Student music played around the world

8 Mar 2017

*Student music played around the world* Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s MAINZ students are taking part in a new project that will see their music played in stores and showrooms around the world. FUSION Electronics has partnered with MAINZ to create the FUSION Soundrise Project. The initiative will see MAINZ students create and submit orginal music prepared to fit corporate briefs across five genres provided by FUSION. The tracks will be played on MAINZ radio station, Radio Teapot and a panel of judges will select a finalist for each genre, as well as an overall winner. The five finalist tracks will be mastered and loaded onto FUSION’s Stereo Active – a portable, purpose-built marine stereo – and distributed to FUSION’s salespeople and retailers worldwide, to be played in stores and at tradeshows. Students will receive real-world feedback from the marketplace and global exposure along the way. The project will select a “track of the year” based on this market feedback, which will see the winning student receive an award and cash prize.    “Our best guess is that these students’ music will be heard in at least 42 countries,” says Marcus Hamilton, Marketing Manager for FUSION Electronics. “The initial idea was just to run a competition, but when we teamed-up...

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Music industry links boost job prospects

8 Mar 2017

Music industry links boost job prospects Graduates of Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s MAINZ Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Production are enjoying strong career prospects as the industry looks to the music institute for new talent. Programme Manager John Bassett says MAINZ enjoys strong links with industry, which results in good outcomes for students. “Of the 11 students enrolled in their final year of the Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Production, the majority moved straight in to jobs or on to further study. Students have picked up great jobs across the spectrum, including Radio NZ, the renowned Roundhead Studio, music therapy, television audio content production, Maori TV and in overseas positions. “We work in a reasonably small industry in New Zealand. Increasingly, if you want to become involved in audio engineering and production, it makes sense to study with MAINZ. Our connections to industry give our students a head-start when the jobs come up. We are also approached directly by NZ businesses when they are looking to hire new talent. Dr Bassett says demand for places in the programme remains strong, with some great new talent moving through the institute in 2017. The Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Production was introduced at MAINZ Auckland in 2016 and is now also available through...

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O week – MAINZ Auckland

15 Feb 2017

O week – MAINZ Auckland  Welcome to the MAINZ 2017 Academic Year! We kick off the year with great orientation activities giving you opportunities to meet with others and give you a taste of the types of things you can achieve through studying at MAINZ – starting each morning with bands out of the front of Victoria Street to welcome you in,  BBQ’s every lunch time, and regular gigs from students and staff playing at various times. Orientation is important – for all students.  It is more than just fun activities – it allows you to meet the staff, meet other students, think about your future, and find out what you can do to make the most of being a MAINZ student. Orientation is about place, people and planning. For those new to MAINZ, we will have a formal Mihi Whakatau on Tuesday, with plenty of time to practice waiata beforehand (we are a music school after all).  Returning students are encouraged to be part of the MAINZ welcoming party. Keep an eye out for the daily activities, and I wish you all the best for your studies at MAINZ.  Dr Christine Fenton MAINZ General Manager (Acting)

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Welcome to Greymouth Students

25 Jan 2017

Welcome to Greymouth Students Kia ora koutou katoa e te whanau o te kuratini o te tai o poutini, That time again to welcome our manuhiri (visitors/students) to our campus and make them part of our whanau (family).  There will be a powhiri on Monday 13th, at 9.45 a.m. in the Atrium.  If you could ask your students to please gather at the front of the polytechnic at 9.30 a.m for a pre-brief that would be great.  I will be pushing to have the welcome over by 10.00 a.m so that we can slide into the time frame of our normal morning tea and then after the students have had some kai (food – which will be in the atrium) they can move off with their tutor/s after morning tea break.  Please come along and support! Mauri ora,

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WC open day

20 Dec 2016

WC Open Day. Chat with tutors about 2017 study options. Free Coffee and BBQ.

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Holiday close down

14 Dec 2016

MAINZ Auckland, TPP Westport and Reefton will be closed from 5pm Friday 16 December.  All other Tai Poutini Polytechnic Campuses will be closed from 5pm on Wednesday 21 December 2016. All campuses will be re-opening Monday 9 January 2017. Wishing you a Safe and Merry Christmas. Tai Poutini Polytechnic

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Graduation day road closures

6 Dec 2016

Graduation day road closures The NZ Transport Agency is advising all users of the Coast Road, SH6 through Punakaiki between Westport and Greymouth, that they will need to take the Reefton route (SH 7) on Friday, 9 December. Mackay Street Mile - Friday 9 December 2016 Mackay Street from Regent Theatre to Custom Street, including Tainui Street from Mackay Street to Mawhera Quay  - 4pm to 9pm.

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Campus closure

13 Nov 2016

  *WESTPORT CAMPUS – 15 November 2016* Our Westport Campus will be open as normal on Tuesday 15 November 2016.   *CAMPUS CLOSURE – 14 November 2016* 14 November 2016, 8.45am Our Westport Campus is closed today 14 November 2016. An update will be provided by 5pm today.  Watch this space.

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New manager for Polytechnic’s West Coast Faculty

10 Nov 2016

New manager for Polytechnic’s West Coast Faculty Putting people into jobs, enticing new students to the West Coast and working with business to deliver the education outcomes the region needs are three key goals of Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s (TPP’s) new West Coast General Manager Teresa Schwellnus. Dr Schwellnus, who took on the role at the beginning of August, says she is energised about the opportunities on the West Coast. Emigrating from South Africa in 2000, where she was a Professor in Private Law, Dr Schwellnus has since held senior roles at the University of Canterbury’s College of Education and the Ara Institute of Canterbury. “It is exciting for me to actually be getting a chance to do a broader role. I am passionate about getting people into jobs. I believe in ‘education for employment’, that is, seeing real employment outcomes for students. “I also enjoy the regional development aspect of this role. TPP is not only an employer in the region,we are also a big provider of skilled staff to local businesses. We need to be working as part of the wider business economy to make sure we are meeting the needs of the West Coast. “I drive around the region and see this as the land of opportunity – we have plenty of everything and TPP has...

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