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Entries for June 2016

29 Jun 2016

“If a small school in a small town in a small country at the bottom of the world can do this, so can anyone.” - Dr. Jo Smith, on the massage therapy degree program she has created in Invercargill, NZ.

15 Jun 2016

Matty Johnson has taken an interesting journey on his way to Southland club rugby.

The 22-year-old midfielder is currently a key figure in the Marist setup with the hope he can end up in a maroon Stags jersey at some stage.

10 Jun 2016

Southern Institute of Technology chief executive Penny Simmonds is hoping to bring more Russian students to Southland.

The comments came after the institute held a ceremony on Friday to mark Russia Day. 

07 Jun 2016

Southland and Lakes District student businesses will fight it out for nearly $2000 in funding.

A Dragon's Den-style event will come to the Southern Institute of Technology's Invercargill campus on June 14. About 140 students from James Hargest College, Southland Girls' High School, Southland Boys' High School, Aparima College, Mt Aspiring College and Wakatipu High School will present their business ideas to a panel of judges, with $1750 in cash prizes up for grabs.

03 Jun 2016

When released, some Invercargill prisoners will be able to show potential employers trade qualifications they achieved while inside.

Twelve prisoners have received a National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Certificate, the first graduates of the new trade qualification offered at Invercargill Prison.