Hawke’s Bay Campus Rebuild

Campus Rebuild and Extended Campus Information

This page contains all the relevant information following Cyclone Gabrielle and updates about our extended campus locations, programme delivery and the rebuild.

EIT Hawke's Bay Campus

We are pleased to announce that the Hawke’s Bay Campus in Taradale is set to partially reopen for some key programmes from semester two.

A lot of hard work has gone in to get us to this point and we are pleased that several of our programmes requiring specialist facilities will move back on campus in July. Your programme co-ordinator will be in touch to discuss if and how this affects you.

Thank you for how you have adapted to a move to our extended campus around Hawke’s Bay, but this announcement is the first step on the road to the reopening of the Hawke’s Campus.

You will find further updates on this page in the coming weeks.

Manaaki Fund

We’re making funding available to support ākonga (students) impacted by the Cyclone Gabrielle. Impacted ākonga can receive up to a $400 one-off direct payment. It won’t need to be paid back.

 To find out more before you apply please check out the FAQ below.


Enrolment, Loans and Allowances

Current Student Info

Study Help

Manaaki Fund

Student Wellbeing

We recognise that Cyclone Gabrielle and the subsequent closure of our Hawke’s Bay Campus in Taradale will be having an impact on our learners in a range of ways. Our message is, look after yourselves, and reach out for help when you need. You can access welfare support through Civil Defence and Vitae Services.

Diana Kirton, Counsellor will be available for EIT students from Monday 27th through The Doctors, Greenmeadows. Diana is available Monday – Wednesday 8am – 6pm each week.  Please text her on 027 272 1660 for an appointment.   

Ministry of Social Development has made funds available for those affected by the floods.  Click here for more info. 

Urgent accommodation and urgent flooding issues – (building and infrastructure) contact welfare@hbemergency.govt.nz or visit your local Civil Defence Centre.

Who to Contact

If you need support or advice with your enrolment or studies following Cyclone Gabrielle and the closure of our campus we are here to help.

Please contact your programme co-ordinator or administrator for queries about your programme.  If you are unsure who this is please contact us on 0800 22 55 348 or info@eit.ac.nz and we will do our best to connect you.

Below is a list of email addresses that you might find useful. Using these email addresses will direct your query to the appropriate department.  

  1. LearningAdvisors@eit.ac.nz for assignment writing and study skills support support
  2. g23@eit.ac.nz for student concerns and questions about the impact of cyclone Gabriele on your learning
  3. domesticapplications@eit.ac.nz for queries from NZ residents and citizens about the status of their enrolment
  4. international@eit.ac.nz for international student support and concerns
  5. twist@eit.ac.nz for Library support
  6. disabilityhb@eit.ac.nz for support with disability learning and support
  7. culturalhb@eit.ac.nz for scholarship support, Pouwhirinaki and Pacifica support
  8. info@eit.ac.nz. for general enquiries


DISCLAIMER: Following Cyclone Gabrielle, a weather event that significantly affected the Hawkes Bay region in New Zealand in February 2023, many programmes and courses previously delivered from EIT’s Taradale campus are now being delivered from nearby alternative locations.  EIT is committed to ensuring that all programmes and courses we deliver, regardless of the delivery approach or location, continue to comply with the Educational Regulatory Framework Te Kawa Maiorooro.