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11
Sep

Students who wish to study at SIT are assured that multi-year programmes are safe to enrol in, with the Government confirming the polytechnic will take enrolments right through to 2023 at this stage.

06
Sep

The Invercargill Licensing Trust and Southern Institute of Technology have announced they will join forces on a first-of-its-kind inner-city initiative.

The two organisations agreed to develop a link between the Kelvin Hotel and SIT's proposed neighbouring 47-apartment build to create a fully operational training hotel - a first for New Zealand.

03
Aug

Invercargill leaders have vowed to fight a Government decision to centralise the Southern Institute of Technology [SIT] with 15 other polytechnics and training institutes nationwide.

Mayor Tim Shadbolt said he was in "absolute disbelief they could do such a terrible thing to our city" and said legal action would be taken against the decision.

"They have really ripped the heart out of Invercargill with this announcement."

01
Aug

Invercargill's Mayor is vowing to fight plans to combine New Zealand's polytechnics.

The Government proposed a nationwide merger on Thursday, bringing all 16 polytechnics into one to be called the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.

01
Jul

Check out #Grabarandom - Invercargill with Air New Zealand's grab a seat. 

19
Jun

Three-dimensional ‘Hololens’ technology is bringing a new level of realism to nursing education at the Southern Institute of Technology.

17
Jun

SIT's new programmes are carefully developed to align with Southland Development Strategy (SoRDS) goals to meet Southland's industry labour needs.

10
Jun

The SIT Trades and Technology Faculty has recently purchased five sets of augmented reality (AR) welding equipment to enhance their students’ learning experience.

23
May

A staple of New Zealand farming history and agricultural education since 1964, Telford’s Balclutha campus extends over 921 hectares of with halls of residence and facilities, technical workshops (machinery, carpentry and welding), classrooms and livestock units.

23
May

Unprecedented flooding in Franz Josef on March 26 washed away the Waiho Bridge leaving many farmers on the Southside struggling to re-establish fences and restore land.

 

Mark Patterson has requested help from both Telford staff and students advising Westland Mayor Bruce Smith yesterday that a van load of students will arrive at the Southside of the Waiho to lend a hand for the week.

23
May

Southland farmers are struggling with the pressure as staffing shortages and climate change weigh heavy on their shoulders.

"The minister references going to Telford watching an exhibition of students learning to shear - there is no equivalence in teaching a room full of accountancy students compared to teaching all those practical skills that are needed on our farms, and the funding model absolutely needs to reflect that."

01
May

Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (MAINZ) students will get a taste of the real-world music industry when the entire organisation comes together this month for Collab Week to release an album in just five days.

17
Apr

The artists confirmed as 2019 finalists for the Pacific Music Awards are eligible for the SunPix People’s Choice Award – Best Pacific Artist Award.  The winner is solely determined by public vote.   Supported by SunPix, voting for this award is now open and will close on Friday 10 May.

15
Apr

2019 marks the 31st anniversary of the MLT Hokonui Fashion Design Awards - a significant achievement as the longest running fashion design awards of their type in

New Zealand.  

04
Apr

The finalists for the 2019 Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Otara Music Arts Centre in
Auckland, marking the 15th anniversary of the celebrated event.

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