Orientation 2019

2019 Orientation Dates

Welcome! You are about to embark on your own unique study journey with us. It is an exciting time and our aim is to support you every step of the way – starting with a Pōwhiri or Mihi Whakatau and Orientation.


You are invited to attend a Pōwhiri or Mihi Whakatau officially welcoming you to WelTec, Whitireia and Te Kahui Auaha. This celebrates both the beginning of your relationship with us and the start of your study journey.

Not sure what to expect? Check out our Guide to Pōwhiri >

Please note: The times for some events are still being finalised so make sure you check back closer to orientation. Also, we will confirm which programmes are attending which Pōwhiri at Te Kahui Auaha soon.



For International Orientation information, please head to the Whitireia or WelTec websites.




International Orientation


11 and 12 July 2019

Youth Success Kick-off  10:00am 10 July 2019
Pasifika Student Welcome  12:00pm 17 July 2019
All Students Mihi Whakatau

 9:00 am

Please assemble at the
Buick Street carpark by 8:30 am

15 July 2019





Youth Success Kick-off

10:00am 9 July 2019

Māori Student Welcome

12:00pm 9 July 2019

Pasifika Student Welcome

10:00am 11 July 2019
All Students Pōwhiri 


Please assemble at Entrance 1 carpark
(off Wi Neera Drive) by 10:30 am


15 July 2019

Wellington City Campuses

All Students Pōwhiri  - Te Kahui Auaha

Pōwhiri 1: 9:15 am (Business, IT, Tourism and Hospitality)

Pōwhiri 2: 10:15 am (Creative)

All programmes starting at Wellington city campuses

Please assemble on Level 1

15 July 2019


Pōwhiri - Auckland Campus Common Room  9:20 am 12 July  2019


Contact LSS@wandw.ac.nz for orientation queries. 


Māori Student Welcome

Nau mai, haere mai koutou nga kaimahi, nga kaiako ranei, hei tautoko ratou nga tauira hou ka eke mai ki te Kura Matatini o Whitireia.

Staff and students are invited to meet and greet new Māori students. Lunch provided.

Whakawhanaungatanga or relationship building will occur as a result of this brief but rewarding hui. Nau mai Haere mai, please come help support a warm welcome for our new tauira/students. For dietary and catering purposes, please confirm your attendance to LSS@wandw.ac.nz  


Youth Success and Welcome

Are you a new Youth student enrolled for Trimester 2 2019? Have you received Youth Guarantee in 2019? Are you a parent of a youth guarantee student?

All new students under the age of 20 are invited to engage and be informed of how Youth Engagement Advisors and Youth Guarantee can lead you to success. Parents are welcome to attend and be informed about Youth Guarantee. A fun packed information session with a few giveaways and light lunch provided. For dietary and catering purposes, please confirm your attendance to LSS@wandw.ac.nz.


Pasifika Student Welcome

Bula Vanaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu,  Kia Orana, Malo e lelei, Mauri, Taloha ni, Talofa, Talofa Lava & greetings.

We invite you to attend our Pasifika Students Welcome, an orientation event that aims to give you the best possible start to study this year. Connect with other Pacific students & key staff and engage in activities to help you succeed in tertiary study.

Join us, we look forward to seeing you there. Lunch and laughter provided. For dietary and catering purposes, please confirm your attendance to LSS@wandw.ac.nz


Auckland Campus

The Auckland campus pōwhiri is a very friendly process.  All new students are asked to arrive around 9:00 am and gather at the reception.  There will be a short briefing with new students before the ceremony begins to answer any questions or concerns.  The pōwhiri itself will begin at 9:20.am

For more information on International Student Orientations, visit the Whitireia or WelTec websites.