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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...

“Caring for others is part of who I am”
November 15, 2019

Victoria Lealaiauloto Nofoaiga is about to finish her nursing degree at EIT with her final exam just around the corner. Recently she completed a nine-week placement in the maternity ward of...

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...