- Diploma in Information and Library Studies (Level 5)
- Diploma in Information and Library Studies (Level 6)
Wanting to get the best of both worlds, Hana Whaanga enrolled with the Open Polytechnic so she could have the freedom to choose where and when she studied while she earned a living doing what she loves, working for the community as a librarian.
Hana, who is of Ngati Kahungunu descent, first tried studying a different field with a local university. But attending classes full-time while working part-time took her too far away from her real love of being immersed in the library profession.