News - Tairāwhiti Gisborne Campus

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...

Business Degree in her sights now
December 29, 2020

As Kayla Karena Jordan hit wall after wall in her personal life a few years ago, she was not sure of her future at all.  But the wrap around support of her EIT Whanau, followed by some...

Study took me out of my comfort zone but I liked it.
December 14, 2020

Malo e lelei.  My name is Vakaola Tupouniua (known as Ola). I’m in my third year of the Bachelor in Business Studies programme at EIT, majoring in Management. I am a Tongan national....

Study helps adapt to lifestyle change
December 14, 2020

One visit to Gisborne was all it took for David Dollaga and his family to fall in love with the place.  The family of six, originally from the Philippines, had lived in Auckland for a decade...

Covid career change
November 25, 2020

The arrival of the global pandemic Covid 19 has completely changed the life path for many.  For Gisborne student Nishant Surathu aspirations changed from electronics engineering to becoming...

Unsure if building was the right path…
November 25, 2020

Gisborne woman Chantelle Abraham had left high school when she realised she did need an education to get a career. But the single mum of two started with a literacy and numeracy course to get her...

Tairāwhiti tourism, not just a stop off
November 12, 2020

Tairāwhiti is building itself as a destination, not just a stop off, as New Zealanders seek to explore their own back yard more and more.   This is the view of a newcomer to the tourism...

Girls shine through at Papatu
November 4, 2020

The future of farming is in safe hands looking at the latest level three primary industries class from EIT Tairāwhiti.  The group of five girls have impressed their tutor and Papatu Station...