in face of financial crisis
Under fire mega polytechnic Te Pūkenga has extended an apology to staff as it faces a major financial crisis, intense scrutiny over its performance and fears of significant redundancies to tackle a $110 million-plus debt crisis.
But, despite those headaches, it’s also ruling out asking the Government for an extension to the end of year deadline for completing the transition to a unified national technical institute and industry training organisation entity.
In an email obtained by Stuff, the acting chief executive Peter Winder said Thursday that chairperson Murray Strong had apologised to the chairs and chief executives of various tertiary education institutions and organisations on Wednesday.
“Today I extend that apology to all staff across Te Pūkenga.”