 22.4 percent have no formal qualification. The OECD's Programmers for International Student Assessment ranks New Zealand's education system as the 7th best in the world, with students performing exceptionally well in reading, mathematics and science.


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In August 1987, teachers and higher education authorities from the Asia-Pacific region gathered together in Honolulu, Hawaii to discuss the future …..


Welcome to the National Tertiary Education Consortium (Ntec).  Ntec consists of four tertiary institutes, which are all registered with and accredited by the ………


The Royal Business College was founded in 1996 in New Zealand.

Since that time it has grown to become one of the largest and most respected colleges in ……..


Welcome to Wintec - one of New Zealand’s largest Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics (ITPs) and a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the …….



In August 1987, teachers and higher education authorities from the Asia-Pacific region gathered together in Honolulu, Hawaii to discuss the future of education.  The result of this symposium was the proposition and development of the “International Pacific University Plan”.  The goal of this Plan sought to build an extensive educational network between various local tertiary institutions, and in addition, provide students with international educational opportunities across the region.  In this dynamic environment, students could develop cross-cultural communication skills in a variety of fields – including business, education or sports.

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-lasting friendships.

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.

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  • business managemnt
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Counseling Programmers
  • english



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-cultural staff with wide experience in education for international students. Tutors, counselors and support staff are happy to mentor students and give guidance to help them get the most out of their study and to reach their full potential.


Benefits for our students:


Best quality education:

The NTec schools are high-performing, good quality education providers, and this is reflected in their NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority) external evaluation and review reports. Three of the schools – Concordia, National Technology Institute and the College of Future Learning NZ – have the highest possible rating of Category One, which means that NZQA is "highly confident" in their educational performance.  

The NZQA Evaluation and Review Reports are available online:
CIB                http:// http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nqfdocs/provider-reports/7664.pdf
NTI                http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nqfdocs/provider-reports/7832.pdf 
FutureCOL    http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nqfdocs/provider-reports/8698.pdf
NIE(NZILD)   http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nqfdocs/provider-reports/7530.pdf


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

On campus:

Free Wi-Fi internet on campus

Multi-cultural environment – we have students from more than 16 different countries

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.


Join us:

 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.

  • health service
  • hospitality
  • pathway programme
  • Teacher Education and Workplace Training Programmes


The Royal Business College was founded in 1996 in New Zealand.

Since that time it has grown to become one of the largest and most respected colleges in New Zealand, with four campuses based in Christchurch (Head Office), Auckland, Te Puke and Hastings.

Royal Business College is a Category 1

Provider, offering the highest NZQA

Accredited Qualifications.

Our range of course offerings is one of the most comprehensive in New Zealand and is constantly reviewed and updated to ensure relevance in today’s international workplace. Importantly we also assist our students set career goals that are relevant to them and where they want to go in life.

Our mission is to exist for our students, teaching and guiding them towards a meaningful educated and balanced future life in an international environment. This student–centered focus and our target of excellence has been the key to our success, reflected in the academic achievements of our past and present students.

Our lecturers are of the highest caliber, with many of them being masters qualified. They take a very personal interest in seeing their students succeed, and are available for personal tuition to assist students through difficult phases of study where necessary. Our class sizes are small, meaning no student is left behind. We have an extremely high graduation rate of 95%, virtually unmatched in the industry. Our students are prepared for success the moment they start their study pathway with us and our graduating figures prove this.


  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Entrepreneurship (AIB)  
  • RBC Diploma in Entrepreneurship Level 7  
  • National Diploma in Business Level 5  
  • National Diploma in Business Level 6  
  • Diploma in Business Management Level 7  

Information technology

  • National Diploma in Computing L5  
  • RBC Diploma in Computing L6  
  • RBC Diploma in IT Level 7  


  • National Certificate in Horticulture Level 4  
  • RBC Diploma in Horticulture Level 5  

Hotel management

  • National Diploma in Tourism (Management) Level 5  

Short courses

  • English (Full Time)  
  • English (Part Time)  
  • Holiday and Professional Training Programmes


Welcome to Wintec - one of New Zealand’s largest Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics (ITPs) and a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the Waikato region.

With three campuses throughout the region and a history spanning more than 80 years, we’re proud to be an integral part of the region, serving the needs of students, employers and the wider community.

Whether you’re a potential student, an employer, industry group or community organisation, we’re looking forward to working with you to build a stronger commun

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