17 - 21 July 2023

O-week is how we welcome our new and returning students. We want to be part of your study journey with us, and we want you to feel like part of our whānau. It's also a great chance to meet other students, your friendly tutors, and the welcoming support staff. 

You can download your welcome pack here

All ākonga (students) in New Plymouth and Hāwera will be formally welcomed to our WITT Te Pūkenga whānau by a pōwhiri, on their first day.

The week you start your study journey with us will involve fun, games, and free kai.

New Plymouth

All activities take place between 12pm - 1pm.

Monday 17 July - FREE lunch featuring music

Lunch is sorted, grab yourself a free nacho box outside Te Piere, grab your friends and take some snaps in the photobooth, and get groovy with our very own DJ.

Tuesday 18 July - Games Day

Join our lunchtime activities and win the epic prizes up for grabs, headphones, cafe vouchers, pak n save vouchers, notebooks and more! Enjoy mini golf - hole-in-one, hook-a-duck, table tennis, and balloon pop.

Wednesday 19 July - Market Day

It's Market Day. See what our local community, businesses, and organisations have to offer students. We have Mitre10, Taranaki Womens Refuge, Road Safety, Rainbow Youth, and more coming along. Join us in Te Kāuta Cafe.

Thursday 20 July - Activity Day

Test your three-point skills at our outdoor classroom next to Mātātoa Gym. We will have kai (sausage sizzle) and there will be epic prizes up for grabs like double passes to the next Taranaki Bulls rugby game!

Friday 21 July Pop-up pancakes

We'll have a pancake station set up in Te Kāuta Cafe. Finish your week with something sweet.


All activities take place between 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Monday 17 July - FREE lunch featuring music

Lunch is sorted for returning ākonga, grab yourself a welcome back free lunch, and get groovy with some tunes.

He pātai? Got a question? If there’s anything you’re not sure about, please get in touch. Call 0800 WITT NZ (0800 948 869) or email info@witt.ac.nz.

Campus Tours (New Plymouth)

Learn to navigate your way around campus, discover all the key places and step into your first day confidently. Tours usually take around 20-30 minutes. 

Meet us inside the main Reception at 20 Bell Street, five minutes before the tour starts.


  • 4pm - Monday 6 November
  • 9am - Wednesday 22 November


  • 12 (noon) - Thursday 25 January


  • 3pm - Tuesday 20 February
  • 8am - Thursday 29 February 

If you would like to arrange a campus tour on a different date than those above, please email s.legge@witt.ac.nz


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