The Engineering NIAG is made up of:

  • Mechanical Engineering (including Maintenance and Diagnostics; Metal Casting; Tool Making; CNC Machining; General Machining; Robotics (Welding and manufacturing) 
  • Dairy Process Engineering 
  • Light and Heavy Fabrication 
  • Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning 
  • Locksmithing 
  • Fire Protection (Active and Passive) 
  • Welding 
  • Engineering Design and Consulting services

Engineering NIAG priority areas:

  • Lack of specific management qualifications in engineering
  • Lack of learning of those coming from school (and industry having to essentially train apprentices on basic skills)
  • Confusion over pathways that are available to learners (often multiple pathways)
  • Industry involvement needed in programme development (and also in more involvement in on-going moderation of programmes) (translates to lack of understanding of course material questions by both apprentices and company owners/supervisors in Engineering businesses)
  • Lack of equivalency between trade qualifications and university qualifications (therefore putting off people entering trades).

  • Storm Harpham – Co-chair
  • Byron Konia – Co-chair 
  • George Hollinsworth 
  • Richard Templer 
  • Stephen Ridder 
  • Craig Burnett 
  • Melinda Deller
  • James Neale 
  • Mike Begg 
  • Tama Dunn 
  • Peter Rameka
  • Les Roa 
  • Tane Te Kawa
  • Chris Doel  
  • Sarah Ramsey.

The next NIAG meeting – TBC

Our Engineering NIAG hui in Te Whanganui-a-tara, March 2024