UP International College New Zealand Limited

FernMark Licence No.100752

New Zealand FernMark Licensee

UP International College New Zealand Limited is proudly certified as an official New Zealand FernMark Licensee and ambassador for the New Zealand Story.

The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 3) programme is taught by UP International College New Zealand. 

University of Auckland International College is an authorized trading name of the UP International College New Zealand (Registration Number 1606).

What is the FernMark?

The FernMark is a trademark that is used by the New Zealand government departments across the world. It represents the story of who we are and where we’re from, our New Zealand Story. It’s a symbol people recognise and trust – a trademark that embodies our values of kaitiaki, integrity, ingenuity – the values of our New Zealand Story.

Any product carrying this symbol has been issued a licence by the New Zealand government and demonstrates that the New Zealand business has met the eligibility criteria set by the FernMark Licence Programme.

History of the Silver Fern

The Silver Fern is one of New Zealand’s most recognised, long-standing, and respected national symbols.

Since the late 19th Century our fern has been worn with pride by our sports teams, with honour by our soldiers and used to represent our country all over the world.

But why is the Silver Fern so special? Maori hunters and warriors would use the silver underside of the fern leaves to find their way. When bent over, the fronds would catch the moonlight and illuminate a path through the forest.

Today, the Silver Fern is still guiding the way, just as it has for over 150 years. The New Zealand Government and key private businesses have helped grow the FernMark into a recognisable and valuable icon. Tourism New Zealand and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise have also adopted the silver fern as the country of origin symbol for New Zealand.

And now, the FernMark gives us the opportunity to represent New Zealand on the world stage and bring consumers on a journey to our shores through our New Zealand Story.