Student Stories

Read inspiring stories about students who have studied at Otago Polytechnic Central Campus in Cromwell.

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Hannah Bewg - Outdoor Adventure

Though she wasn't too sure what direction she wanted to go in life, Hannah Bewg always knew she didn’t want a desk…
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Taine Reynish - Sports Turf Management

Central student Taine Reynish loves all things golf, cricket and rugby.
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Emma Waser - Cookery

Amazing opportunitiesEmma Waser was a student at Mount Aspiring College in Wanaka when she made the decision to study cookery…
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Flavia Kupka - Cookery

Great tastesFlavia Kupka was already working as a chef when she enrolled in Central’s Professional Cookery programme, and her career…
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Ben Maxwell - High Country Farming

High country skillsDespite growing up in a city, Southlander Ben Maxwell experienced the country way of life through farming friends…
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Waka Paul - Horticulture

Growth PlanIt all began with a vegetable garden for Waka Paul.
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Jim Young - Avalanche Studies

True callingJim Young has found his true calling in the mountains, and the Diploma in Avalanche Studies from Otago Polytechnic…
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Bailee Meadows - Sports Turf Management

Living the dream!Central Sports Turf Management student Bailee Meadows has a passion for cricket and for the science behind creating…
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Pip Feyen - Horticulture/Viticulture

Holiday job leads to a change in careerA holiday job at an orchard in Central Otago helped Pip Feyen make…