NZ polytechnic signs MoU with local partner
The Malaysian Today - Fri, 14 March 2003

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KUCHING: A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was yesterday signed between New Zealand's Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) and a local promoter.

Tourism Minister Datuk Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg witnessed the signing which was held at his office.

CPIT was represented by Dr. Pim Borren, Dean of Commerce and Dr. David Weir, Dean of International Education, while the local promoter was represented by Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) President and Honorary Consul of New Zealand in Sarawak, Datuk Amin Haji Satem, and President of the Sarawak Bumiputra Entrepreneurs Chambers (DUBS), Datuk Abang Haji Abdul Karim.

Also representing the local promoter was Chairman of the Malaysia New Zealand Business Council (MNZBC) Sarawak Chapter Alex Ting, and. Director of the NZ Centre in Sarawak Rodger Chan.

The MOU serves to initiate cooperation between CPIT and the local promoter inline with the government's plan to develop the tourism industry, in particular in the food and hospitality area, to world class standard.

CPIT is a premier institution of higher learning and has the largest school of food and hospitality in New Zealand, and also the largest Institute of Technology in the South Island of New Zealand.

The Institute is well known internationally for its IATA programme and is a major government provider of IATA training.

It offers more than 3,000 courses with over 250 qualifications at certificate, diploma and degree levels, which are all fully accredited by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA).

Students who are interested to study there can contact the NZ Centre here at 082-483888 or email: or web: