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From labouring to professional practice
October 21, 2019

  One Gisborne man this year became the first in his immediate family to graduate with a degree. Dean Hawea worked in a variety of jobs, mostly as a labourer, before deciding to...

A strong voice for Pasifika people in healthcare
May 21, 2019

Rosalia, Alma and Victoria (from left) are three of very few Pasifika nursing students. Samoan Bachelor of Nursing students Rosalia Taotofi, Victoria Lealaiauloto Nofoaiga and Alma Su’a received...

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...

EIT Valedictorian Sammy made her dream come true
April 10, 2019

EIT valedictorian Sammy Little says she already knew as a little girl that one day she would become a nurse. It took some years, however, to finally put her dream into action. Sammy is the third...