Te Poari Akoranga

Te Poari Akoranga provides strategic academic direction and leadership, and a national infrastructure to ensure quality, compliance and consistency of teaching and learning.

Te Poari Akoranga strives to reflect the principles of Ōritetanga (tertiary success for everyone), innovation, harmonisation and collaboration across Te Pūkenga academic network. 

Te Poari Akoranga members

  • Angela Beaton Co-Chair, Te Pūkenga
  • Jeanette Grace - Co-Chair, Whitireia
  • Linda Aumua - Member (Interim Kaimahi Advisory Committee Representative)
  • Fiona Beals - Member (Co-Chair Te Ohu Whakahaere Rangahau Māori, Research and Postgraduate) - WelTec and Whitireia
  • TeUrikore Biddle - Member, Wintec
  • Mary-Liz Broadley - Member (Interim Kaimahi Advisory Committee Representative)
  • Hamish Duncan - Member (Interim Learner Advisory Committee Representative)
  • Jasmine Te Hira – Member (Kōmiti Māori Representative)
  • Annemarie Gillies – Member (Co-Chair Te Ohu Whakahaere Rangahau Māori, Research and Postgraduate) – EIT
  • Kieran Hewitson - Member (DCE Partnerships & Equity delegate), Te Pūkenga
  • Kim Isherwood - Member (Co-Chair Te Ohu Whakahaere Quality), Wintec
  • Diane Lithgow - Member (Co-Chair Te Ohu Whakahaere Approvals), Te Pūkenga
  • Doug Pouwhare - Member (Co-Chair Te Ohu Whakahaere Approvals), Service IQ
  • Deborah Young - Member (Co-Chair Te Ohu Whakahaere Quality), Ara

2022 Meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend Te Poari Akoranga open agenda meetings. If you would like to attend, please email for online login details.

The following dates have been set down for the 2022 meetings of Te Poari Akoranga:

9 February Online Agenda Minutes and associated papers
9 March Online Agenda Minutes and associated papers
13 April Online Agenda Minutes and associated papers
18 May Online Agenda Minutes and associated papers
29 June Online Agenda  Minutes and associated papers
27 July Online  Cancelled  
10 August Online Agenda  Minutes and associated papers
21 September Online Agenda Minutes and associated papers
19 October Online Cancelled  
26 October Online Wānanga    
2 November Online Agenda  
7 December   Agenda  

2023 Meetings

22 February TBC    
29 March TBC    
3 May TBC    
7 June TBC    
12 July TBC    
16 August TBC    
20 September TBC    
25 October TBC    
22 November TBC    

2020 meetings

Previous meetings

2021 meetings

17 February Online Agenda Minutes and associated actions
10 March Online Agenda Minutes and associated actions
14 April Online Agenda Minutes and associated actions
12 May Wellington Agenda Minutes and associated actions
9 June Online Agenda Minutes and associated actions
14 July Online Agenda  Minutes and associated actions
11 August Wellington Agenda  Minutes and associated actions
8 September Online Agenda  Minutes and associated actions
13 October Online Agenda  Minutes and associated actions
10 November Online Canceled  
8 December Online Canceled  

2020 meetings

6 May Online Minutes
10 June Online Minutes
8 July Online Minutes
12 August Online Minutes
9 September Online Minutes
14 October Wintec Minutes
11 November BCITO Minutes
9 December Online Minutes