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Events @ SIT

This is the place to see what's on at SIT.
We've got the low down on Orientation weeks, Open Nights, and other student activities both on and off campus, important course dates, community events and other happenings around and about our region.

Fri 22 Aug 2014

School of Contemporary Music Lunchtime Concert

Come and hear free performances from Bachelor of Contemporary Music students.

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Start:  Friday, August 22, 2014 12:00 PM
End:  Friday, August 22, 2014 1:00 PM

These free concerts in Centrestage Theatre, Don St, showcase our talented music students. Come and hear music from a variety of genre and styles. From Coldplay, to the Wiggles, to Pantera, the Bachelor of Contemporary Music students play it all.

Fri 22 Aug 2014 - Sun 24 Aug 2014

Invercargill Startup Weekend

INVERCARGILL! STARTUP! What more do you need? Get off that couch, sign up and come join us for the weekend!

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Start:  Friday, August 22, 2014 5:30 PM
End:  Sunday, August 24, 2014 9:00 PM

INVERCARGILL! STARTUP! What more do you need? Get off that couch, sign up and come join us for the weekend!

 

Invercargill- City of Water and Light and home of Burt Munro, the original grass roots inventor of the South. A city with quality professionals and a huge talent pool of potential entrepreneurs and creative thinkers. Startup Weekend Invercargill aims to bring education and business acumen to the South, giving ideas momentum and using this to encourage company formation. Sign up now: http://invercargill.startupweekend.org/

Sat 23 Aug 2014

Remarkables Ski Trip

Take this opportunity to enjoy a fun day out skiing / snowboarding, making snow people etc.  Open to all current SIT students and their children. 

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Start:  Saturday, August 23, 2014

Take this opportunity and enjoy a fun day out skiing / snowboarding, making snow people etc.  A real experience for those who have never seen snow!  Open to all current SIT students and their children. 

  • Bus leaves SIT sharp at 8am, E.T.A. at the ski field ~11am
  • Bus will leave the Remarkables Ski Field at 4.30pm
  • Tickets at the SIT bookshop: $5 adult & $2 children under 12 - Open to all current SIT students & their children
  • First come, first served basis
  • If it proves popular, we will run another bus the following week

Sat 23 Aug 2014

Bus trip to Dunedin

SIT has a 19-seater bus which runs regular weekend day trips for students for just $2!

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Start:  Saturday, August 23, 2014 8:00 AM
End:  Saturday, August 23, 2014 4:30 PM

SIT has its very own 19-seater bus which runs regular weekend day trips for students, alternating between Dunedin and Queenstown, for just $2!  Book your seat at the SIT Bookshop.

The bus leaves SIT at 8am (outside main Tay St entrance) and returns around 4.30pm.

Mon 25 Aug 2014

Public Meeting – New Thinking in Pest Control in NZ

A public meeting with Dr Alison Popay (AgResearch Science Team Leader Biocontrol and Biosecurity).

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Start:  Monday, August 25, 2014 7:30 PM

A public meeting with Dr Alison Popay (AgResearch Science Team Leader Biocontrol and Biosecurity) in conjunction with Environment Southland and SIT, sponsored by the Royal Society of NZ.  Open to the public.  Monday 25 August 7.30pm at SIT Main Campus, Room B1:10.

New Zealand’s economy and reputation are closely linked to land and aquatic managed systems and to our native flora and fauna. Pests are costing the country millions of dollars and there is the constant threat of new incursions of alien species that can wreak havoc in our primary industries and native ecosystems. Southland is not immune! In this presentation we will examine the costs and impacts of current and emerging pest threats, why we are increasingly vulnerable, the need for good surveillance and detection methods and the tools and strategies for managing pests that are here. New Zealand invests heavily in this area but can we and should we be doing more?

Tue 26 Aug 2014

Ethics Committee Meeting

Ethics Committee meeting to review applications.

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Start:  Tuesday, August 26, 2014
End:  Tuesday, August 26, 2014

All research involving human subjects needs to be approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee before it can proceed. To make an application for approval from the Ethics Committee, complete the Application for Ethics Approval form and submit this and any accompanying paperwork (e.g. information sheets, consent forms or proposed questionnaires) to Judy Fleck, secretary of the Ethics Committee.  

