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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.

03
Sep

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

12
Jun

Some of New Zealand’s burgeoning young track cyclists impressed in the first round of the new Subway National Track Series at Invercargill over the weekend.

The competition at the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome was the first of three in the new Subway National Track Series with two further rounds to take place in July and August in Cambridge.

31
May

The first round of the Subway National Track Series will commence this weekend in Invercargill at the SIT Zero Fee Velodrome. Cycling New Zealand announced the new national track series to further develop its burgeoning young riders.

The Subway National Track Series, commences in Invercargill with another two rounds and Cambridge in July and August and will provide competition for young riders, predominantly from the Subway National Performance Hubs and other leading Under-17, Under-19 and Under-23 emerging riders.

21
May

It will be a more confident, more attacking-minded Tayler Adams who returns to Southland rugby after finding his mojo across the Tasman.

The Melbourne Rebels playmaker has signed on with the Stags for the 2018 season, three years after missing out on a contract and heading to Australia to further his career.

Now 24, Adams first made his debut for Southland as an 18-year-old in 2012 after brothers Jimmy and Scott Cowan had headed overseas.

04
May

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.

03
May

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.

27
Apr

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.

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