Aoraki Polytechnic

Aoraki Polytechnic was a public New Zealand tertiary education institution. Aoraki Polytechnic's main campus was based in central Timaru, South Canterbury, South Island. It also had campuses offering a variety of programmes in Ashburton, Oamaru, Christchurch and Dunedin. In March 2016, Aoraki Polytechnic merged with the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology to form Ara Institute of Canterbury.[2]

Aoraki Polytechnic
Academic staff
158 FTEStaff 2005
Students1910 EFTS (2012)[1]
New Zealand
AffiliationsPublic NZ TEI

In 2015 Aoraki Polytechnic had 1,021 Equivalent Full Time students (EFTS) and approximately 93 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Academic Staff and 44 FTE Support staff.[3]

Southern Upload

Southern Upload was a television show produced by Aoraki's Film and Television students, which started in 2011.[4]



  1. "Participation". Education Counts. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  2. Murphy, Emily (30 March 2016). "Polytechnic merger rebranded as Ara Institute". The Press. p. A3.
  3. "Aoraki Polytechnic Annual Report 2015" (PDF). 20 April 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  4. "School shows meet deadlines | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand & International News". 22 July 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2016.