Tue 26 Aug 2014

Free Legal Advice from Eagles Eagles and Redpath

Eagles Eagles and Redpath will be on site every Tuesday from 11am – 1pm for free legal advice

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Start:  Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:00 AM

Eagles Eagles and Redpath will be on site every Tuesday from 11am – 1pm for free legal advice, located in H1-06 behind main reception

Wed 27 Aug 2014

Waiata

Come learn old and new Waiata in a fun and relaxing environment - All welcome!

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Start:  Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 PM
End:  Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:00 PM

Come learn old and new Waiata in a fun and relaxing environment - All welcome!

Wed 27 Aug 2014

End of Month Student Activity - Supporting Daffodil Day

Dress in yellow and win prizes! Bring a gold coin donation and purchase a daffodil to support those who are fighting cancer.

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Start:  Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 PM
End:  Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:00 PM

Dress in yellow and win prizes! Bring a gold coin donation and purchase a daffodil to support those who are fighting cancer.

Cycling Southland will have their roller bikes so you can race your mates, and there will be food, games and prizes.

Aug 27 at 12:00 - 1:00pm Southern Institute of Technology, Raw Gallery, Downtown Campus

Thu 28 Aug 2014 - Fri 29 Aug 2014

Gold mining in NZ excursion

Gold mining in NZ excursion for students enrolled in EM307 at SIT. Visiting New Vale lignite mine, Waikia gold dredging and Macreas gold mine.

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Start:  Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:00 AM
End:  Friday, August 29, 2014 5:00 PM

Gold mining in NZ excursion for students enrolled in EM307 at SIT. Visiting New Vale lignite mine, Waikia gold dredging and Macreas gold mine.

Thu 28 Aug 2014

Free lunchtime theatre

Come and enjoy a range of theatre styles from the Sir Anthony Hopkins School of Dramatic Arts.

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Start:  Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00 PM
End:  Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:00 PM

Come and enjoy a range of theatre styles from the Sir Anthony Hopkins School of Dramatic Arts.  Free performances at CentreStage every Thursday 12-1pm.  Bring your lunch, bring your friends!

Thu 28 Aug 2014

A Taste of China: Diversity of Cuisines Across China

The Confucius Institute Public Lecture Series on Chinese Culture presents 'A Taste of China: Diversity of Cuisines Across China' by Associate Professor Adam Lam

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Start:  Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:00 PM
End:  Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:00 PM

The Confucius Institute at University of Canterbury Resource Centre Public Lecture Series on Chinese Culture presents 'A Taste of China: Diversity of Cuisines Across China' by Associate Professor Adam Lam

RSVP by Tuesday 26 August. Call Morgann on 03 211 2699 ext 8571 or phone 0800 40 FEES ext 8571 to register

Thursday 28 August 7-8pm
Venue: 133 Tay St, Room B1-12

Associate Professor Adam Lam is the Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury and an expert of contemporary Chinese culture in the Cultural Studies and Chinese Programmes at the University of Canterbury.

In this lecture, Adam will lead you on a delicious journey among the variety and characteristics of regional cuisines in China, followed by a teaser taste of the well-known dumpling at the end of the lecture.

Sat 30 Aug 2014

Bus trip to Queenstown

SIT has a 19-seater bus which runs regular weekend day trips for students for just $2!

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Start:  Saturday, August 30, 2014 8:00 AM
End:  Saturday, August 30, 2014 4:30 PM

SIT has its very own 19-seater bus which runs regular weekend day trips for students, alternating between Dunedin and Queenstown, for just $2!  Book your seat at the SIT Bookshop.

The bus leaves SIT at 8am (outside main Tay St entrance) and returns around 4.30pm.

Sat 30 Aug 2014

Munted

Munted is a verbatim documentary theatre response to the Canterbury February 22nd Earthquake.

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Start:  Saturday, August 30, 2014 7:30 PM

Munted is a verbatim documentary theatre response to the Canterbury February 22nd Earthquake, derived entirely from interviews with Cantabrians, members of the media and other New Zealanders.

Shared stories of hope and loss, peppered with humour and surprising perspective on one of our worst national tragedies.

Wed 3 Sep 2014

Summer Sports and Clubs day

Come and find out what awesome sports and clubs are on offer around our city and how to get involved!

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Start:  Wednesday, September 03, 2014 11:30 AM
End:  Wednesday, September 03, 2014 1:00 PM

Come and find out what awesome sports and clubs are on offer around our city and how to get involved!

Sat 6 Sep 2014

'Beauty and the Bro'

A music and comedy double-bill evening with two-time Tui finalist Mel Parsons and comedian James Nokise.

