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Entries for July 2017

24 Jul 2017

IT may be a small Southland business, but The Seriously Good Chocolate Company’s owner Jane Stanton has big plans as she sets her sights on taking her products to the world.

The company is preparing to export chocolates from its Kiwiana and wine-infused ranges, with a new range being developed, to Singapore and Hong Kong.

Ms Stanton said she was also working towards establishing export markets in Dubai, Sri Lanka and Australia.

19 Jul 2017

Lovers of the Hatea Loop can now enjoy the popular walkway from the comfort of home, with a coffee table book published by local photographer Natalie Guest.

For Natalie, the book began as a portfolio project towards a Diploma of Digital Photography at the Southern Institute of Technology. 

12 Jul 2017

You’ve been eyeing the US, maybe Canada, maybe the United Kingdom for college or post graduate studies. But you’re concerned about being so far away from home, about safety, job security after college, and the quality of education vis-à-vis your parents’ investment. Maybe it’s time to train your sights further afield.

Enter New Zealand (NZ). Famous mainly for its breathtaking scenery and as the location for the Lord of the Rings (LOTR) series, New Zealand has emerged as a new favorite education destination among Filipino students.  In 2016, more than 3,000 Filipinos were registered as international students, which do not include the immigrants who have settled in NZ. In a country of 4.6 million people, you’ll be sure to bump into a fellow Pinoy wherever you go.

06 Jul 2017

The SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks have taken an early and key step in their planning for the 2018 National Basketball League by re-signing Head Coach Judd Flavell for a further two years.

Being able to retain Flavell, who is also an assistant coach at the New Zealand Breakers, was a “no-brainer” according to Sharks General Manager Jill Bolger.