About Us

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is the largest tertiary provider in the Bay of Plenty and the third largest institute of technology in New Zealand.

We are home to more than 14,000 students, more than 1,000 staff, and we offer more than 150 programmes ranging from certificate to postgraduate level.

Our History

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is an amalgamation of two high performing institutions – Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in Tauranga, and Waiariki Institute of Technology in Rotorua. The institutions merged in May 2016 to better meet the education and employment needs of the region.

The Story Behind our Name

Toi Ohomai means to aim high and achieve great heights; to be awakened by learning.

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Our name was gifted to us by iwi. It has a story that has been woven from our whakapapa, history and the aspirations of our communities. It is a representation of institutional excellence that supports innovation, connectedness and motivates and inspires the people of the region. Read more about the meaning of Toi Ohomai.

Our Location

Toi Ohomai has five main campuses in Rotorua, Taupo, Tauranga, Tokoroa, and Whakatane. We teach from more than 68 delivery sites around the Bay of Plenty and South Waikato.

Our Future

Toi Ohomai is a network of purposeful connections – together we are forming constellations of excellence, knowledge, people, partnerships and innovation throughout the region, united in the exchange of knowledge. We are all here to be awakened and inspired by learning and to ensure our people, communities and region continue to prosper and flourish.

Read about our purpose and vision in the 2017-2020 Strategic Intent statement (pdf, 200kb)

Annual Report

14,103 students enrolled across 204 formal programmes. 93% student satisfaction, and $46,000 donated to local charities through our Charity House Project. Read all about it in our 2016 Annual Report.