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)
  • Skyla Flowers - Member (Interim Learner Advisory Committee Representative)
  • Annemarie Gillies – Member (Co-Chair Te Ohu Whakahaere Rangahau Māori, Research and Posgraduate) – 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
  • Liz McKenzie - Member, Otago Polytechnic
  • 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 Wellington Agenda Minutes and associated papers
29 June Online Agenda  Minutes and associated papers
13 July Online Cancelled  
27 July Wellington Cancelled   
10 August Online Agenda   
21 September Online Agenda  
12 October Online    
2 November Online    
7 December      

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