Ritson-Jones will be the only Southland student competing.
Students from six New Zealand institutions will compete, and will be divided up into teams featuring two Kiwi students and two Vietnamese cooking students.
Southern Institute of Technology chef and hospitality students achieved unprecedented results at a recent annual regional culinary competition.
Students have been taking part in the Salon Culinaire competitions for more than 15 years, but this year was a record breaker with every SIT competitor gaining a medal and the team of 14 bringing home a haul of 34.
The Southland Chamber of Commerce will move to the Esk St end of the SIT arcade in early July.
The move is part of a collaboration between the chamber and the Southern Institute of Technology's new "Business HUB".
Homegrown silverbeet, cabbage and kale could soon be on the menu for students at the Southern Institute of Technology.
The SIT Invercargill campus is developing its own vegetable garden.
Netball New Zealand today confirmed its Elite Domestic League for 2017, together with a five-year commitment from broadcast partner SKY.
Venture Southland (VS) staff will evaluate the wider economic and social impacts of three films being shot in Southland this year.
Filming for Alien: Covenant took place in Fiordland over 15 days last month while the Goodbye Pork Pie remake has just wrapped up after 10 days of filming.
They face all manner of situations, usually with a smile on their faces.
And now it's their time to shine.
As part of International Nurses Day, Southland will celebrate the efforts of its nurses with the Nursing Excellence Awards on May 12.
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