A highlight at Aoraki for Ben was having a story he wrote published by international media.
He exposed people who were falsely registering their vehicles as ambulances to get the significant cost discounts.
‘‘The guardian in England picked it up from the ODT, who got it from the ‘Aoraki Newsline’ page - a blog where we post all of our stories [http://newsline.itmaru.org.nz/].’’
As part of the Diploma, students complete work experience with a media outlet.
‘‘I completed my work experience at the ODT in Dunedin.
‘‘It worked out fairly well - they offered me a job and now I’m a full time journalist for the ODT in Oamaru.
‘‘I couldn’t pass up the opportunity and Aoraki are supporting me to finish my Diploma by correspondence.
‘‘Aoraki equip you with the knowledge you need in the industry and I am constantly referring back to what I learnt at Aoraki.
‘‘The tutor is excellent and his connections within the industry invaluable.
‘‘It’s a rewarding programme and people get jobs at the end of it - which is not always the case with some qualifications.’’
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