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Entries for April 2017

30 Apr 2017

With New Zealand screaming out for workers skilled in the construction industry, students like Narcisse Carr have their wits about them, knowing they will be in hot demand once their studies have finished.

Narcisse completed her Certificate in Joinery, graduating in 2016. One of only two females on her course, she quickly became a skilled joiner, her interest in woodwork fostered from a young age by helping out with projects in her dad’s garage.

11 Apr 2017

Southern pupils were surprised with stationary donations this week.

Staff from the Southern Institute of Technology delivered care-packages full of stationery to Ascot Community School, Te Wharekura O Arowhenua, New River Primary and Invercargill Middle School.

08 Apr 2017

A CHARITY which helps people locally and overseas has been donated a child’s outdoor fort to be auctioned.

Orphans Aid International op-shop manager Kathryn Casey said she had asked Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) staff for an object to be donated towards the charity’s van fundraiser, and was pleasantly surprised to be offered the substantial fort.

“They have been so supportive over the years so I thought I would approach them… I was thinking of a child’s playhouse to raffle at Christmas-time so was delighted when we were offered the fort,” Mrs Casey said.