Public Relations & Perseverance with Caitlynn Wendt

Despite falling short of success in secondary school, Caitlynn Wendt is close to completing a Bachelor of Media Arts (Communication) degree – and she has no intention of stopping there. A published poet and PR major, Caitlynn plans to take on a post-graduate honours programme in 2018, marking her fifth consecutive year as a Wintec student. When asked […]

From Psychology to Journalism with Ruby Nyika

Having finished her Science degree majoring in Psychology in Wellington, Ruby wondered, what’s next? She yearned for a job with more creativity.  After moving back to her hometown of Hamilton she searched for a course that would allow her to pursue her writing passion. Ruby enrolled in Wintecs’ Diploma in Journalism, a full-time 1-year course […]


Wintec is privileged to be the benefactor of Olivia Mead’s Honours Project as part of her Bachelor of Media Arts (Hons) in Communication. ‘Emergent’ showcases some of Wintec’s finest creative writing pieces. Researching massive quantities of writing, Olivia has compiled a great treasure of past works, and sets a course for future writers that enables their work to be […]

Our Journalism students do change our world!

Its clear that our students’ hold great passion when they first enrol at the School of Media Arts, and its very rewarding for us to see their skills honed over their time with us. Check out some of our stunner graduate works as featured in the Waikato Independent. Our students don’t only feature here, but […]

From Media Arts to ‘Girlfriend’

National Diploma of Journalism graduate Michelle Coursey is currently the editor of NZ’s most-read teen mag, Girlfriend. She tells us about the role, and why she enjoyed studying at Media Arts.

Giant bugs invade Fieldays

Media Arts students collaborate for a week to produce the annual, daily magazine, the Fieldays Exhibitor, that runs from June 14 – 18 2011. Issue one is here!

Profile: Samantha McPherson (journalism)

We first featured journalism student Samantha after her internship earlier this year. Now, while still completing the 3rd year of the Bachelor of Media Arts, Samantha is working at the Franklin County News full-time, and answered a few questions about her career to date.