Internationally acclaimed artists Sons of Zion will perform at the Student Pulse celebration in Rotorua tomorrow.

The event, held at Kuirau Park from 4pm, is to celebrate the Student Association of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology changing its name change to Student Pulse.

It was formerly WITSA or Waiariki Institute of Technology Student Association.

Other performances will include local artists Stella Maris, Kata, and Toi-Ohomai music students.


Student Pulse president Virgil Iraia said they were super excited with the new look and name of their organisation.

"Student Pulse is a culmination of many years of having an independent voice for students. With the merger of Waiariki and Bay of Plenty Polytech, past and present students as well as staff have spent a few years working towards this."

The Student Association provides representation, advocacy, and organised events on campus. It is run by the students for the students and helps in all aspects of student life from entertainment and socialising to academic support and welfare.

They provide services and support to help students get the most out of campus life and succeed in their studies.

"We might have a new name, but we have a long history of supporting students. The student association will celebrate 30 years of incorporation in November this year. It's such a privilege to be the president at this time," said Mr Iraia.

"Getting Sons of Zion as our headline act is fantastic and K-Lee from Mai FM will MC the event. We invite the community to come along and be involved in our festivities."

"This is a free event but we are encouraging all adults to support our Salvation Army Food Drive and donate one can of goods per adult."