Minister of Education’s decision to appoint a Commissioner

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Following earlier announcements by the Minister of Education, the Council of Whitireia Community Polytechnic and the Wellington Institute of Technology was consulted over the appointment of a Commissioner. 

The Council now notes the Minister’s decision to dissolve the Council and appoint Dr Neil Barns in its place. Dr Barns has extensive experience in the tertiary education sector and the Council wishes him every success working with Whitireia and WelTec. 

The Council wishes to acknowledge the support of many stakeholders and the important contribution of staff during its time in office.