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Welcome to graduation 2019. Here you will find all information you need to attend the graduation ceremonies as a graduate or guest.
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Schedule of ceremonies

We host our main ceremonies each December held in Nelson and Blenheim.

This year we are holding two Nelson ceremonies in the morning and afternoon. Please see below for details of what graduation you will need to attend.


Te Toki Pakohe

Whakatū Marae - 99 Atawhai Drive, Atawhai, Nelson 7010.

Please be at the tomokanga (gateway) 15 minutes before Pōwhiri begins. Closer to graduation date, a Pānui will be sent out regarding protocols at Whakatū Marae.

Graduation 1

9am, Saturday 14 December

Levels 1-2 Kura Pō

Graduation 2

2pm, Saturday 14 December

Levels 3-5 Kura Pō & Kura Rā

Graduation 3

10am, Sunday 15 December

YR 1-3 Matike Mai



Thursday 12 December

Marlborough Convention Centre - 42A Alfred Street, Blenheim, 7201.

2:00pm - 3:30pm. Graduates must arrive by 1:15pm.



Tuesday 17 December

Trafalgar Centre - 13 Paru Paru Road, Nelson, 7010.

Ceremony 1 9:00am - 12:00pm. Graduates must arrive by 8:30am.

Programmes in Trades, Hair and Beauty, Hospitality and Primary Industries

Ceremony 2 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Graduates must arrive by 12:30pm.

Programmes in Applied Business, Social Sciences, Arts and Media, IT, Nursing and Fitness


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