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From India to Gisborne for a better life
January 7, 2021

In search of a better standard of living, EIT Tairāwhiti student Jinesh Joseph moved from his home in Southern India to Gisborne three years ago.  He has also changed his career...

Second degree paves the way to nursing career
December 14, 2020

Julian Kairau (Ngāpuhi) is one of the few male Bachelor of Nursing students at EIT. How the 27-year old got into nursing was not the typical route you would expect. Growing up, Julian loved...

Returning to study after travelling the world
December 9, 2020

After decades of working as a chef and travelling the world, Annie Ellis has made the bold move to return to education. After she had qualified as a chef, Annie moved to Australia where she...

Inaugural scholarship partnership celebrated
August 10, 2020

Two East Coast women are the first recipients of a new partner scholarship between Ngati Porou and the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT).  Ramari Fox, 25, from Ruatorea was honoured...

“Being Māori is my greatest asset”
July 28, 2020

Te Aroha Hunt is the coordinator of Tuai Kōpū, a new programme initiated by the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB). Tuai Kōpū is supporting pregnant Māori and Pasifika women...

Miriama has discovered her destiny in life
June 19, 2020

Since she was young, EIT nursing student Miriama Tawake had an interest in health and nursing. It’s fair to say, that this interest had been sparked by Miriama’s mother who works as a...