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Start:  Saturday, September 06, 2014 7:30 PM
End:  Saturday, September 06, 2014 9:30 PM

Join two-time Tui finalist Mel Parsons and comedian James Nokise for an intimate live cabaret-style show. New Zealand’s favourite (and only) Samoan/Welsh stand-up comic, James Nokise, the first Pacific Islander to crack the UK stand-up comedy circuit, returns with So-so Gangsta, a hilarious show about New Zealand Gang Culture and the way society responds to it.

They will take you on a journey through quiet and heartfelt folk ballads through to rollicking country foot-stompers and high comedy. Blending a mix of personal stories, research, and current affairs, So-So Gangsta is a comedic look at both gangs and the perception of gangs in the relatively un-gangsta New Zealand. 

Tickets available from TicketDirect or CUE TV: only $5 for SIT students!  ($25 adults / $20 seniors)
Licensed Bar and kiosk will be open with eftpos facilities.

Wed 17 Sep 2014

Moving On expo

Come and meet employers, agencies and service providers who can help with the transition from study to career.

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Start:  Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 PM
End:  Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1:00 PM

Moving on at the end of the year? We'd like to invite you to our 'Moving On' expo. Come and meet employers, agencies and service providers who can help with the transition from study to career.
Weather permitting, this event will be held outside in the courtyard between Admin & B-Block.

Tue 23 Sep 2014

Christchurch Campus Open Night

Thinking about study in 2015? Come see us at the SIT Christchurch campus, Waterloo Road to talk about our programmes.

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Start:  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5:00 PM
End:  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:00 PM

Thinking about study in 2015? Come see us at the SIT Christchurch campus, Waterloo Road to talk about our programmes.

Thu 25 Sep 2014

Beauty Therapy: Day Spa experience

SIT Beauty Therapy students take part in a day spa experience at Eforea Day Spa at the Hilton Queenstown as part of their course.

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Start:  Thursday, September 25, 2014

SIT Beauty Therapy students take part in a day spa experience at Eforea Day Spa at the Hilton in Queenstown as part of their course. They are treated to 5 star luxury treatments.

Mon 29 Sep 2014 - Fri 3 Oct 2014

Mid-Semester Break

Semester 2 mid-semester break

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Start:  Monday, September 29, 2014 8:30 AM
End:  Friday, October 03, 2014 5:30 PM

Semester 2 mid-semester break

Wed 1 Oct 2014 - Fri 3 Oct 2014

National Tertiary Learning & Teaching Conference

The 2014 Conference acknowledges the challenges of tertiary learning and teaching at a time of major global and national changes. 

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Start:  Wednesday, October 01, 2014
End:  Friday, October 03, 2014

The theme of the 2014 Conference acknowledges the challenges of tertiary learning and teaching at a time of major global and national changes. Demographic changes, globalisation and rapidly evolving technologies are challenging teaching practice. The Conference offers an important opportunity to share knowledge and good practice among colleagues to help improve learning and teaching in the ever changing world.

Registrations for the 2014 Conference are now open. Please click here for more information alternatively click here to register online. 
 

Call for Papers

Thank you to those who have made submissions to date. Your submissions will be processed, as already advised, by 31 July 2014. The extended deadline for call for papers for the 2014 Conference is Friday 8 August 2014.

Please visit the conference website for further information http://www.ntltconference.ac.nz/

Options available to participants are:

  • Presentations
  • Referred Paper and Presentation
  • Workshop
  • 'Six minute solutions' presentation.

For further information please contact judy.fleck@sit.ac.nz

Tue 7 Oct 2014

Open Night

Come along to our SIT open night and talk to a tutor. Study your way to a smarter future with SIT.

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Start:  Tuesday, October 07, 2014 5:00 AM
End:  Tuesday, October 07, 2014 7:00 AM

Worried about what to study? Not sure what to do next?
Don't stress!
Why not come along to our Open Night.
There will be Course Advisors available to help guide you and answer any questions you have.

Hope to see you there.

#study #ZeroFees #SmarterFuture

 

Thu 9 Oct 2014

Free lunchtime theatre

Come and enjoy a range of theatre styles from the Sir Anthony Hopkins School of Dramatic Arts.

Read more
Start:  Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:00 PM
End:  Thursday, October 09, 2014 1:00 PM

Come and enjoy a range of theatre styles from the Sir Anthony Hopkins School of Dramatic Arts.  Free performances at CentreStage every Thursday 12-1pm.  Bring your lunch, bring your friends!

