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March 2023 Newsletter

I doubt that among you, there isn’t a single person who hasn’t been affected in some way by the recent weather events and the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, either directly, or by knowing someone who was impacted.

Fortunately, other than power and communications outages, our Hawke’s Bay based team didn’t experience any significant loss, but we will be working from home for a few months while EIT Te Pūkenga restores the Taradale campus, where our office is based.  Our thoughts are with everyone affected and especially to those who have lost homes and livelihoods.

We also offer encouragement to teaching staff and learners – particularly those at EIT Te Pūkenga Taradale  – as they return back to online and/or at a distance learning. We recognise it isn’t easy so mihi to you all as you adapt yet again.

Developing systems and models to make teaching and learning at a distance easier for all parties has been at the heart of some of the work that Food and Fibre CoVE has done over the past couple of years. We recommend tutors take a look at the Tech-Enabled Learning Website where you will find some tips and tricks to help you out as some of you move back online for a while.

With effects being felt widely by both industry and training providers, there is plenty being said about building back better.  While policy and engineering mitigations will be required, perhaps we should be thinking more about adaptation and of reimagining some of our places and practices to ensure a more secure future.

All the best and kia kaha, you’ve got this….read full newsletter here