Ako Aotearoa Regional Hubs
Academy members work together with Ako Aotearoa’s regional hubs in the provision of short courses, workshops, seminars and mentoring for the tertiary teaching community.
Ako Aotearoa Northern Region
is based at AUT University in central Auckland and co-hosted by AUT University and Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT).
Ako Aotearoa Central Region
based at the Universal College of Learning (UCOL), Palmerston North and co-hosted by UCOL and Massey University Manawatu, serves the lower half of the North Island.
Ako Aotearoa Southern Region
The South Island is served by the Southern Region, which is based in and hosted by the University of Canterbury.
Ruth Peterson, M.Ed (Hons)
Regional Manager, Northern Hub
T: +64 9 921 9752
M: +64 21 943 490
Ruth has managed the Northern Hub since 2007 and brings an enormous amount of practical teaching experience with her, having spent 38 years teaching in New Zealand's tertiary and secondary sector's. She is eternally interested in how differing student's learn and the never ending opportunities teacher's have to tap into this diversity.
Sector Services Manager, Central Region
Private Bag 11022
Palmerston North 4222
T: +64 6 951 9219
Graeme Read has taken up the role of Sector Services Manager for our Central region, based in Palmerston North. Graeme has worked as a Distance Learning Support Coach, Lecturer on foundation through to degree level programmes, Learning Technologies Advisor, Literacy and Numeracy Leader, and has a passion for all things literacy and numeracy.
Sector Services Manager, Southern Region
T: +64 3 364 2500
M: +64 21 748 496
Jennifer Leahy, based in Christchurch, will be the Sector Services Manager Southern region. Jennifer has extensive experience and skills in the research and facilitation of training and education programmes and has represented Adult and Community Education on our Southern Region Hub Advisory Group for many years.