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Master’s degree caps off long education journey
March 17, 2021

“I never had a hard-and-fast plan for my career but I was always open for new opportunities,” says Lizzy Mackenzie, one of EIT’s outstanding 2021 graduates. The 48-year old completed her...

From the slaughter room to the doctors’ surgery
February 16, 2021

When the EIT Tairāwhiti Bachelor of Nursing students dissected some sheep organs in a class, it was like “just another day at work” for Wairoa’s Emma Mackereth.  However, this...

EIT hosts Info and Enrolment Day
January 26, 2021

EIT’s Info day will help future students to find a programme which is best suited for them. People who are looking to change careers, advance their existing skills, or learn something new are...

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...