Harassment Contact Network

EIT is opposed to any form of unacceptable behaviour. As an institution we accept responsibility for providing and maintaining a work and learning environment free from harassment, discrimination and objectionable behaviour.


EIT has a network of Harassment Contact People whose role is to offer support and help you to explore your options when dealing with a case of harassment.


• Listen to complaints or concerns and be supportive.
• Explain what unacceptable behaviour is and assist staff and students to identify the type/s of complaint (eg, racial harassment).
• Provide information and options for dealing with unacceptable behaviour.
• Discuss options and resolution procedures which are available.
• Support staff and students when meeting with, or writing to the other party.
• Provide information on the EIT Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Procedure and Guideline
• Explain the support services available.
• If necessary, provide support after the complaints process is finished.

Discussions with a Contact Person are confidential and will not be divulged to a third person without agreement.

The following people belong to the Harassment Contact Network. Please feel free to contact one of them if necessary.


Monica Shirer

I am Monica Shirer the International Student Support and Accommodation Officer for the Auckland Campus.  I believe that we are all entitled to work and study in a safe environment. Harassment and bullying are unacceptable behaviours and you should not be afraid to speak up.

If you feel that you are being bullied or harassed, or treated in an unacceptable manner, feel free to come and talk to me in a confidential manner. You can contact me on M: 027 405 5170 E: mshirer@eit.ac.nz you or visit me in AQ906.




Hawke's Bay

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I am a senior lecturer in Information Technology in the School of Computing. I believe that a safe study or work environment is very important and that harassment is unacceptable in any form. So if you feel that you are being bullied or harassed, or treated in an unacceptable manner, feel free to come and talk confidentially about your problems with me. The best way to contact me is by email gayr@eit.ac.nz or you can book an appointment at Reception in the C Block.




Harley Benton

Kia ora,  I am Harley Benton and I work at EIT in the Trades section as an Electrical Tutor. I have been teaching here since 2010 and during this time have helped students experiencing different problems. I am also an Officer with the New Zealand Cadet Forces at the City of Napier Cadet Corp Unit where I deal with 13 – 19 year olds with life skill issues.

If you feel you are being harassed or bullied (this may include all forms of cyber bullying – txt, email, Facebook etc) and it is affecting your time here at EIT, please feel free to contact me and together we will try to resolve the issues so that you enjoy your time here.

You can contact me (email hbenton@eit.ac.nz or phone 9748000 ext 5841) for a confidential chat. Or call in at the Trades reception and ask to speak to me – Lynne or Claire will find me.


Lesley Blair

Greetings my name is Les Blair and I am a lecturer within the School of Health and Sport Science. Harassment is an important issue which we need to be aware of. My role will be to provide you with appropriate advice and support, in a confidential manner.
I can be contacted either by email, lblair@eit.ac.nz or by phone, extension 5408.





Margaret Young

Kia ora rā! Ko Margaret Young taku ingoa. He kaiwhakaako au ki Te Ūranga Waka. Greetings! My name is Margaret Young and I am a Te Reo tutor at the Te Ūranga Waka.

Previous to this teaching role I supported Māori and Pasifika students with academic support as well as pastoral care.

Please feel free to contact me should you wish to discuss or share any concerns or worries in absolute confidence.

Haere mai kōrero ai!

I can be contacted on email at mfyoung@eit.ac.nz



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My name is Craig McDonald and I am the Timetable Coordinator for EIT. In my role I work with all areas of EIT, staff and students, academic and administration. This has allowed me to get to know people right across the institution and see the issues that affect us all. I know the need for support and for being able to have someone to talk to about problems you have. I can be contacted on ext 6011, email cmcdonald@eit.ac.nz or at my office 










Hazel Tidman

I currently teach on the National Certificate in Health Disability and Aged Support. I know that as either a staff member or student you need to feel comfortable and safe while at EIT. If you have concerns about any behaviour that is intimidating or unwelcome you can talk to me or one of the other contact people confidentially. The best way to contact me is by email htidman@eit.ac.nz or try my ext. 7722.






Philipa Huberts

Hello, I am a programme secretary with the School of Primary Industries and based at the Rural Studies Unit in Stout St, Tairawhiti Campus.  I believe it is important that all people feel safe in their work or study environment.  There can be a variety of things that could be unsettling in the work/study place and it’s good to be able to talk with others in confidence about any issue you may face. I can be contacted at phuberts@eit.ac.nz or my extn number is 7600.






John Hill

I am currently the Learning Facilitator for the Carpentry department, which encompasses Level 2, 3 and Trades Academy courses.  Undertaking further studies at a Tertiary level can place strains on any individual.  If you are being further burdened due to a conflict, you are putting your potential to succeed at risk.   I see my role as someone that can listen to what is going on for you and work with you, to resolve any issues in a confidential manner.  I can be contacted by email at JHill@eit.ac.nz or call in to see me in the Carpentry department.





Cherie Te Rore

Kia ora.  I am a lecturer at the Tairāwhiti campus and at present I teach two programmes: the NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Support Work) [Level 3] and (Advanced Support) [Level 4]. I am a member of the anti-harassment network team here at EIT. If for any reason you are not feeling safe at EIT – for whatever reason – please don’t hesitate to contact me.

You can email me at cterore@eit.ac.nz, or phone 06 8693038.