What Can I Do?


The consultation period for the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) has closed and submissions on this proposal are no longer being received. Thank you to everyone who took the time to write a submission expressing what SIT means to Southland and its people.

Unfortunately, it seems Southland’s pleas have fallen on deaf ears. Education Minister Chris Hipkins has since announced a dire outlook for SIT. We’re now looking to lobby MPs, politicians and people of influence to ensure meaningful changes and assurances are written into the RoVE legislation which protect SIT and the role it plays in the Southland community and economy.


Email Education Minister Chris Hipkins and let him know what you think of the Reform of Vocational Education.


Show your support

Bumper stickers, wearing a Stand Up For SIT t-shirt, putting a sign in your shop or office window – there’s heaps of ways! Making noise on social media, writing to the Minister, visiting your local MPs – no matter their party affiliation – and writing letters to your local newspaper are also great ways to engage.