Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) is a regional polytechnic based in Greymouth on the West Coast. In common with other institutes of technology and polytechnics, TPP also delivers programmes in some other regions. The Polytechnic is an exciting and vibrant place, able to help students on the path to gaining a really useful qualification. Programmes include real workplace scenarios, work placements and on-site specialist environments, for example, hair salon, jade carving and automotive workshops supporting students to apply theory and new skills in practice. External opportunities are also provided, such as building houses as a community project, work experience blocks, and leading outdoor education programmes for local schools. Tutors are appropriately qualified, including in adult teaching, and are recognised in the sector internationally. For example, staff are involved in supporting and consulting for kayak ventures in Antarctica, and for an American university.