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Entries for May 2017

25 May 2017

Aparima College students have won this year's Young Enterprise Scheme Dragons' Den challenge with their recycled dog toy idea.

The school used materials from old clothes and recycled tennis balls from the Waihopai Tennis Club to make cheap, durable dog toys.

Year 12 and 13 students from James Hargest College, Southland Girls' High School, Aparima College and Mt Aspiring College pitched their ideas to business people at the Southern Institute of Technology on Thursday.

23 May 2017

Have you ever dreaded an upcoming school assessment?

Well, imagine having to take that assessment in front of a room full of strangers.

For Southern Institute of Technology bachelor of music student Deb Wattes, being stared at by members of the public during a school assessment is common place. 

22 May 2017

With our world becoming increasingly concerned about how to protect and conserve our environment, there has never been a better time to become an expert in this area.

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) student Raphael Karnuth has always had a passion for the environment, its biology and especially New Zealand’s native species. 

07 May 2017

Song, dance and Indonesian food will be a growing trend with an increasing number of students from Indonesia studying at the Southern Institute of Technology.

Newly elected Indonesian ambassador Tantowi Yahya was in Invercargill on Sunday meeting with the city's Indonesian community.

02 May 2017

Outgoing Southern Institute of Technology Council chairwoman Sarah Brown has more than 11 years of memories at the SIT.

Brown stood down from the position at the council's AGM on Monday.

She has been chairwoman for six years, but on the council for 11.

She had seen many changes at SIT in those years, the most notable being the steady increase in international student numbers and advances in facilities.