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Entries for July 2016

25 Jul 2016

Instructors from a prestigious Chinese university have arrived in Southland.

Tutors and administrators from the Hubei University of Education are guest teaching at the Southern Institute of Technology, working with students and staff while also taking in the sights of southern New Zealand.

21 Jul 2016

The Southland Chamber of Commerce will manage SIT Centrestage and the TicketDirect Booking Office from August. 

Chamber of Commerce chief executive Sheree Carey said the acquisition of the management contract was a great way for the chamber to further engage with the Southland community. 

19 Jul 2016

After a slow start to the project, regional arts funding awarded in Southland is finally beginning to take some form.

In November, a Creative NZ tender went out to individuals and groups in Southland for a regional arts pilot, aiming to engage and build the arts community in the district.

14 Jul 2016

When Lenon Wakuwa struts his stuff on the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards catwalk, he will be modelling his own design.

The Southern Institute of Technology fashion and design student has entered the Fantasia section with his own design, called The Blood of The Lamb.

07 Jul 2016

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) commercial driving students now have a real milk tanker to practise in.

The truck and trailer unit, which Fonterra national transport and logistics general manager Barry McColl described as a "cast-off'' at the end of its life with the company, was handed over yesterday on long-term loan for at least two years.

07 Jul 2016

Southland employers extending a hand to international students at the end of their studies could help combat the region's aging workforce. 

The Southland Regional Development Strategy announced an ambitious goal last year to increase Southland's population by 10,000 by 2020. 

06 Jul 2016

The Southern Institute of Technology and Fonterra have joined forces to help combat a shortage of skilled truck drivers in Southland.

05 Jul 2016

International student enrolments in Southland increased by 18 per cent last year.

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce said there were more than 220 additional international student enrolments in Southland last year, according to the International Education Snapshot Report released on Tuesday.