News - January 2013

Melanie returned home for her language
January 30, 2013

A desire to have her son grown up surrounded by his own language saw Melanie Tahata head home to Tairawhiti.Seven-year-old Tawhai is now fluent in Maori, and mum has graduated with her own...

Fashion fusion
January 30, 2013

Melanie Lardelli-Muir's "No shrinking voilet" collection modelled by Katy, Sarah, Melanie and IzzyThere were nerves aplenty but loads of designs that wowed the sell-out crowd at the EIT...

EIT graduate receives civic award
January 30, 2013

When Paula Hatten heads to the Cancer Society and Gisborne Hospital to volunteer her time and talents to help survivors and those with terminal illness, the last thing on her mind is...

The new automotive programme at EIT
January 30, 2013

The new automotive programme at EIT Tairawhiti has been welcomed by students and industry alike...but it comes with a warning.Principal tutor Tim Jagusch, who heads the National...

EIT Student – Bernadette Burns
January 30, 2013

Bernadette Burns is one of the success stories out of the very popular EIT Tairawhiti Trades Academy.The 17-year-old won the top barista student award after a fun-filled year of weekly study. She...

EIT Trades Academy Prize Giving
January 30, 2013

The proud faces said it all at the recent EIT Tairawhiti Trades Academy prize giving.Around 60 of the 100 students from schools throughout the East Coast, Gisborne and Wairoa districts...

Grape growing and winemaking update
January 30, 2013

The first of the 2013 students at EIT Tairawhiti’s level four viticulture course will be heading straight into the business end of their new industry.First job on the list is finishing off...

What’s happening in the library
January 30, 2013

The first thing Christine Carter did in her new job was to cast aside the list of rules at the entrance of the library... and then followed that up with a few more big positive steps.The...

Tutor profile – Cameron Nepe
January 30, 2013

The forestry industry has been good to EIT Tairawhiti tutor Cameron Nepe.The 35-year-old father of three has been involved with the industry in some form since 1994 – from silviculture...