Tourism & Events


The Great South events team are available to connect and support our community event organisers.

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By encouraging vibrancy and celebrating diversity, events play a vital role in positioning Murihiku Southland as the best place to live, work and play.

As a contributor, Great South is committed to strengthening the local events sector by leading strategic conversations in the sector. Delivering and supporting regional events, connecting event organisers with the resources needed for successful event delivery, and by positioning Southland as a preferred place to hold conferences and other large-scale events. 

Events contribute to creating a sense of place, belonging and resident satisfaction, adding to the liveability of a place and are viewed from multiple valuable perspectives in our community.

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  • Are important to Southlanders and contribute to the quality of life offered in Southland.
  • Play a key role in attracting people to live, work and visit in Southland.
  • Define what it is to be a Southlander and represent various aspects of the Southland story.
  • Encourage vibrancy and celebrate diversity.

If you are considering holding your conference or meeting in Southland be sure to check out our resources.