Waiata Inspires Christina’s Study

January 26, 2016

Hearing students singing waiata as she was passing EIT’s Flaxmere Learning Centre, Christina Wainohu realised how much of her taha Māori she had lost while living overseas. Of Ngāti Kahungunu descent through her marae – Rongomaraeroa in...Read more

Knowledge is a Power Tool

January 20, 2016

After completing the Certificate in Introductory Trade Skills (Carpentry) at EIT Ruatoria, followed by the Certificate of Carpentry (Level 3) through EIT Tairāwhiti, Tereora Tapaitau landed a cadetship at Gisborne District Council. Named after...Read more

Choosing a New Direction

January 20, 2016

Throughout her school years, Ashley Haddad found mathematics increasingly enjoyable. Because the EIT business programme is flexible, Ashley was also able to combine study with working for Gisborne accounting firm Chrisp & Davidson. “I love...Read more

Mother of Four Scores Dream Nursing Job

January 20, 2016

After 14 years as a stay-at-home mother of four, Bronwyn wanted to help other people’s children too. Now she is an EIT Bachelor of Nursing graduate and has secured her dream job at the Gisborne Hospital. When Bronwyn’s second child Jacob was...Read more

Skills, Life Experiences and a Satisfying Job

January 20, 2016

Len Wawatai feels good when he helps people – now he gets paid to feel good. Len is hooked on helping people, and with his EIT Certificate in Health Disability and Aged Support he brings his skills and life experience together to assist...Read more

Perfect Fit For Creativity

January 20, 2016

With a perfect fashion designer name and plenty of ideas about the clothes he wanted to make, Sebastian gained the skills he needed by studying EIT’s Certificate in Fashion Apparel. Some of Sebastian’s fashion visions won prizes at last...Read more

More Male Social Workers Needed

January 20, 2016

Of 25 people who graduated with EIT’s Bachelor of Social Work in 2015 only two were men – and neither was from Te Tairāwhiti. EIT has teamed up with Tauawhi Men’s Centre in Gisborne to offer a scholarship and support to men seeking a...Read more

EIT’s 40 Years Through 150 People’s Eyes

January 20, 2016

First to See the Light is a book that tells the story of EIT’s 40 years as a tertiary educator resulting in almost a quarter of a million graduates for Te Tairāwhiti and Hawke’s Bay. This year, with EIT’s 40th anniversary approaching, the...Read more

Building up the East Coast

January 20, 2016

People on New Zealand’s rugged East Coast pride themselves on resourcefulness and self-sufficiency – EIT’s trades training gives them skills to achieve that outlook. Those who founded EIT Tairāwhiti almost 40 years ago saw it as a...Read more

Fledging Designer Fancies Future In Fashion

January 18, 2016

Having studied fashion at EIT’s ideaschool, Rachel Hawkins is now looking ahead to a design-driven career. From Hastings, Rachel channelled her creativity into art when she was at school.  The former Sacred Heart College student was “looking...Read more