News - Agriculture and Horticulture

Introducing Mary
November 5, 2018

EIT’s commitment to Pasifika students was strengthened when Mary Suni Robertson joined our Pasifika student support team. Mary works from the Pouwhirinaki walk-in space in the Hawke’s Bay...

Taking the EIT Teaching Outdoors
October 15, 2018

EIT is teaching its teachers to use the outdoors to further their teaching success. In a week that saw EIT announced as a corporate guardian of the Hawke’s Bay Biodiversity group, the...

EIT Runs Growing Programmes Throughout The Bay
September 10, 2018

EIT is reaching out to communities throughout Hawke’s Bay in offering programmes that are helping students learn about growing produce. This last semester, having purchased land and wanting...

Climbing The Orchard Ladder
August 21, 2018

Recently promoted to assistant manager on a Puketapu orchard, 32-year-old Ryan May is finding the apple-growing industry a great choice of career. “They’re screaming out for workers,” he...

Savouring the Sweet Taste of Success
February 22, 2018

Having gained the National Certificate in Horticulture (Advanced Level 4), Karen Christy is keen for further study.       Senior supervisor on a Mr Apple orchard in Clive, she is taking up...

On-Campus Job Expos
December 12, 2017

EIT students explored career opportunities this semester at events held on the Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti campuses. For prospective employers, the job expos were also an opportunity to...

Donner’s Bush – More Waimata Restoraton
October 12, 2016

A team warm-up for more Waimata restoration. When Dame Anne Salmond asked the Department of Conservation what they were doing to restore a scenic reserve on the banks of Gisborne’s...

Orcharding Brings Sweet Rewards
July 20, 2016

Jordan James prunes apple trees on Close Orchard at Mangateretere. Hawke’s Bay’s Young Fruit Grower of the Year Jordan James sees himself carving out a good career in the region’s burgeoning...

EIT Celebrating Māori Language Week 2015
July 22, 2015

EIT is to be a showcase for the Māori language next week, with daily activities celebrating and promoting te reo.EIT’s Māori and Pasifika liaison advisor Lee Kershaw-Karaitiana says the school...

Orcharding A Sweet Career
December 2, 2014

Managing a large apple orchard and studying horticulture is half a world away from Steven Hartley’s previous career path but, coming from the investment banking world, he can’t think of a...