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Annual event celebrates international talent and diversity

August 30, 2019

The Dragon Dance at the 2019 International Dinner.

Over 250 international students, staff and members of the wider Hawke’s Bay community attended the EIT International Dinner on Wednesday 21 August at the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre. This annual event is a celebration of international student cultural diversity at the EIT HB Campus. 

The venue looked stunning, the food was delicious and the entertainment was second to none, opening with a majestic dragon dance. Master of Ceremonies and President of the Multicultural Association Hawke’s Bay, Rizwaana Latiff introduced an array of international dance, music and performance by talented EIT students and staff.

“It was an honour and a privilege to be part of this special evening for EIT. The talent and diversity of the performances added so much depth and richness to the evening,” says Rizwaana.

Many attendees wore traditional attire to compete for a ‘Best Traditional Dress’ prize which was awarded to Aalya Khatoon from India and Gajendra Bohora from Nepal on the night.

Organised by the EIT International Team, the night was a sell-out and continues to gather momentum as a key event in the EIT calendar with plans already underway for 2020.