News - Health and Community Wellness

Student finds passion from training
February 13, 2020

HIGH suicide statistics and huge mental health and addiction issues on the East Coast are part of a Gisborne tertiary student’s future career decision. Now she has time in her life to finally...

Iron will and studies turn rough life around
February 4, 2020

For twenty years her troubled childhood cast a shadow over Reeana Collier’s life. But the EIT graduate was able to put her difficult past behind her and start a new and successful...

Bringing mental health to the forefront
January 14, 2020

In the past year Anaru Hodges made a 180-degree career change. It all began when his niece started studying at EIT. Anaru took her under his wing to help her through the first months on...

Passionate about education and social work
December 20, 2019

A woman passionate about education and social work is behind the Bachelor of Social Work at EIT Tairāwhiti. Site coordinator of the programme that is now a four-year honours degree is Gisborne...

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...

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,...

From labouring to professional practice
May 13, 2019

Two cousins, both serving the community as nurses inspired Dean Hawea to become a nurse. Dean had always enjoyed caring for people, and saw a nursing degree as a portable skill that would...