The board, staff, students and graduates of Toi Whakaari were thrilled to congratulate three of our best and brightest at this year’s graduation ceremony.
Second year acting students Puawai Winterburn (Ngati Raukawa, Ngapuhi, Ngati Porou) and Richard MacDonald (Tuhoe) were recipients of this year’s prestigious Bill Guest Awards and second year management student Olivia Chan received the inaugural Ruku Ao Award at the event on 9 November.
To help celebrate 10 years of Costume diploma graduates, Lynn Freeman from RNZ National’s Standing Room Only programme visited Toi Whakaari to talk to head of course Kaarin Macaulay and second year student Monique Bartosh about the the future of costume in New Zealand.
Toi Whakaari is seeking a quick thinking, innovative and dexterous Executive Assistant for our Director. We are looking for someone who can change gears quickly and smoothly, work independently to provide a high level of support, and thrive in an ever changing environment.
We are seeking an experienced tutor to join the current staff delivering the Bachelor of Design (Stage & Screen) and eventually to run our new set and props diploma course.
As of 2017, Toi Whakaari will no longer be offering the New Zealand Diploma in Entertainment Technology because of NZQA’s Targeted Review of Qualifications (TRoQ) that has made all certificate and diploma qualifications national qualifications.
The result of the TRoQ review is that there are now a number of new national entertainment and event technology qualifications in level 3, 4 and 6.
One of New Zealand’s foremost leadership development specialists, Suzi McAlpine, has launched a scholarship, The Leader’s Digest Scholarship, providing a unique opportunity for leaders to attend Ruku Ao - a ground-breaking collaborative leadership programme provided by Toi Whakaari.