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Student Artist Selected for ArtX

May 27, 2015

The “emerging artist” in the upcoming Art-X national exhibition and sale, Dunja Tornier doesn’t paint to make a statement. In fact, the EIT ideaschool student says her paintings are about leaving language behind and letting the medium speak...Read more

EIT Achieves Top Education Ranking

May 27, 2015

EIT achieved the top ranking possible in its recent independent external evaluation and review, confirming its position as one of New Zealand’s leading tertiary education institutions. In its recently released EER report, the New Zealand...Read more

EIT Appoints First Emeritus Professor

May 27, 2015

A leading Māori educator and an academic of international standing, Dr Roger Maaka has been appointed EIT’s first emeritus professor. The honour recognises Professor Maaka’s distinguished service as a research professor and former dean of...Read more

EIT Recognised for Supporting Māori Achievement

May 27, 2015

In rating EIT as a leading New Zealand tertiary educator, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority says the institute is continuing its efforts to boost Māori achievement. The 2011 merger of Tairāwhiti Polytechnic and Hawke’s Bay’s Eastern...Read more

Fur Patrol Singer Helps Lift Music Performance in Hawke’s Bay

May 26, 2015

Celebrated rock musician and frontwoman for Fur Patrol, Julia Deans was at EIT last week working with students keen to learn from her success. Programme coordinator for EIT’s Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance Tom Pierard invited the...Read more

Passion for Children and Exercise Leads to Offshore Exchange

May 21, 2015

Kimi Sadlier-Pirini’s love of health and fitness has led to the chance of a lifetime as an exchange student to the United Kingdom. The EIT Tairāwhiti Certificate in Health and Fitness graduate landed a job with the YMCA while still studying...Read more

HB New Home for Coast Scholarship Winners

May 21, 2015

EIT East Coast students Tihei Turei and Jarrod Rogers-Hughes are hopefully on their way to successful careers after winning the inaugural Te Toka Plumbing and Electrical Scholarships – an initiative sparked by the late Dr Api Mahuika. The Te...Read more

EIT is Mourning the Loss of Two Champions of Te Reo Māori.

May 21, 2015

Te Ūranga Waka lecturer John Harmer died on Christmas Day just weeks after EIT had conferred his Honorary Bachelor of Arts (Māori). Of Ngāti Kahungunu and Te Arawa descent, John taught Māori language and customs at certificate level for more...Read more

Netball Coach Helps Prevent Knee Injuries

May 21, 2015

Having “blown” her own knees playing netball, EIT academic Lee-Anne Taylor is now helping young women avoid similar injuries. Annual knee injuries for teen females playing netball have increased by 75%, and cost ACC $37 million. Knee injuries...Read more

Students Taste EIT Programmes

May 11, 2015

EIT’s recent holiday workshops attracted some 80 high school students, giving them the opportunity to explore career and study options. Hands-on practical workshops covered nursing, hairdressing, styling, grape growing and winemaking, social...Read more