News - Agriculture and Horticulture

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...

Horticulture Studies First Rung On Career Ladder
August 5, 2014

Hawke’s Bay vineyards manager Adam Evans is living and working the dream.Having climbed quite a number of rungs up the corporate ladder, Adam is now responsible for managing...

A FREE taste of EIT in the April holidays
March 10, 2014

Viticulture and Wine Science Interested in science, viticulture, winemaking or working in a practical, outdoor industry? Two fun-packed days of... hands-on activity. Pick grapes at a local...

Cheers for Cheer
February 11, 2014

After 10 years in London, Mathew Cheer returned to New Zealand to find rural industries had changed and progressed.Recognising the need to upskill, Matt enrolled at EIT and is now into his...

Job success for horticulture students
February 1, 2014

There are plenty of winners in a new partnership between EIT and the horticulture industry.Level three Sustainable Fruit Production students from Hawke’s Bay are being snapped up after a...

Trades academy success
January 25, 2014

The success of the High School Trades Academy Programme @ EIT is being felt in the far reaches of Tairāwhiti.Each Friday, 135 students from every high school in the region head to the EIT...

More fee free study places
January 23, 2014

EIT youth scholarships, partially funded by the government’s Youth Guarantee (YG) scholarship scheme, has  now been extended to 18 and 19 year olds who wish to study up to Level 3.In...