Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (Te Whare Wananga o Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui) will contribute to the social, economic, cultural and environmental development of Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough, through the provision of applied and vocational education and training.


That NMIT will be a vibrant place of learning which places great value on respect and recognition of individual diversity within the institute and in the wider community; through passion and excellence, staff have ownership of and strive to deliver an appropriate tertiary education which supports all aspects of the Learner Journey.


  1. Be excellent in education and training
  2. Value and develop our people
  3. Engage our communities and industries in learning
  4. Spend every dollar wisely to meet our goals

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1904 - Nelson Technical Institute, part of Wellington Technical College (est 1891) in Hardy Street
1930 - Merged with Nelson College
1964 - Technical College opened, operated by Nelson College Council of Govenors
1971 - Nelson Polytechnic established as a separate entity
1993 - Marlborough Campus opened
1995 - Richmond Campus opened
2000 - Review and name change to Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
2006 - Richmond Campus closed

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