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To gain insight into the Southland business environment, Great South is undertaking the annual Southland Business Survey for 2019. The survey, which opens today, provides a channel for local busine... read more
2 Day High Intensity, High Impact Lean Business Course Led by internationally renowned Lean consultant Clinton Yeats Up to 25% increase in team productivity Perfect as an introduction to Lea... read more
A new kiosk at the Invercargill i-SITE is enticing visitors to relocate to Southland. The new migration kiosk, which was set up last week, provides access to employment opportunities across the reg... read more
A pōwhiri, high tea and entertainment provided by local cultural groups have marked the launch of the Southland Welcoming Communities Programme. Following involvement in Immigration New Zealand’s W... read more
28 cruise ships are currently scheduled to dock at Stewart Island or Bluff ports during the 2019/20 cruise season, equating to potentially 11,000 cruise passengers between November and March and an es... read more
Southland is rolling out the welcome mat. Following involvement in Immigration New Zealand’s Welcoming Communities pilot, the Southland Murihiku Welcoming Plan will be launched on Wednesday 18 Sept... read more
Celebrating twenty years of park performances, Shakespeare’s popular tragedy, Macbeth, has been selected for the 2020 production of Shakespeare in the Park. The annual Bard fest is scheduled to be... read more
To highlight the extent of career opportunities available in Southland our Southland Youth Futures Programme has been busy coordinating workplace visits for students across Southland. Ever wondered... read more
Planning for Southland’s continued tourism growth is a main priority in the development of the Southland Murihiku Destination Strategy.  The strategy will provide a blueprint for Southland’s d... read more
The new flights present significant opportunities for Southland businesses! Here's what you need to know to make the most of the opportunities they bring: The flight schedule  ... read more
On August 26, Invercargill Airport became the first regional airport in New Zealand to host a regular jet service with the establishment of direct flights between Auckland and Invercargill.  E... read more
On Sunday 25th of August, Invercargill Airport will become the first regional airport in New Zealand to host a regular jet service with the arrival of the inaugural Air New Zealand flight between Auck... read more
Some of Southland’s international students now know the true meaning of manaakitanga. On Saturday 17 August, 26 international students were hosted on Murihiku Marae for the opportunity to learn mor... read more
That's the call from Great South and to make it happen they are holding a product development workshop, aimed at established Southland businesses and startups entrepreneurs, on the 17th October. Th... read more
A significant drop in the number of Southland youth not in employment, education or training is being celebrated across the region. Statistics New Zealand has estimated that the number of NEETs (yo... read more
The final leg of an electric vehicle journey around the world took place in our very own region. On Friday 19 July the iconic Bluff signpost was the finish line for Wiebe Wakker’s 100,000km low emi... read more
The future is looking great with an exciting new identity revealed to drive Southland’s regional success. Today marks the first official day of trading for the Southland Regional Developme... read more
Southland Regional Development Agency (SRDA) Chairman Ian Collier has announced the appointment of an interim chief executive to lead the newly established Southland regional organisation.   ... read more

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