Let the brains begin…


Queenstown’s new Southern Institute of Technology campus opened its doors at Remarkables Park this week.

The three new classrooms – tutorial, computing and hospitality suites complete with state-of-the-art equipment – were given a Maori blessing by Darren Rewi on Monday.

Classes for liquor licence controller students were the first to begin this week, with computer classes and food safety and barista students beginning next week.

The full zero-fees course programme will be rolled out next month, says campus manager Pam Hulls. “We believe this education initiative brings Queenstown to a new level of service infrastructure.

“SIT is excited about bringing zero fees tertiary education to Queenstown and looks forward to a long relationship with residents and businesses catering to their wide education needs.”