Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) is a Tertiary Education Institute (TEI) under the Education Act 1989, providing tertiary education to the regions of Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti from foundation level through to masters degrees. EIT is domiciled in New Zealand with the Office of the Chief Executive located at the Hawke’s Bay Campus, at 501 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier. There is another campus at 290 Palmerston Road, Gisborne and an international campus in Auckland, with learning centres and other provision across Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti regions and communities, with online learning options.
As a Crown Entity (Government owned), EIT is governed under the Crown Entities Act 2004. There are 10 members of EIT’s Council, four appointed by the Minister of Education, including the Chair and Deputy, four community appointees, a student representative and a staff representative. The Chief Executive is Chris Collins.
The primary objective of EIT is to deliver tertiary education services for the benefit of the community, rather than to make a financial return. Accordingly EIT has designated itself and its subsidiaries as Public Benefit Entities for the purposes of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Similarly, EIT, like other TEIs, is not subject to income tax because as a provider of education it is treated by IRD as a charitable organisation.
EIT produces an annual report each year, which is tabled in Parliament. This contains information about the activities and operations of EIT, with an audit report from Audit NZ on the Statement of Service Performance and the Financial Statements. The latest annual report can be found here.
EIT is a Category One quality educational provider, the highest level rating by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA). EIT, like other TEIs, is also subject to oversight by its funder, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).
Eastern Institute of Technology
501 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier, 4112
Postal: Private Bag 1201, Hawke’s Bay Mail Centre, Napier 4142
Phone 0800 22 55 348