News - Education

Better life for Brian
October 7, 2019

After spending the best part of his youth in various labouring jobs, Gisborne man Brian Walters decided it was time to do something more fulfilling. “When I turned 28 I realised I wanted to...

“Year 13 scholarship gave us motivation to study”
September 18, 2019

Education was always a big thing for the family of EIT students Desmond Sa’u and his younger sister Faala. “Mum told me that she discovered my interest in art when I went to preschool. I...

Course helps to ovecome the whakamā barrier
July 30, 2019

  Going for jobs can be daunting for people who have been out of the workforce long term, with women in particular often losing confidence after years at home raising children. A new...

Top coach to lead new waka ama course
July 4, 2019

People wanting to learn more about waka ama paddling have the chance to get tuition from legendary Tūranga-based coach Kiwi Campbell. Paddling will be part of a new EIT  programme centred...

Courses to cater for learning wishlists
June 7, 2019

EIT is putting together courses for people who want to learn a bit of DIY to improve and maintain their homes. They are among the big line-up of the Adult Community Education (ACE) programme,...

Showing rangatahi they can do anything
May 30, 2019

Senior high school students from throughout the region were given a massive dose of inspiration at the Tūrangatahi conference hosted by EIT and Te Puni Kōkiri. They had the chance to meet...

When studying becomes a family passion
May 30, 2019

Education was always a big thing for the family of EIT students Desmond Sa’u and his younger sister Faala. “Mum told me that she discovered my interest in art when I went to preschool. I...

Helping students succeed
May 17, 2019

Māori Medium educator Basil Morgan is on a mission to help all students succeed in their studies at EIT. Newly appointed as an Academic Learning Advisor, Basil comes from a background in...