Contact the International Team

The International Team is available to assist overseas students with academic and pastoral support including applications, consultation on academic records and qualification equivalence, interviews and enrolments, and accommodation and transport.

The team also organises regular social events to give students opportunities to meet and socialise.

The International Team is located at Windermere Campus in W91 and at Bongard Centre in DT142.

Postal Address

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic International Office, Private Bag 12001, Tauranga 3143, New Zealand

Physical Addresses

Windermere Campus: 70 Windermere Drive, Poike, Tauranga, New Zealand

Bongard Centre: 200 Cameron Road, Tauranga, New Zealand

Meet the Team

International Manager (Acting)

  • Lizzie Reinecke

Administration Enquiries

Support for students and agents with applications, enrolments and visa applications.

  • Letitia Rogers, International Co-ordinator
  • Charlie Harcombe, International Co-ordinator (currently away until October 2016)

Telephone ++64 7 571 0190 ext. 8932 (New Zealand office hours)  |  Email the International Co-ordinator

International Pastoral Care Enquiries

Support for students with pastoral care, visa applications, transport and accommodation.

Emergency number for currently enrolled international students (available 24 hours): ++64 27 534 1768 (not for study/programme/visa enquiries)

Agent Enquiries

Support for agents and prospective students with applications, agent contracts and payment enquiries.

  • Nirosh Wijesinghe

Mobile Phone ++64 27 423 6956 (New Zealand office hours)

Need Information about Programmes, Visas, or Studying in Tauranga?

Telephone: ++64 7 571 0190 ext. 8932 (NZ office hours)
Mobile Phone ++64 27 423 6956 (NZ office hours)

Current International Student Emergencies:

Emergency mobile phone available 24 hours: ++64 27 534 1768  (not for study/program/visa enquiries)

Other Contacts & Links

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact the International Office.


We aim to help you when problems occur and assist you in knowing and exercising your rights. We do three things on a personal and private basis:

  • We listen to the problem
  • We assist you with advice on the options you have
  • We offer you support

Ako Awe

Ako Awe provides a range of high quality, friendly and free services. The team can make your tertiary experience a more positive one. No-one can guarantee your success, but improving and enhancing your academic skills can make your studies easier. Ako Awe provides help with things like essay writing, stress management, referencing, computing skills, maths, and much more.

Information Centre

The Information Centre staff can help you with information about programmes, making your best choice and your application.