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 Details and Hours

Tairāwhiti Campus
290 Palmerston Road

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

Extended opening hours (January/February):
8.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Thursday
8.00am – 4.30pm Friday

Normal opening hours (March – December):
8.00am – 4.30pm Monday – Thursday
8.00am – 4.00pm Friday

Location and Campus Map

Our Tairāwhiti Campus and Rural Studies Unit are situated in the heart of Gisborne, near the Taruheru River, and stunning beaches famous for their surf.


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.


Westpac Gisborne Business Excellence Awards 2018

Westpac Gisborne Business Excellence Awards 2018