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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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