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Study for an exciting career in agriculture and horticulture in a wide range of certificate and diploma programmes in New Zealand’s premium food producing region.

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Certificate in Sustainable Horticulture (Fruit Production Methods) Level 3 – Tairāwhiti

This programme focuses on self employment and enterprise skills. Skills that people can use to create an income stream or savings that would supplement their current income.

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Brett Carroll, Diploma in Horticulture Graduate

EIT has a good reputation in the horticulture field.  They have great tutors that will inspire you and help you towards your goal.  I know have the knowledge I need to develop my lifestyle block and to sustain the land for the enjoyment of others.

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Tim Lloyd-Jones

I have been working in the agricultural sector for over forty years. Originally from the UK I emigrated to NZ in 1986 and worked as a dairy farm manager in the Waikato. From 1995-2009 my wife, family and I lived in Tanzania, East Africa working in the area of community development. I facilitated farmers groups to help enable them better use  their resources and improve their livelihoods. I also taught agriculture at certificate level.

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Agribusiness Consultant joins EIT Council

Newly appointed to the EIT Council, Gisborne-based agribusiness consultant Hilton Collier believes diversity in educational programmes enhances the interconnectedness of communities like Tairāwhiti read more....


EIT together with Taratahi offer a practical and hands on learning experience.  Our rural section runs a 45 ha. sheep and beef farm with sheep and cattle yards and a woolshed.  Well stocked tractor and implement sheds provide students with the fencing, handpiece and forestry equipment to learn a wide range of agricultural skills.  A demonstration vineyard is sited adjacent to the winery, as well as greenhouses, hydroponics and workrooms.

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After 10 years in London, Mathew Cheer returned to New Zealand to find rural industries... Read More


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There are plenty of winners in a new partnership between EIT and the horticulture... Read More

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