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Cooking up ways to Combat Debt

Hospitality students from Ignite Colleges teamed up with the Commission for Financial Capability this week, to help South Aucklanders tackle debt. As part of Money Week, the Commission challenged the students to create a three-course Pasifika-inspired celebration meal for ten...

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Taiwanese Chefs Visit

The crème de la crème of Taiwan’s top chefs were treated to a taste of South Auckland earlier this week, including haka lessons from All Black kapa haka teacher Ngāti Raukawa. Visiting Auckland for the International 2017 New Zealand Master...

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South Aucklanders save elderly woman who collapsed in Clendon car park

Ignite Health students Reriana Munroe and Johanna Ratahi had to put their studies to the ultimate test recently, when a member of the public collapsed in front of them. Read how they saved the day for one local resident…  

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New Tertiary Provider Brings Fresh Opportunities to South Auckland

New Manukau tertiary education provider, Ignite Colleges, was officially opened by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister, Paul Goldsmith on Friday, during a special ceremony attended by members of Parliament, employers, educators, staff and students. On track to become a...

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Ignite GM Competes in World Tapas Competition

Chef Jasbir Kaur flew to Spain earlier this month to represent New Zealand in the International World Tapas competition. Read about her experiences in Restaurant & Cafe Magazine.  

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Bringing European Flavour to Manukau’s Newest Cookery School

A 29-course dinner is probably more than most could stomach. But for diehard foodies, the opportunity to dine at Disfrutar, one of the world’s top restaurants, is well worth making an exception for. Renown for serving the ultimate degustation feasts...

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Molecular Gastronomy at Disfrutar

Ignite Colleges General Manager Jasbir Kaur learnt a lot during the three-and-a-half months she recently spent working at Michelin starred restaurant Drisfrutar in Barcelona. Listen to her interview on Radio New Zealand.  

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Medals Come Thick and Fast for Ignite Hospitality Students

Three talented Ignite Colleges students have made their mark on the national stage, each bringing home a medal from the prestigious 2017 NZ Hospitality Championships. The annual event is a calendar highlight for chefs and hospitality professionals keen to achieve...

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Hopeless to Hopeful

Teenage mum Shayde Tehira-Ngapuhi comes from the school of hard knocks - but with help from Ignite Colleges she has turned her life round and is now on the pathway to a successful hospitality career. Ignite has helped Shayde ‘Dream...

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Ignite Colleges Unveils New-look Campus

Ignite Colleges has injected a boost into tertiary training in South Auckland, with a full revamp of its Manukau Campus and further expansion in the pipeline for 2017. The provider, which has been under new ownership since July 2016, now...

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