Student leaders and voice

Ko te ahurei o te ākonga arahia o tātou mahi

Let the uniqueness of the student guide our work

Your Voice Matters

The student voice informs decision making at WITT and when you share your ideas, kōrero, and concerns with us, it helps make WITT better for everyone. 

You can have your say by:

  • Get involved as a student representative
  • Provide feedback to our surveys throughout your student journey 
  • Sending us an email at 

2023 Student Leaders

Anna Burkitt 


Kia ora, My name is Anna, I’m a proud mum of 3 children (one who is also a current WITT student). Im passionate about having the student's voice heard and bringing WITT and all students together to form a united team.

I bring leadership experience, understanding and commitment to this role and look forward to contributing in areas where not only my life experiences but my past and future career experiences and skills can benefit WITT and students alike.

Mikayla Mathys

Engineering Technology

Ko Taranaki te Maunga
Ko Rautini te Awa
Ko Aotea te waka
Ko Te Potaka te marae
Ko Taranaki te iwi
Ko Mikayla toku ingoa

Born and bred in New Plymouth and proud of the diversity our region has to offer.  To me being a student leader is as simple as “I am the person you come to talk too, talk about anything at any time”

Sara Gatenby

Te Reo Māori

Ko Te Upoko o Tahumatā te maunga
Ko Ōkana te awa
Ko Uruao te waka
Ko Waitaha, ko Ngāti Māmoe, ko Ngāi Tahu ngā iwi
Ko Sara Gatenby tōku ingoa
Kia Ora, I am a mother of a 14 year old boy.

This is my 2nd year studying at the Te Hāwera campus. I enjoy spending time playing board games, watching movies and learning. Throughout life I have experienced a variety of barriers and challenges, which have given me the strength and capability to navigate student life. 

This year my goal as student leader is student achievement, while providing the best environment and support to complete our studies. If you have any concerns or need guidance toward the right direction, please don’t hesitate to come up for chat anytime.

Mā te wā

Oisin Ammundsen

Environmental Management

Dia duit gach duine. Oisín Ammundsen is ainm dom.

I am in my first year at WITT studying Environmental Management. I look forward to meeting and talking to all students whether it's just a chat or about an issue.

I want to be the voice of the student body because I always want people to be heard and looked after. Feel free to come up and have a korero with me if you see me around campus.

Natasha Sellar

Architectural Technology

Kon’nichiwa, my name is Natasha. I have always had an interest in buildings and their design often taking influence from the past for how it can benefit our future in terms of design and materials which is what lead me to study Architecture.

I have the great pleasure of being a mother to 3 wonderful boys.

One of my key qualities is that I’m compassionate which is what lead me to becoming a student leader. To be someone in which anyone can come to for a listening ear and if the need arises to be an advocate in your corner.

Tina Moeahu

Te Reo Maori

Tēnā koutou katoa
Ko Taranaki, Te Ati Awa, Ngāruahine, Ngāti Porou me Te Arawa ōku Kāhui
Ko Tina tāku ingoa
He whaea whakahīhī ahau ki ōku tamariki tokorua

As a student leader I aspire to uplift, encourage, tautoko and empower tauira.  Finding solutions to navigate through life's challenges while studying, and being successful is something I have experience with. 

Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui


Naomi Butler

Conservation (Operations)

Kia Ora, my name is Naomi Butler

I am currently studying Conservation LV4. This is my first year, although no stranger to self management and learning, I can understand how overwhelming being a student can be. During my time here I look forward to representing you as your Student Leader.

As student leaders we can assist you with any concerns as well as share your ideas. Talk to us so we can make your time here fun and enjoyable while you study. Don't hesitate to reach out and have a chat anytime you see me around campus. 


If you’re interested in becoming a Student Leader or School Representative or, we’d love to hear from you.

Send us an email here and we’ll get in touch with more information.


Te Paepae Ākonga - Student Voice

Zanetta Hinton

Student Voice Project Manager

06 757 3100 ext. 8768

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