despite need to cut $35m from budget
Te Pūkenga is advertising for eight new executive directors – who will each earn in excess of $200,000 a year – while also looking to slash its budget by $35 million and not ruling out redundancies.
The crown entity that now runs the country’s polytechs is searching for two new managers for each of its four divisions, despite the specific regional boundaries still being undecided.
It is already run by a chief executive, four deputy chief executives and a 12-member council that is accountable to the Ministry of Education.
Te Pūkenga has proposed four regional divisions – north, east, south and west – but concerns have been raised that the governance structure does not align with Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the regional boundaries do not conform to settlement legislation.
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