Southern Institute of Technology

Plum award for plumber

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown commercial maintenance plumber Alan Wharton’s won a prestigious industry award. He’s pictured late last month after accepting the James Douglas Medallion for newly-qualified tradespersons at the New Zealand Plumbing Awards in Blenheim. Wharton recently completed his Masterlink apprenticeship...

Funding keeps college alive

By GUY WILLIAMS The last English language school operating in Queenstown is delivering a free, full-time course to 70 former migrant workers after securing government funding. Southern Lakes English College in Shotover St successfully applied for a ‘‘very small’’ slice of...

Scene’s new ed

Long-time Allied Press reporter Tracey Roxburgh's been appointed as Mountain Scene's new editor and Otago Daily Times' Queenstown bureau chief. Roxburgh, originally from Invercargill, graduated from Southern Institute of Technology’s Peter Arnett School of Journalism, before starting out at The Southland...