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Matariki Celebrations at Regent Training Centre in Whangarei

Matariki Celebrations at Regent Training Centre in Whangarei

On Thursday July 2nd, Regent Training Centre will be celebrating Matariki with fun, food and song.  The festivities will take place at our rural campus based just outside of Whangarei at Ngararatunua, with much of the food having been grown there! Matariki is our Aotearoa Pacific New Year. The name Matariki is taken from a small but distinctive 7 star cluster, which marks a new phase of life. Of the many stars and constellations that acted as milestones in the traditional Maori calendar, M...
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It is the final week of Term 2!

It is the final week of Term 2!

Wow!  2015 is flying by!  Friday the 3rd of July is the last day of term 2 for Regent Training Centre Students.  It is then 2 weeks off before starting classes again on Monday the 20th of July. For some of our students this marks the end of their journey with Regent Training Centre because they started their qualifications this time last year. Although it is sad to see you go, we know that it is on towards a better and brighter future. The middle of the year is a...
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Client feedback for Regent Training Centre

Client feedback for Regent Training Centre

At Regent Training Centre we like to receive your feedback.  What follows below is a letter from one of Training for Work clients, who because of his effort and Regent Training Centre is now in full time employment.  The letter is written to Maureen who is one of our fantastic Training for Work co-ordinators in New Lynn: Hi Maureen I would just like to take this time to tell you how much I appreciate your assistance in getting full time employment To any future cand...
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Youth Services – helping Regent Training Students gain their Learner Driver’s Licences

Youth Services – helping Regent Training Students gain their Learner Driver’s Licences

Over the past 6 weeks Youth Services West have been visiting Regent Training Centre in New Lynn every Tuesday, holding 1 ½ hour free driver education sessions for all students.  All of our students who are studying a Youth Guarantee FREE programme / course with Regent Training Centre are welcome to attend.   As many of our learners are wanting to gain their Driving licence this is a great help! Each student is provided with a Quiz booklet to keep after the fun s...
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Meet one of our Auckland Automotive Tutors

Meet one of our Auckland Automotive Tutors

As an Automotive Tutor for Regent Training Centre in Auckland, Suni Menon knows only too well the many difficulties that face a lot of our learners.  Suni grew up in an extremely poor family, believing himself to be a slow learner.  One of three boys, Suni struggled at school, often being told by teachers just “to go sit at the back of the room”.  When Suni failed his 6th form examinations it was no surprise and so he left school to work as a labourer with a...
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Free Health Clinic in Auckland

Free Health Clinic in Auckland

Thanks to Youthline in Auckland there is now a free health clinic in Auckland Central for young people aged under 25 years old! If you are under 25 you will have access to testing, prescriptions & general check-ups.  If you can’t make it all the way in to Auckland central, there is a possibility of support available for transport, or for you to be seen in an alternative location.  This is an ideal opportunity to get some free assistance with something that is ma...
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The 1980’s return…

The 1980’s return…

Friday the 22nd of May saw the return of Michael Jackson, Don Johnson, fluro legwarmers and some questionable trousers at the 1980’s themed Regent Training Centre Staff get together! To celebrate being 31 years old in 2015, the recent staff function was a time to celebrate all things 80’s.  Bananarama, The Bangles, Def Leppard and even Kiss was heard across the airwaves, whilst there was a dance off for best costume.  It was a time to reminisce of a time gone ...
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Bring a Friend to (a free) Lunch at our New Lynn Campus!

Bring a Friend to (a free) Lunch at our New Lynn Campus!

 Coming up on Wednesday the 3rd of June is the first of what will be regular Bring a Friend Lunches at the Regent Training Centre’s New Lynn campus. If you are currently a student with us, be sure to bring a friend with you so you can both enjoy a yummy free lunch catered for by our hospitality students. Or if you know someone who is studying with us then get them to bring you along for a free lunch.  There will be a BBQ with heaps of trimmings and more!  All w...
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Scholarships, grants and awards in NZ

Scholarships, grants and awards in NZ

Did you know that there are a number of government and local organisations that offer scholarships or grants or awards to help you reach your education and career goals? Some scholarships are for your fees, some grants are to help with living and travel costs not just fees, and other awards enable you to take your education or career further by paying for resources or extra unforeseen costs. Visit the careers website at this link for more information to help you: http://ww...
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Meet the Tutor - Kevin one of our Automotive Tutors

Meet the Tutor - Kevin one of our Automotive Tutors

As a mechanic for Mitsubishi Ralliart in Australia, Kevin McKenzie worked long hours under intense pressure to assist in keeping Mitsubishi’s off-road and rally racing vehicles in pristine condition. A normal day’s work would begin at two in the morning and not finish for over 20 hours but Kevin loved every minute of it and now that he is in New Zealand and teaches Automotive classes, he brings that passion for the industry with him. “Many of the students have ...
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  • Kia kaha

  • Manaakitanga to all

    “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background or his religion.  People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to lo...
  • Come visit us at Whānau at the Falls Community Day!

    RTC is happy to support and be in attendance at the Whānau at the Falls Community Day on Saturday, 16 March.  The event is scheduled to run from 12pm to 4pm that day. The kaupapa of the day, as...
  • RTC's new karakia

    Staff and students at RTC have worked together to come up with a new RTC karakia for our campuses to share to open our day and to close our day, every day: Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana Hei huara...
  • Client feedback for Regent Training Centre

    At Regent Training Centre we like to receive your feedback.  What follows below is a letter from one of Training for Work clients, who because of his effort and Regent Training Centre is now...
  • Possible Choices for a New NZ flag

    So, the Flag Consideration Panel has released the 40 new designs available for an NZ flag, should Kiwi’s decide that a new flag is wanted.  No surprises really, that many, if not most, have...
  • Christmas Wishes From Everyone at Regent Training Centre

    Meri Kirihimete! Merry Christmas! Sretan Bozic! Shub Naya Baras! Feliz Navidad! Fröhliche Weihnachten! La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou! Milad Majid! Sheng Dan Kuai Le!
  • NCEA results not what you hoped for? What now?

    The National Educational Achievement Certificate (NCEA) results have now been made known across New Zealand.  For many the results are not as good as they would have hoped for, and they have n...