News - June 2012

Builders Back Jessica’s Fightback From Leukaemia
June 27, 2012

EIT carpentry tutors and local builders have put their muscle into helping a “very brave” Napier youngster battling an aggressive form of leukaemia.Six year-old Jessica Hermansen has...

EIT Student Features on NZ Film Soundtrack at Cannes
June 27, 2012

NZ Feature film “The Most Fun You Can Have Dying” has just screened in the market at Cannes 2012, the world's most prestigious and publicized filmfestival showcasing new films of all genres to...

Matariki is a time to reflect on the past
June 27, 2012

There were cheers and tears, hugs, hongi and handshakes at a poroporoaki at Toihoukura’s Maia Gallery last week to congratulate and farewell 130 students who had just completed a variety of...

Waka Ama Corporate Races
June 20, 2012

Students, lawyers, doctors, nurses, tutors, social workers and more dug deep in more ways than one at the recent corporate waka ama races.Held at the convergence of the city’s three rivers,...

Drawing on experience and passion
June 20, 2012

When horticulture tutor Russell McManus talks about options, he’s drawing on years of experience.The Brit-turned-Kiwi may be teaching the national Certificate in Horticulture Level 2...

Chris Ball – Invited to speak in Prague
June 20, 2012

A lifetime of work in the health system in the UK and New Zealand has seen EIT Tairawhiti nursing lecturer Chris Ball invited to give a presentation to a conference in Prague.The...

Camille Collier – Living her dreams
June 20, 2012

Camille Collier is adamant she has the dream job. The newly-graduated mother of three has followed her mother and grandmother into the nursing profession and is proud to have completed her...

Kingi Pitiroi – A dream realised
June 20, 2012

Raised in Taupo, of Ngati Tuwharetoa descent, Kingi Pitiroi attended Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Whakarewa, Taupo and is a 2011 graduate with a Bachelor in Maori Visual Arts and Design from...

EIT Tairawhiti 2012 Graduation
June 20, 2012

Every obstacle is surmountable, guest speaker Dr Monty Soutar told 400 students, whanau and supporters at the 2012 EIT Tairawhiti Graduation Ceremony held in the Events Centre.“Don’t...