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08
Jul

One of New Zealand’s foremost conservationists held a seminar at the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) ahead of the Biodiversity expo held at SIT on the 13th of July.

Sir Alan Mark is a leading plant ecologist, specialising in the ecology of indigenous ecology of tussock grasslands, alpine lands, wetlands, shrub lands, forests and lakeshores.  Sir Alan was made a fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 1987 and was a member of National Parks and Reserves Authority and later the New Zealand Conservation Authority. He was knighted (KNZM) in 2009 for his services to conservation in New Zealand.  Now retired, he is still actively involved in conservation.

01
Jul

A full classroom of mostly international students undertaking business through the Sothern Institute of Technology (SIT) met this week with two prominent Auckland businessmen who migrated to New Zealand.

The pair talked about succeeding within the business environment in New Zealand and the challenges facing overseas students. Both men are migrants to NZ coming from India and now call Auckland home.  Giri Gupta is the Director for Indian Weekender magazine and Shashi Srivastava is a Senior Business Manager at Kiwibank. The SIT students are undertaking the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Enterprise (PGDipBE) and meet occasionally with local and national industry leaders to expose and inspire students of the course.

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