Fri 10 Oct 2014

School of Contemporary Music Lunchtime Concert

Come and hear free performances from Bachelor of Contemporary Music students.

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Start:  Friday, October 10, 2014 12:00 PM
End:  Friday, October 10, 2014 1:00 PM

These free concerts in Centrestage Theatre, Don St, showcase our talented music students. Come and hear music from a variety of genre and styles. From Coldplay, to the Wiggles, to Pantera, the Bachelor of Contemporary Music students play it all.

Fri 17 Oct 2014

Secondary School Open Day

Secondary schools in NZ are invited to send their senior students to spend the day at our Invercargill campus on Friday 17 October.

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Start:  Friday, October 17, 2014 8:30 AM
End:  Friday, October 17, 2014 5:00 PM

Secondary schools in New Zealand are invited to send their senior students to spend the day at our Invercargill campus on Friday 17 October 2014. Parents are also welcome to visit the campus.

  • Opportunities to observe lectures and classes in progress, meet the tutors and check out our excellent facilities
  • Tours of the campus
  • Meet Trades tutors and see the brand new workshops in action
  • Lunchtime BBQ with members of Southland Stags and Southland Sharks sports teams
  • Lunchtime concert at Centrestage Theatre
  • Art exhibition by Bachelor of Applied Media Arts students

To register please contact your school's Careers Advisor.

Tue 21 Oct 2014

Christchurch Campus Open Night

Thinking about study in 2015? Come see us at the SIT Christchurch campus, Waterloo Road to talk about our programmes.

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Start:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:00 PM
End:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:00 PM

Thinking about study in 2015? Come see us at the SIT Christchurch campus, Waterloo Road to talk about our programmes.

Thu 23 Oct 2014 - Fri 24 Oct 2014

Stewart Island excursion

Stewart Island excursion for students enrolled in EM206. Topics covered: sustainable fish farming, sustainable energy and Ulva Island.

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Start:  Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:30 AM
End:  Friday, October 24, 2014 4:30 PM

Stewart Island excursion for students enrolled in EM206. Topics covered: sustainable fish farming with Sanfords Fish Farm; Ulva Island - an island sanctuary for native vegetation and birds; sustainable energy on Stewart Island.

Leaving Bluff by ferry on Thursday at 9.30am, returning Friday 4.30pm.

Tue 4 Nov 2014

Ethics Committee Meeting

Ethics Committee meeting to review applications.

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Start:  Tuesday, November 04, 2014
End:  Tuesday, November 04, 2014

All research involving human subjects needs to be approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee before it can proceed. To make an application for approval from the Ethics Committee, complete the Application for Ethics Approval form and submit this and any accompanying paperwork (e.g. information sheets, consent forms or proposed questionnaires) to Judy Fleck, secretary of the Ethics Committee.  

Tue 11 Nov 2014

Open Night

Come along to our SIT open night and talk to a tutor. Study your way to a smarter future with SIT.

Read more
Start:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014 5:00 AM
End:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:00 AM

Worried about what to study? Not sure what to do next?
Don't stress!
Why not come along to our Open Night.
There will be Course Advisors available to help guide you and answer any questions you have.

Hope to see you there.

#study #ZeroFees #SmarterFuture

 

Tue 11 Nov 2014

Chrysalis Graduate Collaborative

SIT Fashion Graduates put on a show extravaganza.

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Start:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014 2:00 PM
End:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014 2:00 PM

SIT Fashion Graduates put on a show extravaganza, Chrysalis, at SIT CentreStage, Don Street.
Come along and enjoy the experience.

Wed 12 Nov 2014

Southland Health Research Five Minute Findings Forum

This is a great opportunity to share  your research, project or audit findings on anything health-related.

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Start:  Wednesday, November 12, 2014 9:00 AM

In collaboration between Southern Institute of Technology and the Southern District Health Board, this forum is a great opportunity to share research, project or audit findings. You can present on anything related to health in the widest sense: public & environmental health, natural therapies, medicine, food safety, nursing, sport & exercise, health education etc. The challenge is to present in just five minutes! 

The Five Minute Findings Forum is being held at Southland Hospital. The best presentation wins $250 sponsored by the Southland Nurses Forumto spend on professional development. Keen to participate? Send us a working title and a one-line description of your proposed topic by email to joanne.whittle@sit.ac.nz by 31 July 2014.

