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Major rethink over Te Pūkenga’s merger plan

Jem Traylen
Wed, 03 Aug 2022

Major rethink over Te Pūkenga’s merger plan
Acting chief executive Peter Winder has come up with a new transition plan for the beleaguered amalgamation. (Image: George Novak/NZME)
Jem Traylen
Wed, 03 Aug 2022
The country’s new mega polytech is ditching a transition plan its leaders say was too risky but they remain tight-lipped over the chief executive’s abrupt departure on personal leave.Acting chief executive of Te Pūkenga (the NZ Institute of Skills and Training), Peter Winder, told Parliament’s education and workforce committee a planned staff consultation had been delayed because the transition pathway was now considered too risky.Winder was a member of Te Pūkenga's establishment board, having previously been chair of the...

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