News - January 2017

Bay Baker Shares a Passion For The Trade
January 18, 2017

The third generation in his family to work as a baker, Stefan Schmith is excited about passing on the secrets of his age-old trade to would-be bakers in Hawke’s Bay. German-born and trained,...

Teacher Sharpens Chainsaw
January 11, 2017

After 20 years as a teacher Janine McDiarmid (42) wanted a change but it took her a while to see the solution right in front of her. She and husband Gerard own 16 hectares of grapes,...

The Māori Renaissance Continues After Class
January 11, 2017

EIT’s Te Whatukura not only gives students a door into te ao Māori, it also gives its lecturers a base they can use to strengthen, broaden and explore the world of Māori. Marei Norris...

Living More Simply with Less Mess
January 11, 2017

With a less complex life, Esther Hudson is more content, and hopes to export that contentment to the Philippines. In January last year the 39 year old left her corporate career as a legal...

Safe Bet
January 11, 2017

After he and his partner had their first son in Dunedin, where Anaru Ngata (39) worked as a casino surveillance operator, they decided to come back to Gisborne to be closer to family...

Mark Morrell Shares His Experience
January 11, 2017

EIT’s Level 4 Cookery students are in for a treat this year as Mark Morrell helps them develop their cookery skills and put them to work. Known locally for the artisan Gisborne bakery that...

Social Work Study Empowering
January 11, 2017

For Gwen Hinga, completing her Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences at EIT is a way of giving the guarded, wary girl she once was some power to make things right.Drawn to the East Coast from...