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18
Mar

We extend our sympathy to our SIT Muslim community after the events of Friday in Christchurch. We are very thankful that none of our current students or graduates were harmed but we acknowledge that in the very tightknit Muslim community of New Zealand, many will have friends and family impacted by the tragic event. We remind all students of the range of support services available and urge anyone requiring assistance to make contact with our International pastoral care team in the first instance.

Penny Simmonds

SIT CE

12
Mar

The SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks have added another large piece to its 2019 roster with confirmation that Tall Black and Melbourne United centre Alex Pledger will return for his fourth year with the southern franchise.

11
Mar

SIT and MAINZ are pleased to be offering, as part of their support of the Pacific Music Awards, a new scholarship to Pasifika students interested in studying music, audio production/engineering at either our Auckland (MAINZ) or Invercargill (SIT) campuses within the school of Music and Audio Production.

01
Mar

The SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks have landed a big fish to aide in its New Zealand National Basketball League title defence. Melbourne United and Australian shooting guard Mitch McCarron will join the Sharks in 2019 for the Sal’s NBL which tips off next month.

26
Feb

A great choice for a quality tertiary education, providing a wide range of subjects and qualifications, the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) continues to show growth in student enrolments again in 2019. Overall domestic student numbers are up by 15 percent, with strong growth of around 2164 students at their Invercargill campus alone.

25
Feb

New Zealand cyclists will be looking to this week’s UCI Track World Championships as an important litmus test on their progress towards next year’s Tokyo Olympics.

The 17-strong Vantage Elite team face a five-day competition starting on Wednesday at the BNP Paribas Arena in Pruszkow, Poland.

22
Feb

As a result of the Education Minister’s announcement of Wednesday 13th February, proposing to merge all 16 New Zealand ITPs into 1, the Minister and officials are now visiting our Invercargill Campus on Friday 1 March.

We have also arranged a community meeting with the Minister’s officials from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at SIT in Hansen Hall, and are inviting any members of the Southland community who wish to attend. We would encourage you to spread the word of this meeting to any friends and family who wish to attend and make their opinions heard.

19
Feb

Yesterday morning Telford students were welcomed onto the Balclutha campus with South Otago High School students performing a Haka and singing a waiata as part of the official Powhiri.

18
Feb

Southland is a holder of the Hawke Cup, New Zealand's prized trophy in regard to minor-association cricket.

The Southern Institute of Technology has contributed to creating a strong Southland Cricket Team by enticing international students, particularly from India, to come to Invercargill, Southland to study. Their passion for cricket helped ensure that they felt at home in Invercargill as many of SIT's Indian students flowed in large numbers into Southland cricket clubs.

11
Feb

VANTAGE ELITE &19 TRACK CYCLING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – DAY 1 WRAP

Kirstie James pipped her teammate Holly Edmondston by the narrowest of margins in record times on the opening day of finals at the Vantage Elite & U19 Track Cycling National Championships in Cambridge.

07
Feb

International Student Wellbeing Strategy is designed to protect and enhance New Zealand’s reputation as a safe and welcoming country to study within,  the NZ Government launched the International Student Wellbeing Strategy in June 2017.

14
Jan

Invercargill’s newest restaurant promising ‘Simply authentic Vietnamese cuisine’ opened in its Spey St location late last year.

20
Dec

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

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

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.

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