Tairāwhiti Campus in Gisborne

The Tairāwhiti Campus offers over 60 programmes from certificates to diplomas to degrees. These programmes can be enrolled in full-time or part-time, and some programmes can be studied online.

Welcome to Tairāwhiti

Welcome to Tairāwhiti.  We pride ourselves on being whanau oriented and putting students first.  We exist to give you a good education experience that produces positive outcomes for your life.

As well as our main campus in Palmerston Road, EIT also has a Rural Studies Unit (RSU) in Stout Street. Many of our rural programmes are offered in RSU, such as horticulture, agriculture etc.

We also have Regional Learning Centres in Wairoa, Ruatoria and Tokomaru Bay.

Contact and hours

Tairāwhiti Campus
290 Palmerston Road

Telephone: 06 869 0810
Email: tairawhiti@eit.ac.nz

Opening Hours

8am – 5pm Monday to Thursday
8am – 4.30pm Friday


toihoukuraThe focus of Toihoukura is to ensure the continuing development of art forms that are specifically Māori.  This is promoted through the development of, and participation in an arts ‘wānanga’  learning environment, that encourages the personal and professional development of every student.


Waimata Wines

custom banner waimata greenThe Waimata Wine label and the Waimata vineyard are central to EIT Tairāwhiti’s Winemaking & Viticulture programme.  In 1988 a 15.5 hectare site on the banks of the Waimata river was set aside by the Public Trust as a condition of a will that a portion of the land be used for furthering rural education studies. Established in 1990, Waimata Vineyard covers an area of 1.6 hectares within this land and the winery has sufficient capacity to process a maximum 70 tonnes of fruit each year.


Westpac Gisborne Business Excellence Awards 2018

Westpac Gisborne Business Excellence Awards 2018