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Entries for 2013

23 Dec 2013

The Southern Institute of Technology Bachelor of environment Management course boasts a high employment rate for its graduates.

07 Nov 2013

Southlanders enjoyed a treat with the performance of Southland Superstars highlighting local talent and celebrating Southland history.

The one night show event featured acts depicting the early 1900s through to present day, celebrating the music, dance and song of that era. Each decade featured a performance from that time and the event combined acts from across a variety of ages said organiser Tama Dean. “There were nearly 90 people in the show. The oldest person in the show was 60, the youngest was 7.”

25 Oct 2013

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) nursing students have successfully ran their annual health expo with over 300 students and public attending the free event.

21 Sep 2013

The SIT Vault Café in Invercargill provides locals with top quality food and showcases the skill of its students to the public.

The Vault Café is located in the SIT Arcade, between Don and Esk Streets.  Housed amidst the creative hub, the Vault Café is bordered by the SIT Art Gallery and Fashion Shop, all of which are run and operated by students. 

19 Sep 2013
12 Sep 2013

SIT’s nursing students are able to practise their skills on “real life” patients as part of the institute’s new nursing simulation suite, comlpeted as part of the half a million dollar upgrade of the nursing school which features state-of-the-art high fidelity simulators designed to act like humans.

26 Aug 2013

A combined classroom of various Southern Institute of Technology courses enjoyed the opportunity to speak with a representative from Weta Digital earlier this week, discussing industry changes and career opportunities at the large Wellington based company.

25 Aug 2013

SIT2LRN Horticulture facilitator Lynne Warden now oversees three certificates in Horticulture: general horticulture, organic horticulture and landscape design. “The courses are ideal for people wanting to develop their own property.”

12 Aug 2013

Invercargill was the host of their first Startup Weekend recently with winning teams from the Southen Institue of Technology (SIT) given the opportunity to present their ideas to an angel investor following the event.

08 Jul 2013

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.

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