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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 Tairawhiti Certificate in Health and Fitness graduate landed a job with the YMCA while still studying, and...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

Red Hot Jobs For Graduate Chefs

May 11, 2015

Two EIT graduate chefs have a superb entrée to their careers working at The Farm – the Cape Kidnappers’ lodge where guests are served up only the very best in culinary fare. John Dransfield and Eoin Twomey launched into EIT studies from rather...Read more

EIT Provides Pathway to An International Career

May 11, 2015

As a young boy growing up in the city of Hyderabad in India, Michael John Balvuri fancied a future as an accountant and a cricketer. Later, studying for his bachelor and master’s degrees, he added another ambition to his wishlist – to study...Read more

Graduate a Workplace Star

May 11, 2015

Within weeks of finishing his Bachelor of Computing Systems, EIT graduate Josh Kelly found himself weighing up two “amazing” job offers. A Christchurch-based IT services provider offered him an IT graduate technician’s position after...Read more

Graduate Continues Voyage Of Learning

May 11, 2015

EIT valedictorian Rawinia Paterson launched into Bachelor of Arts (Maori) studies in her forties because she wanted to interact better with an older generation of fluent te reo speakers. Of Ngati Kahungunu and Ngati Porou descent, Rawinia grew up...Read more

Graduate Shows True Grit

May 11, 2015

Vanessa Oliver’s tenacity is to be rewarded this week when the mother-of-two graduates with a Bachelor of Recreation and Sport. Venus, as she is generally known, enrolled at EIT after leaving Sacred Heart College. But, bored with study at that...Read more