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QTI Member Articles

Monthly articles submitted by member organisations

Unique Sports Programme Gets Youth Back into the Classroom

Unique Sports Programme Gets Youth Back into the Classroom

Sports-mad Waikato teens who are struggling at high school or are looking for a vocational pathway to employment have been thrown a lifeline thanks to a new partnership between private training provider NZMA and The Lowie Foundation, an independent New Zealand charity founded by rugby league legend Graham Lowe.
NZMA Brings World-class Hospitality Training to Rotorua

NZMA Brings World-class Hospitality Training to Rotorua

NZMA has just opened its doors in Rotorua, giving local teens the chance to launch exciting careers in the hospitality sector.
NZMA Cookery Student Wins Top Scholarship

NZMA Cookery Student Wins Top Scholarship

A $2000 scholarship from catering and hospitality giant Southern Hospitality has been a great start to the New Year for Otara mum Rose Peihopa.

NZMA Gets TEC Vote of Confidence

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has given NZMA its highest seal of approval, reinforcing the provider’s reputation as one of New Zealand’s top-ranked training establishments.

NZMA Students Bridge Gap Between South Auckland and San Lorenzo

The plight of an Italian woman who lost her family in Central Italy’s August 24 earthquake has struck a chord with a group of hospitality and cookery students from NZMA – they recently hosted an Italian canape lunch in Otahuhu to raise money for her.
NZMA Shines at NZChefs National Salon

NZMA Shines at NZChefs National Salon

Medals and accolades came thick and fast for NZMA students, graduates and their tutors at this year’s NZChefs National Salon, the largest hospitality competition in the country.
NZMA Cookery Tutor to Represent NZ in Culinary Olympics

NZMA Cookery Tutor to Represent NZ in Culinary Olympics

His life-like chocolate sculptures, gravity-defying cakes and Heston Blumenthal-style desserts have amazed New Zealand’s culinary elite for years. But now NZMA cookery tutor Ganesh Khedekar is taking his skills to the global stage, where he will battle it out in the world’s toughest cooking competition.
NZMA offers trade scholarship to help window washer

NZMA offers trade scholarship to help window washer

A 26-year-old Otara man, Paku Sadlier, has been inundated with potential job offers and messages of support since sharing his story on Stuff. One generous reader dropped off a supermarket gift card for him and his family while another offered to make a cash donation, while NZMA has offered him a scholarship to study a level 4 Certificate in Building.
From NZMA East Auckland to East Asia in the Name of Fine Food

From NZMA East Auckland to East Asia in the Name of Fine Food

A St Johns mum of three will head to Ho Chi Minh City next week to represent New Zealand in a culinary competition. Tuaine Taringa, a culinary arts student at NZMA in Sylvia Park, is one of six top cookery students from around the country who has been selected for the NZ Viet Nam Culinary Collaboration. The competition has been organised by Education New Zealand, and will showcase New Zealand’s expertise in vocational training. It coincides with the launch of Air New Zealand’s direct flights from Auckland to Ho Chi Minh City, starting on 4 June.
NZMA Joins Forces with St Vincent de Paul

NZMA Joins Forces with St Vincent de Paul

A unique partnership between NZMA Hamilton and St Vincent de Paul is building skills and boosting goodwill in the local community. The new initiative sees NZMA business, contact centre and retail students staffing St Vincent de Paul shops throughout the Waikato every Friday.
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