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Kapa Haka Festival Boosts Academic Research

February 26, 2015

EIT staff have been drawing on their leadership and research skills as they gear up for next month’s Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival in Christchurch. Forty-five groups from throughout New Zealand and Australia will represent their iwi at...Read more

Students Fast Forward to Future Options

February 18, 2015

Years seven and eight students from six Hawke’s Bay schools discovered what EIT has to offer them at tertiary level on a recent tour of the campus. Some 150 students from Meeanee School, Flaxmere Primary School, Patoka School, Sherenden &...Read more

A New Stage for Creative Educator

February 3, 2015

Newly-appointed associate professor and programme coordinator for EIT’s Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), Dr Viv Aitken is delighted to be associated with the innovative degree programme. Launched in 2012, New Zealand’s first undergraduate...Read more

EIT Loses Māori Lecturer John Harmer

January 26, 2015

In a presentation described as a “very special” occasion, EIT conferred an Honorary Bachelor of Arts (Māori) late last year on Te Ūranga Waka lecturer John Harmer. John, who had been ill for some time, died on Christmas Day aged 67. He had...Read more

EIT Attracting More International Students

January 26, 2015

Marketing its educational programmes overseas is paying off for EIT, which now boasts more than 400 international students from 45 countries around the world. In 2014, international equivalent full-time students were up nine percent on the...Read more

Fashion Graduate Passionate About Organic Design

January 21, 2015

Working with natural fibres, recycled materials and environmentally friendly dyes, Ruby Davison nurtures a passion for sustainable fashion. “I’m from a very organic family,” the 18-year-old from Napier explains. “I’d rather take the...Read more

Ground-Breaking Renal Care for Hawke’s Bay Patients

January 19, 2015

New Zealand’s two renal care Nurse Practitioners both trained and are based in Hawke’s Bay. Janine Palmer has followed the pathway opened up by her colleague Rachael Walker. Supported by the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, both women...Read more

EIT hairdressing course offers real-world skills

January 14, 2015

If you’ve always dreamed of becoming a hairdresser, EIT’s one and two year full time certificates in hairdressing could be two years well spent. Although the opportunity to exit from the course at the end of the first year is an option...Read more

Dream job for EIT student

January 14, 2015

Katherine Hodson didn’t waste time enrolling in EIT’s Certificate in Hairdressing – it’s the career the 18-year-old has wanted to pursue since she was “really young”. Katherine began the two year course straight from school and is one...Read more

Nursing A Happy Career Choice

January 13, 2015

When she was a school leaver, becoming a registered nurse wasn’t Laura Stone’s first choice, but she couldn’t be happier now about her career direction. The former Havelock North High School student was initially planning to pursue midwifery...Read more