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Polytechnic supports Westport community 


Tai Poutini Polytechnic is supporting the Westport flood recovery by baking and selling cupcakes to contribute to the Buller Mayoral Fund, and offering free access to campus computer facilities.

Get in early to secure your cupcakes and support the local Westport community by pre‐ordering now at the Greymouth Campus reception – cupcakes are $3 each and can be pre‐ordered now or purchased from the Polytechnic’s Greymouth Training Restaurant on Friday 6 August from 12 noon ‐ 2.30 pm, or until sold out.

The Polytechnic’s West Coast Level 1 Trades Academy cookery students are excited to be part of the fundraiser to support the Westport community.

The Polytechnic is also offering Westport locals free access to WIFI, computers and printers at the Westport campus if they need to upload files to insurance companies, or take care of anything else. Members of the public are welcome to call into the campus at 280 Palmerston Street weekdays between 9am and 4pm staff will be available to help.

Tai Poutini Polytechnic Leader Engagement Mequa Hourston says the fundraising and opening campus doors is a small way that staff and students can do their bit to support the Westport community.

“Our students are really keen to get involved in the effort to help people affected by the flooding. They are excited to be able to use their cooking skills to contribute to a cause that supports members of our community. Some of the students have been involved in similar fundraisers previously, and there is always fantastic support from the community – so make sure you don’t miss out if you want a cupcake!

“The Polytechnic has staff and students in Westport and we know how devastating the floods have been for the local community. By opening our doors, offering access to facilities and helping to raise funds for the Buller Mayoral Fund we are doing what we can to help.”


Cupcake flood relief sales

  • Cupcakes will be on sale at the Greymouth Campus Training Restaurant on Friday 6 August from 12 noon ‐ 2.30 pm, or until sold out.
  • Pre‐order now from Greymouth campus reception to avoid missing out.
  • Cost is $3 a cupcake.
  • All proceeds will go to the Buller Mayoral Fund.


Westport computer facility access

  • Members of the public are offered free access to WIFI, computers and printers.
  • Polytechnic Westport Campus, 280 Palmerston Street, 9am‐4pm weekdays.
  • Please have a chat to staff when you arrive and they will be able to help you.


For more information contact:
Mequa Hourston, Leader Engagement
DDI: 03 7699 405 | Mobile: 027 237 5844 | email: