Media Statement: 18 September 2018

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The Council of Whitireia Community Polytechnic and the Wellington Institute of Technology notes the Minister of Education’s announcement today that he intends to appoint a Commissioner upon dissolving the Council.

The Minister has asked the Council to consider this initial decision and the Council has up to 21 days to provide feedback.  Due to the need to provide certainty to Whitireia and WelTec the Council will respond as a priority.

This initial decision has been made following approval of a $15M capital injection from the Crown to Whitireia which was welcomed by the Council.