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Sigrid Joblin-Mills grew up in Whanganui before making the move to Dunedin to study a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Neuroscience at Otago University. With her Bachelor’s degree under her belt, she packed her bag and headed off on a backpacking adventure around Europe, and while travelling, decided on her future career path: Nursing.


Her elevation into the elite ranks of the ANZ Premiership may have come as a surprise, but Courtney Elliott is determined to make an impact.

Just a few days ago, the Waikato defender was preparing to compete in the Beko Netball League until a phone call from Steel coach Reinga Bloxham changed the direction of her netball career.

Elliott has been thrust into the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel team as a replacement for Jamaican international Malysha Kelly, who ruptured her ACL during pre-season preparation.


A new building, new uniform and new technology, but still the same passion for helping people.

Forty years ago Pat Goodwill was one of the first tutors to teach nursing at the Southern Institute of Technology and she says the quality of care is still strong at the institute.

There were two other tutors who she worked alongside in 1978.


There's been changes in uniforms, technology and the building, but the high quality of care is still the same.

Former nurse educators, tutors, programme managers and graduates will return to the Southern Institute of Technology to celebrate the 40th anniversary of nursing education at the institute on April 26.


Former Invercargill woman Priscilla Frame's hard work has paid off.

The Southern Institute of Technology graduate has used her double bachelor degree in audio production and contemporary music to work on producing film Broken


Tonight, the finalists for the 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Otara Music

Arts Centre, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

New Zealand-born, Berlin-based neo-soul singer Noah Slee leads the 25 finalists who are set to be

honoured at the Pacific Music Awards ceremony on 24 May at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau,



Tonight, the finalists for the 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Otara Music Arts Centre, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.


On the 7th and 8th of March, Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) had the pleasure of hosting Dr Julie Dais, PhD Biology Professor at Okanagan College in Kelowna, British Columbia. SIT Massage staff, Dr Donna Smith and Dr Jo Smith collaborated with the professor on a massage research therapy project entitled “Students’ perceptions of the use of the Defense and Veterans Pain Rating Scale (DVPRS) ® to monitor client pain in a massage therapy student outreach program”.


The 2018 Mitre 10 Cup draw will bring home matches against Hawkes Bay, Counties Manukau, Otago, Bay of Plenty and Auckland with New Zealand Rugby announcing the draw today.

The season will kick off at home on the 19th August against Hawkes Bay, with nine weeks of round robin before semi-finals and finals.


Zoe Dawson is learning nursing skills at the Southern Institute of Technology to help underprivileged children in Kenya.

She is the New Zealand correspondent for the Children of Maasai Educational Programme in a Kenyan village – a role she received during a two-month stay in Maasai last year.


After taking over Joel Little’s Auckland recording studio, Josh Fountain has become one of the most in-demand producers in New Zealand pop music. Hussein Moses goes behind the scenes to find out how he got here and where he’s going next.


The honour of captaining the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel never diminishes for Wendy Frew.

The team’s 2018 ANZ Premiership title defence will be Frew’s fifth at the helm and a remarkable 16th representing the southern franchise, including its predecessor the Sting.

“It’s always a real honour for me to lead the Southern Steel line-up. It’s something I really enjoy and I’m just lucky to have such a good bunch of players around me who are all leaders in their own way,” she said.


Marketing students from the Southern Institute of Technology are putting what they are learning into practice.

A group of six students have been working for about a month on marketing for this year's Wyndham Cup Day Races in Gore.


A devastating injury has ruled Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel defender Malysha Kelly out for the 2018 netball season.

Steel physiotherapist Corina Ngatuere said an MRI scan confirmed Kelly has ruptured the ACL in her left knee.

“We pride ourselves on having low injury rates and doing all we can to prevent injuries but unfortunately the nature of this game, with the change in direction, jumping and landing and abrupt stopping, means accidents do happen,” she said.


After winning a national drawing competition at her high school, a Branxholme school leaver says she found her inspiration to pursue a career in animation.

Former James Hargest College student Bethany Hayes says earlier in the year she never had the intention to study animation at the Southern Institute of Technology, but applied for the course after winning a drawing competition.

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