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20 Dec 2018

Experienced campaigners Gina Crampton and Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit will join forces to lead the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel in 2019.

01 Oct 2018

The new season of TVNZ's Project Runway will boast a southern connection, having three former fashion students from the Southern Institute of Technology.

The trio are Matt Costello, Lenon Wakuwa and Peni Moala.

Former student Matt Costello said growing up being a "traditional kiwi bloke" had set him apart in fashion industry. 

07 Sep 2018

The Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel has completed its 2019 squad with a trio of southern talent.


Defender Abby Erwood returns for her fourth season in the Steel ranks, midcourter Kate Heffernan features after an impressive debut season as a replacement player this year and Kendall McMinn has earned her first ANZ Premiership contract.

03 Sep 2018

A central Invercargill church is set to receive a $14 million-$15 million injection of funds from its new owner — the Southern Institute of Technology.

St John’s Anglican Church, hall and grounds between Tay and Esk Sts will become part of a larger "Creative Centre", and will include co-working areas for graduates and postgraduate students.  The decision, announced yesterday, was agreed by the SIT council at a meeting on Monday night. Council chairman Peter Heenan confirmed it would fund the centre from its reserves.

31 Aug 2018

South African shooting star Lenize Potgieter will add even more firepower to the ranks of the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel in 2019.


The SPAR Proteas shooter bolsters a formidable line-up of players committed to returning to the southern franchise for the 2019 ANZ Premiership season.


In a remarkable feat, Steel has re-signed its entire starting line-up which successfully claimed its second championship title with a phenomenal one-goal victory over the Pulse recently. The only exception is captain Wendy Frew who previously announced her retirement from the game.


27 Aug 2018

They'll be interacting with a patient, but the patient won't really be there.

That's because they will be a hologram, and Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) nursing students in Invercargill will be some of the first in New Zealand to use this technology with holographic patients. 

The students will be able to visualise internal anatomy using Microsoft Hololens headsets with Pearson HoloApps software, using augmented reality, virtual reality and 360 degree video to "see" inside their patients.

20 Aug 2018
Southern Institute of Technology veterinary students in Invercargill will benefit from working with dog corpses supplied to them by the Invercargill City Council (ICC).

City councillors approved a request by the institute for ICC to supply them with dog cadavers at a Regulatory Services Committee meeting on Tuesday.

17 Aug 2018

Having always enjoyed cooking and regularly helping her grandma prepare dishes, Sharnee Gardyne-Palmer started working at the Gore RSA four years ago, waitressing, doing dishes and cooking in the kitchens. On graduating from high school, Gardyne-Palmer continued working at the RSA, finding she really enjoyed the cooking side of things and making it her full-time job.

02 Jul 2018

At the age of 40, North Otago farmers Jenny Malcolm, with her husband Bill, achieved a lifelong goal of dry stock farm ownership.

After building a new family home four years later, theoretically she had everything she wanted and life should have been "amazing".

But after moving into the new house, she woke the next morning feeling deflated, while her husband felt great in his achievement.

12 Jun 2018

DairyNZ is looking out for its farmers, and free health checks were conducted throughout New Zealand recently.

Originally started as part of DairyNZ's Health PitStops project, which was supported by the Transforming the Dairy Value Chain (TDVC) Primary Growth Partnership programme, the Health PitStops have continued.

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