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Entries for November 2016

14 Nov 2016

Does your Bic still flick? Have you got pencils and erasers that still have lots of life left in them? Then a stationery appeal for Southland primary school kids could be just the thing for you.

Students wrapping up their study for the year are being encouraged to donate their pens, pencils and rulers to the Southland Stationery Drive which will support the province's lower decile schools.

08 Nov 2016

Could Southland be the set for a Bollywood film?

A Bollywood music video will be one of the short films debuted at the Southsure Emerging Artists Awards at Centre Stage on Thursday

The music video features the famous Bollywood song Aye Mere Humsafar (Oh My Soul Mate) sung by Indian Idol runner-up and Southern Institute of Technology student Ketan Kumawat.

​Kumawat and fellow student Miten Raichvra filmed the clip in Invercargill, including a restaurant scene on Esk St.

The film, which is a slow love song, tells the story of a love triangle, Kumawat said.

They decided to make the music video in the style of a short film instead of a lip-synced epic with large dance sequences that Bollywood fans were used to. 

 Raichvra said story was cute and everyone could relate to it, regardless if they were Bollywood fans or not.

02 Nov 2016

Fashion students at the Southern Institute of Technology are gearing up for their annual fashion show and for one student, presenting her collection is the culmination of 30 years of dreaming.

Every year, the Chrysalis fashion showcase provides an opportunity for students studying the Bachelor of Fashion and the Graduate Diploma in Fashion to show off their year's work to the public.

This year is no exception, with students working away furiously in their workshops, pinning and hemming with precision and vigour ahead of the show on November 8.

For third year student Beverley Smit, the hard work she has put in over the years had been a long time coming, as nearing the completion of her degree was a dream come true.

01 Nov 2016

Fashion from some of Southland's most talented young designers will go on show in the city next Tuesday.

Southern Institute of Technology Bachelor of Design Technology in Fashion students will join with Graduate Diploma in Fashion students to present their unique show, Chrysalis.