Explore our campuses
We have three campuses within the West Coast, supporting learning near and far. Mawhera (Greymouth) hosts our main campus, while Westport and Reefton are home to our two regional campuses. We also have campuses in Wānaka, Christchurch and Auckland.
No matter where you study at Tai Poutini Polytechnic, one thing remains the same; our learners are at the centre of everything we do. Our learners enjoy a welcoming, supportive and safe environment, with an extensive range of facilities, services and support.
If you’re an international student here in New Zealand, be sure to check out our international offerings including support and guidance.
There are also many sports clubs keen to attract new members, where you will be made very welcome.
The warm relaxed West Coast Culture is something of a Kiwi icon in its own right. Studying at Tai Poutini in Greymouth is an opportunity to experience that culture - to enjoy it right now and look back on it with pleasure in later years.
The central location of our campus means that owning transport becomes less of an issue for you. Greymouth is within easy travelling distance of Christchurch (248km) with the trip over the magnificent Otira Gorge and Porters Pass taking three hours by car.
There is a regular shuttle and train service from Greymouth, while the Air New Zealand Link Service between Hokitika and Christchurch provides easy access to connecting flights from the city. Within three or four hours you can be home, whether that's Invercargill, Gisborne or Northland.
The West Coast offers a host of attractions, including the mighty Buller River, Paparoa National Park with its spectacular limestone caves and the remarkable Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Almost all the West Coast region is National Park or Conservation Estate land, providing the perfect setting for activities such as bush walking, fishing, surfing, caving, mountain climbing and watching spectacular sunsets.
For more information on Greymouth visit the Grey District Council website.
Find a course
With 180+ qualifications and courses to choose from, there is something for everyone. If you need some help finding the right programme for you, we have career advisors to help you.