Beginning a new learning journey in lockdown

When business slowed last year due the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown and travel restrictions, entrepreneur and mum-of-four, Sam Daly, chose to use her spare time to upskill. Sam and her husband started O’Brien’s Furniture Movers in Wellington in 2018, after deciding to capitalise on their previous experience in the industry by starting their own business. By […]

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Navigating online learning

Skipper and NorthTec Learner Jennifer navigates online learning as she crosses the Tasman. When NorthTec business student Jennifer Troup’s three-week trip from Darwin to New Plymouth turned into a two-month journey, she was determined to stay on course with her studies. Jennifer, 37, who lives in Kerikeri, enrolled in the New Zealand Diploma in Business […]

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Making meaningful connections online

One of the many things that 2020 has taught us is that it truly is possible to make meaningful connections in an online space. For Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology graduate Shai Whetu, forging connections with her classmates was an important part of her online learning journey. It’s clear within a few minutes of speaking […]

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Fueling a passion for numbers

For Otago Polytechnic online learner Paul, studying towards a New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting) has added fuel to his passion for numbers.  Over his 40-year career, Paul has seen his fair share of financial statements and documents in his work in senior management and as a business owner. This ignited an interest in accountancy, and this year he decided to reinforce his skills and knowledge with a […]

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