News - Tairāwhiti Gisborne Campus

New arts student feeling at home away from home
January 20, 2020

Northland student Hinemoana Tautari hasn’t had a chance to get homesick since enrolling for the Bachelor of  Māori Visual Arts at EIT’s Toihoukura this year. She has made some great new...

Marae-Based course leading to big opportunities
January 16, 2020

After spending the first half of his working life in the retail industry, a 39 year old Wairoa man, Ricardo Carrol, has discovered a whole new world after completing the NZ Certificate in...

Gearing up for a growing fitness industry
January 13, 2020

Five local fitness graduates are living their dreams of being exercise professionals after completing a New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4 & 5) at EIT Tairāwhiti. The programmes...

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...

Students proving age is no barrier to robotics
November 7, 2019

The most popular programme at the Tairāwhiti Trades Academy at EIT this year would have to be the Level 3 Trades Academy Computer Technology drone making course, which has achieved the...

Gender no barrier for engineering student
October 22, 2019

EIT engineering student Maia Niwa may not look like the average tradie but she does not regard gender as a barrier to her career goal of becoming a mechanical engineer. At 18 she is well on...

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...

Male designers making their mark in fashion
October 16, 2019

Four young artists have this year added a whole new perspective to EIT’s fashion design programme, adding a dose of masculine creativity. Ngarangi Pomana, Fabian Omer, Mac Tua Whaka Rua and...

Better life for Brian
October 7, 2019

After spending the best part of his youth in various labouring jobs, Gisborne man Brian Walters decided it was time to do something more fulfilling. “When I turned 28 I realised I wanted to...