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Entries for August 2019

03 Aug 2019

Invercargill leaders have vowed to fight a Government decision to centralise the Southern Institute of Technology [SIT] with 15 other polytechnics and training institutes nationwide.

Mayor Tim Shadbolt said he was in "absolute disbelief they could do such a terrible thing to our city" and said legal action would be taken against the decision.

"They have really ripped the heart out of Invercargill with this announcement."

01 Aug 2019

Invercargill's Mayor is vowing to fight plans to combine New Zealand's polytechnics.

The Government proposed a nationwide merger on Thursday, bringing all 16 polytechnics into one to be called the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.