Upcoming Orientations

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.

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.


Wellington City Campuses


All Students Pōwhiri - Te Kahui Auaha

9:30am & 11:30am 4 March 2019



Māori Orientation
Waiwhetu Marae

 10:00am  - 12:00pm

18 February 2019

International Orientation


18 February 2019

1 March 2019

Youth Guarantee Kick-off  10:00am - 1:00pm 28 February 2019
Pasifika Student Welcome  12:00pm - 2:00pm 28 February 2019
All Students Mihi Whakatau


Please assemble at the
Buick Street carpark by 9:00am

4 March 2019





Youth Guarantee Kick-off

 10:00am - 1:00pm 26 February 2019

Māori Student Welcome

12:00pm - 2:00pm 26 February 2019

Pasifika Student Welcome

12:00pm - 2:00pm 27 February 2019
All Students Pōwhiri 


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

4 March 2019


Pōwhiri - Auckland Campus Common Room  9:20am 4 March  2019


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


Youth Guarantee

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

Come, engage and be informed how 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 & 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 9am and gather at 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.

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

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