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29
Dec

The Chief Executive of the Southern Institute of Technology , Penny Simmonds, advises with much sadness that Pengxiao Tao, also known as Jessica, a 22 year old student from China studying at SIT has died from injuries suffered in a car crash at Five Rivers on Friday.

19
Dec

Three international SIT students gain New Zealand India sports Scholarship to study the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise in Invercargill 2015. The awards were present on November 5th in New Delhi by former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming. 

16
Dec

Krystrim Wairau was one of 65 recipients of Invercargill Licensing Trust $1000 trades scholarships which were awarded at a ceremony at the Ascot Park Hotel last night. Recipients qualify through their results and completion of their full time trades courses at the Southern Institute of Technology.

15
Dec

Invercargill-based rap collective Ill School   are about to embark on their first ever tour, with 23 gigs taking them from Invercargill to as far north as Whangarei in Northland.

They met while studying audio production at the Southern Institute Of Technology, and their friendship grew out of mutual interests.

11
Dec

Edna Sheppard has a message for all Southlanders.

"Be bold and try different things."

For Edna, 48, and her husband David Sheppard, 56, who will graduate from SIT today, it meant getting to grips with computers.

The last time they studied there were no computers.

The couple boldly made the decision in 2010 to go back and study enrolling at the Southern Institute of Technology.

09
Dec

A group of former Southern Institute of Technology arts students have organised 'Class of 2013 One Year On' at the Invercargill City Gallery, with works from 11 of last year's graduates.

03
Dec

Juggling two kids under five on top of full time study has paid off Invercargill woman Nicola Stevenson.  Last night her perseverance was rewarded when she received the Outstanding Achievement Award for First Year Nursing graduates at the Southern Institute of Technology Awards ceremony.

01
Dec

SIT Certificate in Personal Training tutor Richard Greer has been named Educator of the Year at the 2014 Exercise Industry Awards. 

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