For more information please contact:
Gillian Sim,
Nurse Researcher,
Practice Development,
Southern District Health Board
ph: 03 2181949 extn 8033


Jo Whittle,
Research Officer,
SIT
ph: 03 211 2699 extn 8542

Thu 20 Nov 2014 - Sun 23 Nov 2014

Volcanism & renewable energy excursion

Volcanism and renewable energy excursion. Topics covered: volcanism, geothermal power and mineralisation.

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Start:  Thursday, November 20, 2014
End:  Sunday, November 23, 2014

Volcanism and renewable energy excursion (North Island). Topics covered: volcanism, geothermal power and mineralisation. Central Crossing on the Saturday. Possibly open to outside participants. 

Tue 2 Dec 2014 - Fri 12 Dec 2014

SIT Awards Ceremony

Celebrating excellence and achievements across all of our programmes.

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Start:  Tuesday, December 02, 2014 7:30 PM

SIT's annual award ceremony - celebrating excellence and achievements across all of our programmes.  More information to come.

Thu 4 Dec 2014

Graduation (Certificate Programmes)

Graduation ceremony for Certificate programmes.

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Start:  Thursday, December 04, 2014

Graduation ceremony for Certificate programmes. More details to come.

Fri 12 Dec 2014

Graduation Ceremony One

For Health, Humanities and Computing faculty and PGDipBE graduates.

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Start:  Friday, December 12, 2014 1:30 PM

Graduation ceremony for Health, Humanities and Computing faculty and PGDipBE graduates.  Held at the Civic Theatre, Tay St, Invercargill.  For more information about graduation, see this page: http://www.sit.ac.nz/Students/Graduation or contact your Faculty Administrator.

Fri 12 Dec 2014

Graduation Ceremony Two

For New Media & Arts faculty, Trades & Technology faculty and SIT2LRN faculty graduates.

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Start:  Friday, December 12, 2014 3:00 PM

Graduation ceremony for New Media & Arts faculty, Trades & Technology faculty and SIT2LRN faculty graduates.  Held at the Civic Theatre, Tay St, Invercargill.  For more information about graduation, see this page: http://www.sit.ac.nz/Students/Graduation or contact your Faculty Administrator.

Important Dates 2014

Below are the semester dates for *most* courses at SIT. Please note, there will be numerous exceptions to these dates so please use the below as a guide only.

SEMESTER 1

  • First Part of Semester:  Monday, 17th February – Friday, 18th April (9 weeks)
  • Mid Semester Break: Monday, 21st April – Friday, 2nd May (2 weeks)
  • Second Part of Semester: Monday, 5th May – Friday, 27th June (8 weeks)
  • Semester Break: Monday, 30th June – Friday, 11th July (2 weeks)

SEMESTER 2

  • First Part of Semester: Monday, 14th July – Friday, 26th September (11 weeks)
  • Mid Semester Break: Monday, 29th September – Friday, 3rd October (1 week)
  • Second Part of Semester: Monday, 6th October – Friday, 14th November (6 weeks)

Further Disclaimer

Our course dates do frequently change. Where you need to confirm your specific course dates, PLEASE contact your Faculty Administrator for confirmation as SIT will not be held liable for any losses incurred as a result of using the information on this page.

On Soon

22
Aug

Come and hear free performances from Bachelor of Contemporary Music students.

22
Aug

INVERCARGILL! STARTUP! What more do you need? Get off that couch, sign up and come join us for the weekend!

23
Aug

Take this opportunity to enjoy a fun day out skiing / snowboarding, making snow people etc.  Open to all current SIT students and their children. 

23
Aug

SIT has a 19-seater bus which runs regular weekend day trips for students for just $2!

25
Aug

A public meeting with Dr Alison Popay (AgResearch Science Team Leader Biocontrol and Biosecurity).

26
Aug

Ethics Committee meeting to review applications.

26
Aug

Eagles Eagles and Redpath will be on site every Tuesday from 11am – 1pm for free legal advice

27
Aug

Come learn old and new Waiata in a fun and relaxing environment - All welcome!

27
Aug

Dress in yellow and win prizes! Bring a gold coin donation and purchase a daffodil to support those who are fighting cancer.

28
Aug

Gold mining in NZ excursion for students enrolled in EM307 at SIT. Visiting New Vale lignite mine, Waikia gold dredging and Macreas gold mine.

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