Nelson Soroptimist Education Trust

Academic Regalia Hire

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What can I hire?


How to see what’s available?

We’re open for viewing BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: to arrange a viewing, please phone

•  Wendy Logan on 027 4808 336. or

•  Belinda Curtis-Sullivan on 021 0236 0250

Our Regalia Room is in H Block at NMIT – Te Pūkenga on the corner of Nile and Alton Streets in Nelson.


What are the prices for hiring?

Individual Casual Hire  (for up to 4 days’ hire)

Damage Bond: a $50 bond is payable for individual casual hire, refunded to you on return of all undamaged garments.


How do I order?

NMIT GRADUATES: All regalia for Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology – Te Pūkenga (NMIT) Graduations must be ordered through the NMIT website. The link for ordering will become available when regalia can be ordered; this is usually in late July / early August.

School Prizegiving ceremonies : Orders for these must be received by the end of Term 3;  please phone  Raylene Northcott 0210607481

For all other orders please phone Wendy Logan 0274808336


How do I pay?

We accept cash paid to our staff or volunteers on duty in our rooms in H Block at NMIT, or by direct bank transfer. 

Details for payment by internet or online bank transfers are: 

Account name: Nelson Soroptimist Education Trust 
Account number: 38 9005 0425447 01 
Reference: The name of the individual or institution hiring.



Our Regalia Hire team couldn’t function without a bunch of fantastically skilled volunteers. 

If you have spare time and would like to join a group of like-minded people giving their time and skill to a great cause, then we would love to hear from you! There are all sorts of tasks you could lend your hand to: help us maintain the gowns and hoods in good order, lend a hand with sorting and packing the gowns ready for collection, and for unpacking and rehanging returned regalia after prize-giving and graduation ceremonies. 

Please contact Wendy Logan, 0274808336.