20 Dec 2023

Government continuing with plans to dissolve Te Pūkenga

From Morning Report, 7:25 am on 20 December 2023

The government is storming ahead with plans to dissolve mega-polytech Te Pūkenga, but it's yet to shed light on how the once again separate institutes will operate.

The individual polytechs have made a collective loss of $185 million this year and have no local leadership.

Current Te Pūkenga chief executive Peter Winder will leave his role next month after being made redundant.

Tertiary Education Minister and former chief executive of the Southern Institute of Technology Penny Simmonds spoke to Charlotte Cook.