10 Nov 2015

Aoraki Polytechnic-CPIT merger approved

12:55 pm on 10 November 2015

The Government has approved the merger of two South Island polytechnics, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology and Aoraki Polytechnic.

Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce said consultation on the merger drew 30 responses of which 13 were opposed to the plan and 10 were in support.

He said the merger would provide the highest-quality education for Canterbury.

The institutions' merger will take effect from the start of next year when a new name will be announced.